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1Sambayan says it’s still screening its ‘pambato’

/ 05:29 PM September 21, 2021
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MANILA, Philippines — The opposition coalition 1Sambayan on Tuesday said that it is currently in its final days of “screening” for its nominees in the 2022 presidential elections.

“We in 1Sambayan would like to clarify and maintain that we are still in the final days of screening our nominees for our ‘Pambato’ (bet) in the next presidential elections,” the 1Sambayan said in a statement.

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The coalition group described this as part of an “internal survey” that started on Sept. 12 and will last through Sept. 25.

It includes questions about issues members want their nominees to address in their platform of government, the group said.

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“We cannot stress enough how important the 2022 elections are for our country. It is a make-or-break for our democracy; it is a vote for our survival,” said 1Sambayan.

As a group, it plans to field a list of candidates who will face President Rodrigo Duterte’s successor and other candidates.

Vice President Leni Robredo and Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso lead the field for 1Sambayan’s 2022 presidential dream team.

READ: Robredo, Moreno among 1Sambayan’s top bets to lead opposition in 2022

“We in 1Sambayan are united in our call for better leaders and healing for our country and our future, as we aim to put an end to the Duterte regime or any of its extensions,” said the opposition coalition.

The announcement comes just a few weeks before the filing of candidacy, scheduled for Oct. 1 to 8 at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila.

READ: Comelec ready for listup of candidates on Oct. 1-8

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