Former Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia Officially Endorsed Mayor Duterte Leaves VP Binay


Former Cebu governor and incumbent Cebu Third District Rep. Gwendolyn Garcia officially endorsed Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and decided to "leave" the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) of Vice President Jejomar Binay. The prominent political leader in Cebu now fully support the presidential bid of Mayor Rody Duterte.



After weighing her options, the congresswoman from Cebu has decided to go with the decision of her local party, One Cebu, her family’s unified decision, and the “clamor of the Cebuanos for a presidential candidate from the Visayas.” The family of Rep. Gwen Garcia already threw their support for Mayor Duterte during the mayor's visit to Cebu this month.

In an interview with Cebu Daily News, Rep. Garcia confirmed the news that she is officially endorsing Mayor Duterte for President. She was quoted as saying "I can’t be with UNA if I am supporting Digong. That is why I am taking a leave of absence purely for that reason and no other. It was quite a difficult decision to make,” she told Cebu Daily News in a phone interview.

Although the former Cebu Province governor declared her support to Mayor Duterte's candidacy for president, she clarified that she was not bolting UNA but only taking a leave of absence until after the national and local elections.  elections.

The congresswoman said she spoke with Navotas City Rep. Toby Tiangco, UNA President, and informed him about her decision last Saturday. According to Rep. Garcia, the UNA President "understood" her decision to come out openly as a Duterte supporter. Rep. Garcia is the founder of One Cebu, and one of the founding members of the national political party, United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), headed by VP Binay.

Due to the announcement of former Gov. Garcia, her brother, One Cebu chairman and gubernatorial bet Winston Garcia, welcomed Rep. Garcia's decision to support Mayor Rodrigo Duterte, the overwhelmingly favorite candidate not only in the Mindanao but also in the Visayas as well as the NCR.
Former Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia Officially Endorsed Mayor Duterte Leaves VP Binay Former Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia Officially Endorsed Mayor Duterte Leaves VP Binay Reviewed by Phil Newsome on 4/12/2016 Rating: 5

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