LAOAG CITY – Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos will formalize her alliance with Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio’s Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HnP) with a signing scheduled to take place on Monday, August 13, at the Blue Leaf, Aseana, Paranaque City.
Expected to attend the signing are Zamboanga del Norte Representative Seth Frederick Jalosjos, Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda, and Misamis Oriental Governor Yevgeny Emano, among others.
Governor Marcos took her oath as member in Digos City last week, along with presidential spokesperson Harry Roque.
Governor Marcos said she joined the alliance because HnP “is not a monolithic, hierarchical or traditional party. Its approach is very local.”
Hugpong does not require its members to abandon their political parties but instead forges coalitions in the localities.
“I think it is a very interesting model, something that is workable on the ground,” the governor said. “This model is better because a candidate wins or loses in the local contests anyway. It is not about the big political parties in Manila.”
The governor believes Hugpong will become the voice of Mindanao and a force to reckon with like the time-tested Solid North. Eight northern provinces are getting ready to join the alliance, she shared. (TNM)
Photo: Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos at the Sorsogon City 1st Private Teacher Convention last July 20, 2018 (photo by PGIN-CMO)