TACLOBAN CITY- The alliance between Hugpong ng Pagbabago and Tingog Sinirangan will bring more development in Eastern Visayas and uplift it from being the country’s second poorest region.
Leyte Rep.Yedda Marie Romualdez (1st district), the first nominee of Tingog Siniragan, said this following the brand of leadership of Hugpong founder and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte.
“Mayor Duterte has the political ascendancy and credibility to lead other regional political parties towards the direction of regional development based on federalism, internal self-determination and inclusive economic growth, the political ideals to which both our two political parties strongly adhere,” she said.
“With this goal in mind, Tingog is committed to foster a strong partnership with Hugpong ng Pagbabago in pursuing the agenda of positive social change, economic growth, peace and order and security, and overall national development,” added Romualdez.
Duterte said that she formed Hugpong ng Pagbabago “to pursue the ideals of what we all want, a strong region, a secure life for our constituents, good governance and effective leadership of the members of the party.”
As a regional political party, Hugpong has a constituency that is spread over the present geographical territory of Region XI (Davao Region).
According to Rep. Romualdez, Tingog is willing to support “in whatever possible role that our party may undertake that would further the aims and mission of Hugpong ng Pagbabago, so that together we can be an effective voice that will serve the best interests of the people.”
Hugpong and Tingog along with Lakas-CMD national party headed by former Leyte First District Representative Ferdinand Martin Romualdez, the husband of Rep. Romualdez, formally signed their alliance agreement on November 7 in Tacloban City.
A regional political party based in Eastern Visayas, Tingog “aims to be a champion for regional development.”