Thu. Jul 29th, 2021

The ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) has come up with the initial list of its senatorial candidates for 2022, all of whom are Cabinet members.

(Photo Courtesy; Philippine Star)

PDP-Laban Vice President for the Visayas, Eastern Samar Governor Ben Evardone, identified in a television interview the prospective senatorial candidates as:

1- Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Chairman Benhur Abalos

– Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Martin Andanar

– Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission Chairman Greco Belgica

– Department of Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III

– Department of Information and Communications Technology Secretary Gregorio Honasan II

– Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles

– Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo

– Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

– Department of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade

– Department of Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar

Evardone said President Rodrigo Duterte has discussed the initial list with some party leaders, including him. Duterte is the PDP-Laban chairman.

The initial list of the PDP-Laban comes after the party held an assembly last Saturday in Clark, Pampanga that saw the election of Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi as its president, replacing Senator Manny Pacquiao.

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