MAJORITY SENATORS CALL ON SP PIMENTEL'S SUPPORT IN 2019 ELECTIONS
House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez has already released his list of senatorial hopefuls backed by ruling party PDP-Laban for the 2019 elections.
His list of 8 senatoriables only leaves 4 empty slots in the ruling party’s ticket.
Majority senators slammed this move casting doubts as to why none of them were included in the senatorial slate.
Senator JV Ejercito said they are still hoping that Senate President Aquilino Pimentel the third would back him and other re-electionsist senators.
The re-electionist senators include Senators Sonny Angara, Grace Peo, Cynthia Villar, Nancy Binay, Bam Aquino, and JV Ejercito.
Alvarez said his list of senatorial candidates are people who support President Rodrigo Duterte’s especially federalism.
Senate President Pimentel also shared Alvarez sentiments who according to Ejercito would announce during their caucuses that the sentae should be supportive of charter change.
Ejercito clarified that the majority bloc I supportive of this however they need time to study it further.
According to Ejercito, he along with other senators in the majority bloc have spoken with Davao city Mayor Inday Sara Duterte to join her party, Hukbo ng Pagbabago.