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Bello’s brother files COC for senator; Labor chief not ruling out replacing him

/ 04:50 PM October 13, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Wednesday confirmed that his brother filed a certificate of candidacy (COC) for senator.

A certain Silvestre Bello Jr. ran as senator under PDP-Laban on Saturday’s last day of COC filing.

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“Kapatid ko ‘yun, hindi ko naman sya mapigilan,” Bello said in an online briefing when asked if he know who is Silvestre Bello Jr..

(He’s my brother. I can’t stop him.)

In response to a question about the possibility of a replacement, Bello said: “Nandyan ang possibility, that’s a possibility, kasi depende nga talaga kung ano, what will be good for our country.”

(That’s a possibility. It depends on what will be good for our country.)

Bello is among the Cabinet members selected for the initial senatorial slate led by the PDP-Laban faction of Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi.

READ: ‘4 Cabinet members joining Senate race under PDP-Laban Cusi faction’

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