MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo, nominated by opposition coalition group 1Sambayan as its presidential candidate for the upcoming polls, can be consulted on who can be her operating mate and who will compose their senatorial slate.
This was confirmed by former senior affiliate justice Antonio Carpio throughout 1Sambayan’s program on Thursday, including that Robredo is now within the lead as they’ve already picked her because the presidential candidate.
“The vp and the senatorial candidates can be chosen in session with our presidential candidate as a result of our presidential candidate is the lead within the unified ticket, so we’ve got to seek the advice of together with her,” Carpio informed reporters.
1Sambayan additionally has drawn up a shortlist, based mostly on their ballot, which featured different attainable presidential bets and vice presidential bets like Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, Senators Manny Pacquiao and Panfilo Lacson, and former senator Antonio Trillanes.
Relating to the senatorial slate, Carpio mentioned that they’re anticipated to endorse a full slate.
“We can be assembly with VP Leni to seek the advice of her on that, we’ve got really drawn up a listing, we’ve got included these senatorial candidates and vice presidential candidates in our surveys, so it is going to be very straightforward for us to determine on that, however all we’ve got to do is to seek the advice of VP Leni,” Carpio mentioned.
“We should always have the ability to do this earlier than the tip of the submitting of certificates of candidacy […] Sure, I feel we’ll endorse a full slate,” he added.
Unity talks may additionally discover Robredo’s attainable operating mate, as they will select from one of many presidential candidates not chosen by 1Sambayan.
“We’ve got already chosen her as our presidential candidate, I feel for her vice presidential candidate, that’s the place unity talks can are available in as a result of we are able to invite a presidential candidate to affix us,” Carpio mentioned.
Nonetheless, it’s unclear who can be picked by 1Sambayan, particularly as three of the presidential candidates it both talked to or thought-about — Manila Mayor Isko Moreno and Senators Manny Pacquiao and Panfilo Lacson — have already introduced their intention to run for president.
Earlier, 1Sambayan picked Robredo out of the opposite candidates for the 2022 nationwide elections, regardless of her not but making a last determination on her subsequent political plans. In her message after the nomination, Robredo requested for prayers as she makes her determination within the coming days.
However for Carpio, Robredo declining their nomination is a “very distant chance” solely.
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