Lacson bares talks with Tulfo, Piñol on possible Senate run for 2022 polls
MANILA, Philippines — Presidential aspirant Senator Panfilo Lacson disclosed on Tuesday talks with television personality Raffy Tulfo and former Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol about their possible Senate run in the 2022 national elections.
“We’re talking to Raffy Tulfo, we talked already but yun nga may mga nire-resolve pang ibang mga minor issue, mga concerns niya [but we are still resolving some minors issues, his concerns],” Lacson said in an interview on ABS-CBN News Channel.
“And Sec. Manny Piñol, [we talked about] his intention to also run for the Senate under our ticket,” he added.
Lacson, who is running alongside vice presidential aspirant Senate President Vicente Sotto III, said their senatorial slate for next year’s elections is “almost firmed up.”
But he added that their list is still “tentative” until the filing of certificates of candidacies in October.
Aside from Tulfo and Piñol, Lacson said their slate will also likely include former Senator JV Ejercito, who recently declared his bid for a senatorial comeback in 2022.
“I was told Sen. JV has also confirmed to the Senate President that he will also run under our ticket,” Lacson said.
“But then, nothing will prevent them and we will not prevent them from being adopted by other political parties, if they so desire,” he added.
Reelectionist senators Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri and Senator Joel Villanueva are also included in the Lacson-Sotto tandem ticket.
“Magulo pa yung kay Sen. Sherwin, naguguluhan pa si Senate President kung ano talaga ang desisyon niya [Sen. Sherwin’s case is not still fluid, the Senate President is still confused as to what his decision will be],” Lacson noted.
Gatchalian is said to be eyeing the vice presidency in next year’s elections.
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