By: Elena Grace Flores
Retired military man and a poet, Hilario Andes is the man behind Binay Brigade or one of those trusted men of the Binay family. Also one of the consultants of Senator Nancy Binay, Hilario was the hands on field guy during the 2016 presidential campaign reporting to Pastor Boy Saycon of the NoyBi and chairman of COPA, the major campaigner of outgoing Vice President Jejomar Binay.
He kept his cool and always answered politely when volunteers were dismayed due to lack of campaign materials and other needs. May his love of nature particularly plants would guide him into advocating to help the smallest agricultural entities in Mindanao and elsewhere – through his connections in the higher ups.
It was a tough journey to be working with you but a very fulfilling one. Most of all, thank you for being the credible source for our stories. Information and situation updates really did help us in covering news that no media can ever have. Our gratitude for your getting out of the way to know us – thus finding you at our doorsteps whenever you are needed. You are indeed a good public servant just like the Binays.