The pending Anti-Discrimination/SOGIE bill has found another ally in congress.
Ang Ladlad, the political organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Filipinos, expressed their full
support to the re election of Abra Representative JB Bernos on his second term.
“Unang termino pa lamang ni Cong. JB Bernos ay nangako siya sa akin at sa Ladlad at kay Cong. Geraldine Roman ng Bataan (1st Dist) na pipirma siya sa Anti-Discrimination/SOGIE BIL.” says Ms Bemz Benedito, former nominee of Ladlad LGBT Party.
Benedito added that since Ladlad is not vying a seat in congress in this year’s elections, the group’s goal is to support the men & women in congress whom we tagged as “Equality Champs.” “Sila ang mga champions namin sa kongreso sa pagpasa ng Anti-Discrimination/SOGIE Bill na nakabimbin sa Kongreso,” Benedito stressed.
Cong. Bernos served as a former Vice-Mayor and Mayor in La Paz Abra and became the youngest Congressman of Abra.
“Unang termino pa lang ni Cong. Bernos pero nakapagpalaganap na ito ng malawakang scholarships at maraming infrastructure projects sa buong lalawigan ng Abra,” Benedito said.
Bernos helped to campaign for Ladlad in 2010 and 2013 elections in the province of Abra.
Bernos was the batchmate and good friend of Ms Benedito. Congressman Bernos did prove himself to be a worthy ally by campaigning with her and delivering the votes in Abra in the 2013 elections for Ang Ladlad.
Ms. Benedito is calling on all their Ladlad members and friends in Abra to support his candidacy.