Vice President Jejomar C. Binay today welcomed Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia and Zambales Representative Milagros Magsaysay to PDP-Laban and announced their subsequent inclusion to the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) senatorial slate as the party’s nominees.
UNA is the coalition between PDP-Laban, where the Vice President is the chairman, and the Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP) of former President Joseph Estrada.
“We just forwarded to the Alliance that they are members of PDP-Laban and they are our nominees in the senatorial slate,” Binay said.
The Vice President said they took into account the qualifications of Garcia and Magsaysay.
“Ang aming pananaw e nagkakaisa kami sa advocacy at qualified sila sa pagiging senador,” he said.
Meanwhile, Rep. Magsaysay said she had no qualms in transferring to PDP-Laban because she shares the same advocacies with the party.
“Naniniwala kami sa leadership ni Vice President Binay dahil nakita ko na ang advocacy ng PDP ay advocacy ko rin,” Magsaysay said.
“Siguro pinagsama ni VP Binay yung dalawang babae na pinakamatapang sa larangan ng pulitika. Parehas na independent minded at di nagaatubiling magsalita kung kailangan,” she added.
Governor Garcia for her part said she believes the Vice President is a “man of action” and thanked Binay for helping solve a decades-long land dispute in Cebu.
“Walang nangyayari by accident. Tignan natin ang signs. VP Binay is a man of destiny. Sa tingin ko po ito ang tamang direction para sa aming local party, ang One Cebu party, at ang tamang direction for the country,” she added.