SENATOR Nancy Binay was named the new national president of the United Nationalist Alliance during the national leaders conference held in Makati last Sept. 12, based on the statement released by her office on Thursday.
The senator, who will seek reelection in the coming May 2019 midterm elections, accepted her new post and vowed to continue UNA’s legacy of service.
“On this day as new party president, I wholeheartedly accept the challenges to push for genuine reform,” she said.
In her speech, the senator also reminded her partymates of UNA’s program of government, which she classified according to three pillars—“social inclusion/improvement of basic services,” “economic dynamism,” and “effective and caring governance.”
“This is also the direction I wanted our party to continue—that UNA be known as the party that takes care and gives services to every Filipino,” she added.
She cited “the need to learn from our moments of doubt and make sure that the vision and platform of UNA shall remain relevant to the people.”
She urged UNA members to become instruments of real change in society by advancing UNA’s core agenda of competence and service.
“As we undergo changes and reforms in this administration, our unity is now more important than ever. I therefore ask your continued support as we create practical solutions to address the root cause of our nation’s problems,” Binay said.
UNA Secretary General JV Bautista said the party leadership unanimously selected Binay because her advocacies and programs were with UNA’s vision of uplifting the lives of the marginalized.
“We believe Senator Nancy’s advocacies and her unique brand of service will help unite members as we consolidate and forge alliances for the upcoming local and national elections,” Bautista said.
The UNA national leadership consists of former Vice President Jejomar Binay-party chairman, Senator Nancy Binay-party president, Senator Gregorio Honasan-party vice president, Atty. JV Bautista-secretary general and Former secretary Gary Teves-national treasurer.
The UNA leaders conference was attended by almost 200 leaders of UNA nationwide.