Tingog party-list recently joined Lakas-CMD in welcoming Hugpong ng Pagbabago senatorial candidates during their campaign sorties around Eastern Visayas on Monday and Tuesday.
Lakas-CMD president Ferdinand Martin “FM” Romualdez, who is running for congressman of Leyte’s 1st District, first welcomed senatorial candidate Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go at the Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport in Tacloban City on Monday.
Romualdez, the husband of incumbent Leyte 1st District Rep. and Tingog first nominee Yedda Marie Romualdez, vowed to support the candidacy of Go and other HNP senatorial bets under the leadership of presidential daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte.
Hugpong, Tingog, and Lakas-CMD also held a grand rally at the Tacloban City Convention Center (Astrodome) on Tuesday.
Romualdez and his cousin, Tacloban City mayoralty candidate Alfred Romualdez, also endorsed Lakas-CMD Party Chairman and senatorial bet Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. during a separate meeting in Tacloban, along with the whole senatorial line up of HNP.
On Nov. 7, 2018, Tingog, Lakas-CMD, and Hugpong signed an alliance agreement for regional development.
Being a regional political party, HNP has a constituency that is spread over Region XI (Davao Region).
The party seeks a “peaceful and democratic way of life for its constituency, with its leaders establishing programs geared towards ensuring the establishment and maintenance of communities characterized by a strong region and secured life for all—where freedom is upheld, where men and women practice tolerance, where individual dignity and the rule of law are observed, and where community-building contributions of generations of indigenous pioneers and immigrants of the region are recognized.”
Hugpong is also pushing for alliance building with other political parties and persons who share the same beliefs, plans, vision and mission.
Tingog, as a regional political party in Region 8, aims to “articulate the principles, hopes and aspirations of the people of Eastern Visayas in their common pursuit towards transformational politics, genuine shared governance and the full development of the country’s social, geographic and economic peripheries leading to the creation of a truly democratic representative democracy and the building of an inclusive and progressive Filipino community.”
The alliance of these regional parties “will pave the way for a farther reach of the advocacies of both parties through the provision of mutual support.”
Aside from Go and Revilla, other Hugpong senatorial candidates include Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, Zajid “Dong” Mangudadatu, Francis Tolentino,Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito, Jinggoy Ejercito Estrada,Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara,Gov. Maria Imelda Josefa “Imee” R. Marcos, Cynthia A. Villar, Pilar Juliana “Pia” S. Cayetano, Rodrigo “Jiggy” D. Manicad, Jr., and Koko Pimentel.