Sara Duterte names six Senate aspirants she’ll support in 2022 polls
MANILA, Philippines — Vice presidential aspirant and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has named six Senate aspirants she will support personally for the 2022 national elections.
In a press conference in Davao City on Tuesday, Duterte-Carpio included the following in her Senate slate:
- former secretary Harry Roque
- former senator Jinggoy Estrada
- former Public Works secretary Mark Villar
- former Defense secretary Gibo Teodoro
- former Quezon City mayor Herbert Bautista
- former senator Loren Legarda
“Ang una po si secretary, soon to be senator Harry Roque. Ang susunod po si senator Jinggoy Estrada, siya po ang ka-alyansa ng Lakas-CMD at ng Hugpong ng Pagbabago at siya po ang magdadala ng sinasabi niyang mga batas para sa masang Pilipino. Ang susunod po, ay ‘yong tao na pinagkatiwala ni Pangulong Duterte ang kanyang Build, Build, Build na projects, ito po ay si soon to be senator Mark Villar,” Duterte-Carpio said.
(First is secretary, and soon to be senator Harry Roque. Next is former senator Jinggoy Estrada, who is part of the alliance of Lakas-CMD and Hugpong ng Pagbabago, who promises to craft laws for the masses. Next is the person whom President Duterte entrusted his Build, Build, Build program, soon to be senator Mark Villar.)
“Ang susunod po, kilala niyo na po siya rin, si soon to be senator Gibo Teodoro. Ang susunod po ay kilala niyo na po siya, three-terms po siya na mayor, three consecutive terms na mayor ng pinaka-malaking lungsod sa buong Pilipinas, ito po ay Quezon City, soon to be senator Herbert Bautista. At ang susunod po, kapit-bahay po natin sa Antique, si senator Loren Legarda,” she added.
(Next, I know you know him, soon to be senator Gibo Teodoro. Then we have also a famous one, the three-term mayor of the biggest city in the country, Quezon City, soon to be senator Herbert Bautista. And of course, our neighbor in Antique, former senator Loren Legarda.)
Duterte-Carpio clarified that the UniTeam, or the alliance between her and presidential aspirant and former senator Bongbong Marcos, has not yet released its official senatorial line-up.
“Meron po akong mga kaibigang senator, wala pa pong senator slate ang UniTeam dahil hindi pa po nag-aannounce si Bongbong Marcos, pero meron po akong mga kaibigan na senator na dala-dala ko sila dahil kaibigan ko naman sila,” she explained.
(I have friends running for senator, but to be clear, the UniTeam has no senatorial slate yet as of now because Bongbong Marcos has not yet announced his list, but I have friends running for the post and I will bring them with me because they are my friends.)
Duterte-Carpio did not initially mention his father, President Rodrigo Duterte as her preferred senatorial aspirants, but said that he would definitely be at the top of her list.
However, the Davao City Mayor’s list may change as Duterte on Tuesday afternoon went to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to formally withdraw his certificate of candidacy.
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