While the Nacionalista Party is supporting the congressional bid of Board Member Emilio Yulo III in the 5th district of Negros Occidental, it is keeping a safe distance from the clash between the two gubernatorial candidates in the province in the 2013 elections.
Former Las Piñas Rep. Cynthia Villar, wife of NP president and outgoing Senator Manuel Villar, said even friends clash against each other in politics, stressing that the NP has no position on whom it will support between Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. and Vice-Governor Genaro Alvarez Jr.
Marañon and Alvarez are colleagues of Villar, when she was still the congresswoman of Las Piñas several years ago.
“That is their own problem” Villar, who spoke at the joint induction of officers Bacolod Mt. Kanlandog and Sugarlandia Lions Clubs Friday night at the L’ Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City, said.
She, however, also said that the NP is committed to support Yulo, who is again gearing up for another battle with his uncle, Rep. Alejandro Mirasol.
Mirasol defeated Yulo with a lead of 13,103 votes in a special election held in June this year.
Although he is a member of NP, Yulo also has the support of Alvarez, who is running for governor under the Nationalist People’s Coalition.
The NP, NPC and LP, who have formed a partnership for the 2013 polls, are fielding a joint senatorial slate.
Rep. Alfredo Abelardo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3rd Distric), LP Negros chairman, has assured Mirasol of LP support in his re-election as the 5th district congressman.*GPB