The United Negros Alliance is postponing its virtual party convention on Saturday, September 18, until further notice, Cadiz City Mayor Salvador Escalante Jr., UNegA secretary general, said Thursday, September 16.
“Please be advised that in view of the recent surge of COVID-19 infections in the province of Negros Occidental, the members of the party’s executive committee deemed it appropriate to reset our September 18 convention until further notice,” Escalante said in a notice to all UNegA members.
He said while the convention was supposed to be via Zoom, party members were planning to convene at each local government unit to join the activity.
Escalante said with the alarming rise in COVID-19 cases in the province it is best for their members to avoid getting infected or they will be unable to file their certificates of candidacy (CoCs) set October 1 to 8.
“It is better to be safe than sorry anyway UNegA has already issued the Certificates of Nomination (COCs) of its candidates and addressed all concerns,” Escalante said.
UNegA can hold its convention after the filing of CoCs when the COVID-19 cases are going down, Escalante said.
He advised the UNegA members to file their CoCs early to avoid inconvenience.*