Leonardia, Gasataya receive endorsement from Pnoy’s uncle

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Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia and Rep. Greg Gasataya have gained a boost in their election bids this May after they secured the backing of former ambassador Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco Jr.

Cojuangco, chairman emeritus of the Nationalist People’s Coalition – and considered a political kingmaker in Negros Occidental, raised the hands of the two officials at the recent assembly of the NPC in Makati City.

“I and Congressman Greg are very thankful and happy of the endorsement. It is such a big morale booster because Ambassador Cojuangco is an institution—respected and admired in the business and political circle,” Leonardia said (

Leonardia, who is seeking a sixth term as Bacolod City mayor, earlier got the endorsement of President Rodrigo Duterte as well.