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ANAD gears up for 2007 polls

Manila (23 October) -- The peaceful campaign on educating the Filipinos, organizing them into a potent force to preserve and protect our freedom and our democratic institutions gained momentum with the revitalized and fully energized Alliance for Nationalism and Democracy (ANAD) showing its mettle and capability to launch a no-nonsense campaign for seats in the party list representation of the Lower House.

Some l68 delegates from at least 24 provinces, cities, and 4 regions of the country participated in the recently concluded ANAD 2nd National Congress held at the Sacred Heart Center, Cebu City. “We are serious in our intention for the House of Representatives during the May 14, 2007 Mid-Term elections,” said Jun Alcover, who was given a resounding vote of confidence, by the delegates, to lead ANAD as its national chairman.

“In fact, we are setting our sights to carry all of ANAD’s three nominees to the Lower House,” Alcover said. The 2nd National Congress is yet to decide who among the 8 nominees submitted will be the party-list’s first three nominees during the forthcoming elections.

“All of the aspirants have shown their strong commitment and have effectively steered the pro-democracy ANAD to what it is now,” Alcover pointed. During the same occasion, ANAD has adopted effective measures to stifle the gains, intentions, and possible advances of the Maoist communist sectoral front organization who are engrossed in coming up with their own party-list groups for the May 14, 2007 elections.

“Their plan to increase the number of their (CPP-NPA-NDF) party-list representatives must be opposed and exposed. The Filipino people are now aware of their real nature, devious and demonic intentions against the free and democratic governance. The people must have to actively involve in opposing the CPP-NPA-NDF’s sectoral party-list groups intentions,” Alcover stressed.

During the Congress, ANAD delegates chose an interim set of national officers until after the 2007 elections. Aside from Alcover, the other officers were: Boy Odilao Jr. – National Vice Chairman; Bal Domingo – President; Tito Porras – Vice President; Jun Alamo – Vice President for Luzon; George Suazo – Vice President for Visayas; Libreco Baring Jr. – Vice President for Mindanao; Rey Salas – Secretary General; Patrick Otadoy - Treasurer; Alejandro Arellano – Auditor; Greg Senining – National Media Officer; Edgar Alcover – National Security Officer; Cheerio Ybañez – Spiritual Director; and Atty. Rolando Cipriano – Legal Counsel.

“With the congress’ theme - Onward to Victory Thru Active Unity, this clearly expresses ANAD’s serious interest in establishing and implementing a united front approach in its series of actions because we are decided to confront the enemy even within the hallowed halls of Congress,” Alcover pointed out. (PIA-MMIO) [top]

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