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10 OF THEM BACKED BY EITHER HMP OR PDP-LABAN

El Shaddai backs 14 senatorial candidates

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 07:05 PM May 04, 2019
Mike Velarde of El Shaddai radyo.inquirer.net

Bro. Mike Velarde of the El Shaddai Catholic Charismatic Group (File photo from Radyo Inquirer)

Updated @ 7:44 p.m., May 4, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — With just nine days before the 2019 May midterm polls, Catholic charismatic group El Shaddai endorsed the senatorial bid of 14 candidates.

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Ten of these candidates are endorsed either by the Hugpong ng Pagbabago (HMP), the regional party of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, presidential daughter, or the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), the party of President Rodrigo Duterte.

El Shaddai leader Bro. Mike Velarde said the group would support the following 10 pro-administration candidates:

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  • reelectionist Sen. Cynthia Villar
  • reelectionist Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III
  • reelectionist Sen. Sonny Angara
  • reelectionist Sen. JV Ejercito
  • Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos
  • former Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr.
  • former Sen. Jinggoy Estrada
  • Christopher “Bong” Go, former special assistant to the President
  • Francis Tolentino, former presidential political adviser
  • Bato dela Rosa, former chief of the Bureau of Corrections

Following are four other senatorial bets endorsed by El Shaddai:

  • reelectionist Sen. Nancy Binay, who is running under the United Nationalist Alliance, the part of her father, former Vice President Jejomar Binay
  • reelection Sen. Grace Poe, who is running as an independent
  • Dr. Willie Ong, who is also running as an independent

Meanwhile, only reelectionist Sen. Bam Aquino, candidate from the opposition Otso Diretso, got the support of the group. /atm

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