Bam Aquino respects El Shaddai support for admin bets

By: - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ
/ 11:00 PM May 04, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Bam Aquino, senatorial candidate of the opposition group Otso Diretso, said on Saturday that he respected charismatic group El Shaddai to endorse 10 administration-backed candidates.

“We’d hoped that there we would have been more of our members endorsed, but I respect the decision of the group. I’m sure they went through a process,” Aquino, the lone opposition senatorial bet endorsed by El Shaddai, told INQUIRER.net in Parañaque City.


El Shaddai endorsed the following candidates who were endorsed either by presidential daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio‘s regional party Hugpong ng Pagbabago or by Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), the party of President Rodrigo Duterte:

  • 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

READ: El Shaddai backs 14 senatorial candidates


Meanwhile, asked if he was bothered on being endorsed alongside Aquino family rival Marcos, the senator said: “This is the decision of El Shaddai. We respect their decision. We are happy to be included.”

“Many other religious groups are helping us and El Shaddai is a big help,” he said, speaking in Filipino.


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