By Hannah Torregoza
Senator Nancy Binay has been named the new president of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA), the political group said in a statement on Thursday.
UNA Secretary General lawyer JV Bautista said Binay’s appointment as the party president was the result of the UNA national leaders conference held in Makati last September 12, which was attended by almost 200 leaders of UNA nationwide.
Bautista said the party leadership unanimously selected the senator because her advocacies and programs go well with UNA’s vision of uplifting the lives of the marginalized.
“We believe Senator Nancy’s advocacies and her unique brand of service will help unite members as we consolidate and forge alliances for the upcoming local and national elections,” Bautista said.
The UNA national leadership consists of former vice president Jejomar Binay, party chairman; Sen. Nancy Binay, party president; Sen. Gregorio Honasan II, party vice president; Bautista, secretary general and former Secretary Gary Teves, as national treasurer.
Binay accepted her new post and vowed to continue the party’s legacy of service.
In her speech, the senator reminded her partymates of UNA’s program of government, which she classified according to three pillars — “social inclusion/improvement of basic services,” “economic dynamism,” and “effective and caring governance.”