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Activist Walden Bello runs for VP as Ka Leody’s running mate

/ 04:51 PM October 20, 2021
Activist Walden Bello runs for VP as Ka Leody’s running mate

Former Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Former party-list lawmaker and activist Walden Bello on Wednesday officially filed his paper through a representative to run as vice president in the upcoming elections in a bid to stop “the Marcos-Duterte axis of evil.”

The Laban ng Masa chairperson is also substituting for the party’s vice-presidential candidate Raquel Castillo.

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Bello is running with Ka Leody de Guzman.

“I have no other choice but to enter this fight against the greatest peril the country faces today, the Marcos-Duterte Axis of Evil,” Bello said upon filing his candidacy.

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In previous statements, Bello also warned of a “civil war” once presidential aspirant Bongbong Marcos won the presidency.

“Millions of us would rather die fighting this bastard upstart than have this country go back to the dark past,” Bello said of the defeated vice presidential candidate and son of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos in a Facebook post dated October 5.

CIVIL WAR IS CERTAINThere is one thing certain if Bongbong Marcos is elected president: this country will be torn by…

Posted by Walden Bello on Tuesday, October 5, 2021

“There is no way we can allow such a malignant cancer to come to power through elections, like Hitler did in Germany. Democracy must protect itself from forces that seek to destroy it,” he added.

Bello also questioned presidential aspirant Vice President Leni Robredo’s senatorial slate.

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𝐀𝐂𝐓𝐈𝐕𝐈𝐒𝐓 𝐀𝐂𝐀𝐃𝐄𝐌𝐈𝐂 𝐖𝐀𝐋𝐃𝐄𝐍 𝐁𝐄𝐋𝐋𝐎 𝐑𝐔𝐍𝐒 𝐅𝐎𝐑 𝐕𝐏, 𝐒𝐄𝐀𝐋𝐒 𝐇𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐎𝐑𝐈𝐂 𝐓𝐀𝐍𝐃𝐄𝐌 𝐖𝐈𝐓𝐇 𝐊𝐀 𝐋𝐄𝐎𝐃𝐘 𝐃𝐄 𝐆𝐔𝐙𝐌𝐀𝐍Laban ng Masa Chairperson…

Posted by Laban ng Masa on Wednesday, October 20, 2021

“This is the reason people like me who hate traditional politics are forced to go into politics despite the fact that it makes us vomit, so we can rid the arena of these f*cking, stinking trapos that have made life miserable for 99 percent of Filipinos,” he said in a Facebook post last October 16.

Bello served as a two-term representative of Akbayan party-list to the House of Representatives, but later resigned in 2015 in protest of the administration of late President Noynoy Aquino.

He also ran for senate but lost after ranking 36th in the polls with only 1,091,194 votes.

He is currently an adjunct Professor of Sociology at the State University of New York at Binghamton.

𝐀𝐂𝐓𝐈𝐕𝐈𝐒𝐓 𝐀𝐂𝐀𝐃𝐄𝐌𝐈𝐂 𝐖𝐀𝐋𝐃𝐄𝐍 𝐁𝐄𝐋𝐋𝐎 𝐑𝐔𝐍𝐒 𝐅𝐎𝐑 𝐕𝐏, 𝐒𝐄𝐀𝐋𝐒 𝐇𝐈𝐒𝐓𝐎𝐑𝐈𝐂 𝐓𝐀𝐍𝐃𝐄𝐌 𝐖𝐈𝐓𝐇 𝐊𝐀 𝐋𝐄𝐎𝐃𝐘 𝐃𝐄 𝐆𝐔𝐙𝐌𝐀𝐍Laban ng Masa Chairperson…

Posted by Laban ng Masa on Wednesday, October 20, 2021

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