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Leonardia thanks INC for endorsement

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Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia thanked the Iglesia Ni Cristo for endorsing the 15 candidates of Grupo Progreso (GP) for today’s midterm elections.

“The whole Grupo Progreso slate expresses its gratitude to the Iglesia ni Cristo, especially its leaders – Executive Minister Ka Eduardo Manalo through Ka Rene Ubaldo for their support to GP 15-0. We are overwhelmed,” Leonardia said in a statement.

The reelectionist mayor added, “We understand that the INC endorsement for the whole slate, 15-0 for Grupo Progreso, is very rare and the only one of its kind in the whole Negros Island for the 2019 elections.”

The GP slate includes Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, Rep. Greg Gasataya, Councilors Cindy Rojas, Renecito Novero, Elmer Sy, Ana Marie Palermo, Dindo Ramos, and Bartolome Orola; and Archie Baribar, Al Espino, Carl Lopez, Simple Distrito, Israel Salanga, and Marlon Solidum.

President Rodrigo Duterte earlier endorsed Leonardia as his candidate for mayor in Bacolod.