MANILA, Philippines — The ruling PDP-Laban get together stated on Friday that the it’s agency with the candidacy of its standard-bearers, Senators Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa and Christopher “Bong” Go, and isn’t ready for the anybody to take their locations.
Melvin Matibag, the secretary-general of the faction led by Power Secretary Alfonso Cusi, stated that dela Rosa and Go stay to be their get together candidates for president and vice chairman and aren’t mere placeholders for the 2022 nationwide elections.
“Wala po, sabi ko nga in case you are basing your query to my reply immediately, wala po kaming hinihintay,” Matibag stated when requested in the course of the Friday Information discussion board whether or not the get together is ready for one more doable candidate for the nationwide elections.
(None. If you’re basing your query on my reply immediately, we’re not ready for anybody.)
“Should you’re asking me, I’ll base my reply on the current scenario which is immediately, ang isasagot ko, I’m sure that it’s a hundred percent certain that our tandem is Bato-Go, president and vice chairman,” he added.
Matibag, nonetheless, stated the get together is ready for any modifications that may occur earlier than or on November 15.
Below the Fee on Elections’ (Comelec) guidelines for the 2022 elections, substitutions for a candidate for nationwide or native posts may be filed till November 15.
“Nakahanda po kami lagi kung ano man ang magiging pagbabago o modifications pa na mangyayari bago mag-November 15 o on November 15,” Matibag stated.
(We’re prepared for something which will occur on or earlier than November 15.)
The PDP-Laban faction earlier shocked the general public for fielding Senator Dela Rosa, whose identify was by no means floated and has not even graced most popular presidential candidates in latest surveys, as its standard-bearer.
Dela Rosa earlier admitted that his determination to run for president was finalized about two hours earlier than the interval of submitting certificates of candidacy closed on October 8. Earlier, he claimed that it was all a part of their get together technique to avert criticism.
This spurred speculations that Dela Rosa is just a “placeholder” for different presidential bets, notably Davao Metropolis Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio.
Regardless of this, Matibag denied that the senator was a “last-minute” candidate and a “placeholder.”
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