United Negros Alliance (UNegA) members will meet in December to discuss whom they will field for vice governor in the 2025 midterm elections.
Cadiz City Mayor Salvador Escalante Jr., UNegA secretary general, said while three potential bets have been shortlisted it does not mean that other party members will no longer be considered.
He said the name of La Castellana Mayor Rhummyla Mangiliumtan was not on the initial list, it only recently cropped up. However, the names on the shortlist are not final, Escalante said.
Escalante said he begged off from being included in the list. He earlier said he wants to focus on the projects he has started in Cadiz City.
Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer, UNegA president, said he is not running for a third term as vice governor in 2025. He is opting to run for representative of the 4th District of Negros Occidental.
His wife, Juliet Marie Ferrer, who is the current representative of the 4th District is on her third and last term and has no plans to run for any post in Negros Occidental in 2025, the vice governor said.
Escalante said UNegA will continue to support Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson of Love Negros for governor.
They will also in turn request the governor and his party to support the UNegA vice gubernatorial bet, Escalante said.*