Capino withdraws from 2022 Senate race
MANILA, Philippines — Paolo Capino, a media practitioner and an advocate for persons with disability (PWDs), on Friday announced his withdrawal from the 2022 Senate race, saying his chances of winning are “slim to none.”
“Upon reflection and assessment, the chances of winning are slim to none. Partido Reporma will be strengthening its Senatorial lineup in the next few days. I will be going back to my media company Advocates Philippines as its CEO,” Capino said in a statement.
“I also recognize the need to introduce myself and my advocacies further to the Filipino people,” he added.
Capino is among the 14 senatorial aspirants being endorsed by presidential aspirant Senator Panfilo Lacson and his running mate, vice-presidential aspirant Senate President Vicente Sotto III.
Capino filed his candidacy for senator with a pledge to push for the welfare of PWDs in the legislature.
“Ang tanging agenda ko ay para mapabuti at mapaganda ang buhay ng mga katulad ko na people with disabilities,” he said when he filed his certificate of candidacy last Oct. 6.
(My only agenda is to improve the welfare of people like me who have disabilities.)
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