Leonardia group gets Makabayan’s endorsement

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The Makabayan bloc led by former Bayan Muna Party-list Congressman Neri Colmenares endorsed the candidates belonging to the Team ABEL and Grupo Progreso in Bacolod City.

Team ABEL stands for congressional candidate Dan Atayde, Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia and Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran.

“This is a major political development in the run-up to the official start of campaign period for local elections late next month. We highly appreciate the Makabayan bloc’s continued support to the GP slate,” said Leonardia. (

Both Atayde and Familiaran echoed the mayor’s statement as they rallied progressive groups residents to stay united and work towards Bacolod’s sustainable progress.

For his part, Colmenares thanked Leonardia and Familiaran for their support to Bayan Muna in as many elections in the past.