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Macalintal to vie for a Senate seat in 2019 polls

/ 06:47 PM October 04, 2018
Romulo Macalintal

Election lawyer Romulo Macalintal. (File photo from INQUIRER.net)

Veteran election lawyer Romulo Macalintal confirmed Thursday that he will run for senator in next year’s midterm elections.

Macalintal told INQUIRER.net that he would be an independent candidate but would be a guest-candidate of a coalition party of Vice President Leni Robredo. Macalintal is Robredo’s legal counsel in the electoral protest filed against the Vice President by former Senator Bongbong Marcos.

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Robredo is the current chairman of the Liberal Party (LP).

“Yes, independent but guest of Vice President Leni (Robredo) in her coalition party,” Macalita said in a text message when asked about reports about his plans for the May 2019 elections.

To date, the LP has three official candidates for senator in the midterm polls, namely, incumbent Senator Bam Aquino, human rights lawyer Jose Manuel Diokno, and former Quezon Rep. Erin Tañada. /kga

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