LP's Resistance Coalition Releases Possible Senatorial Bet to Match Against PDP-Laban

During the past few days, the once-powerful Liberal Party announced that they would form a political group that would match the senatorial bets of the ruling PDP-Laban of Pres. Duterte for the upcoming 2018 senatorial elections.

According to Liberal Party President and incumbent senator Kiko Pangilinan the group will be called "The Resistance" and he believed that the Senate need a strong opposition that will resist the "slide to authoritarianism and anti-democratic rule" of the Duterte administration.

In an official statement released to the media on Tuesday, Sen. Pangilinan was quoted as saying "We hope to help build together the broadest coalition of groups and individuals united behind defending our freedoms and our civil and political rights,” Pangilinan.

The veteran senator also said that the Liberal Party needs the support of the other political groups to bring the "Genuine Opposition" in the 18th Congress.

Due to the announcement made by Sen. Pangilinan, several netizens took to social media and showed their curiousity on the possible names who will be fielded by the Liberal Party-led resistance coalition.

One of the leading online news outlet, Politics.com.ph released an initial list of Senatorial Candidates who will banner the Resistance Coalition againt the PDP-Laban bets. Most of the names consists of old familiar faces of the Liberal Party that might join the resistance in the senatorial election.

Here's the Possible List of LP's Senatorial Slate:

– Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV

– Magdalo party-list Rep. Gary Alejano

– Northern Samar Rep. Raul Daza

– Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman

– Dinagat Islands Rep. Kaka Bag-ao

– Quezon City Rep. Jose Christopher “Kit” Belmonte

– Cebu City Mayor Tommy Osmeña

– Former senator Mar Roxas

– Former senator TG Guingona

– Former senator Ramon Magsaysay Jr.

– Former Quezon Rep. Lorenzo “Erin” Tañada Jr.

The resistance coalition headed by the Liberal Party also carried a tagline "Isang boto lang po laban sa nakaupo," which apparently referring to Pres. Rody Duterte.

For the administration party, the PDP-Laban they are still finalizing their senatorial bets in the upcoming senatorial elections because of the non-inclusion of some reelectionist senators which include Senators Sonny Angara, Nancy Binay, JV Ejercito, Grace Poe and Cynthia Villar.

Some notable names included in the list of senatorial bets of the PDP-Laban were SAP Bong Go, PNP Chief Gen. Ronald Dela Rosa and Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque but the three did not confirmed yet if they are going to push their candidacy.

Source: Politics.com.ph / Facebook 

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