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Sotto to ‘definitely’ team up with Lacson in 2022 if latter runs for president

/ 04:34 PM June 07, 2021
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Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III

MANILA, Philippines — Senate President Vicente Sotto III said on Monday that he will “definitely” team up with Senator Panfilo Lacson in the 2022 polls if the latter decides to join the presidential race.

“[W]e are seriously contemplating on it, kasi there are some groups and some sectors that have approached me and Sen. Lacson. If Sen. Lacson decides to run for president, I will definitely be his running mate,” the Senate president said in a message shared to reporters Monday when asked about his plans for the 2022 elections.

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“I am not in the habit of saying that I will not run and then all of a sudden I will file my certificate of candidacy. Let the other politicians do that. Not on our party,” added Sotto, who is acting chairperson of the Nationalist People’s Coalition  (NPC).

Sotto first admitted in a television interview that he was thinking about joining the 2022 vice presidential race.

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He said he would make his final decision after President Rodrigo Duterte’s State of Nation Address later this month.

“July, maybe August, September, thereabouts,” Sotto earlier said when asked about his timeline in announcing his political plans.

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