Danding, Love Negros
bets sweep Liga polls
BY CARLA GOMEZ
The candidate of Negros Occidental's powerful kingmakers won the provincial Liga ng mga Barangay Federation election over the alleged bet of the camp of Gov. Alfredo Maranoñ Jr. in a neck-and-neck fight yesterday.
Mark Cui of San Carlos City, who had the backing of the Love Negros leaders, won in a 16-15 vote over Eduardo Javier of Cadiz City, who is associated with the United Negros Alliance of Marañon.
When he won, Cui thanked business tycoon Eduardo “Danding” Cojuangco, and two of the country's richest congressmen - Alfredo Abelardo Benitez (Neg. Occ., 3 rd District) and Julio Ledesma IV (Neg. Occ., 1 st District) for their support..