PDP-Laban still trying to reach consensus on 2022 presidential bet | Inquirer News

PDP-Laban still trying to reach consensus on 2022 presidential bet

By: - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ
/ 12:54 PM February 02, 2022

MANILA, Philippines — The Duterte-led faction of the PDP-Laban party is still trying to reach a consensus as to which candidate it will support for the presidential elections in 2022, a party official told reporters on Wednesday.

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, executive vice president of the PDP-Laban faction led by Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi, said the party is still going through the selection process and has yet to get a consensus, not just from the party’s executive committee but also from the party’s officers on the ground.

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“Dumadaan pa ng proseso ng PDP-Laban, we’re still trying to seek consensus sa loob ng PDP-Laban,” he said in an interview over ABS CBN’s News Channel.

(The PDP-Laban is still going through the process. We’re still trying to seek consensus within the party.)

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“‘Yung bawat kandidato na tumatakbo bilang Pangulo ay may kaniya-kaniyang partido. So it’s really a discussion not only with the personality himself but also with the party. Party-to-party discussions din ‘yan,” he added.

(Each candidate has their own parties. So it’s really a discussion not only with the personality but also with the party. Those are party-to-party discussions.)

The PDP-Laban earlier fielded Senator Ronald dela Rosa as its presidential candidate and Senator Bong Go as its vice presidential bet.

Ronald dela Rosa - Christsopher Go

Senators Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa (left) and Christopher “Bong” Go. File photo by CATHY MIRANDA, INQUIRER.net

Dela Rosa backed out, and Go ran for the presidency under another party, Pederalismo ng Dakilang Dugong Samahan (PDDS), which is part of the PDP-Laban.

Eventually, Go dropped out.

READ: Bong Go formally withdraws from 2022 presidential race

The PDP-Laban faction then adopted Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio as its vice presidential bet.

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READ: Cusi-led PDP-Laban wing adopts Sara Duterte as VP candidate

Nograles denied that PDP-Laban made posters featuring Isko Moreno and Duterte-Carpio.

President Rodrigo Duterte has yet to give his endorsement to a presidential candidate.

PNP checks all presidential candidates in search of the 'most corrupt' bet

President Rodrigo Duterte in his Talk to the People on Jan. 24, 2022. Screenshot from Facebook / PCOO livestream

He, however, earlier threatened to reveal “what’s wrong” with presidential aspirants and name who among them is the “most corrupt.”

The Chief Executive feels it is his responsibility to pass on this information to the people to make an informed decision ahead of the May elections.

READ: Duterte to name ‘most corrupt’ presidential bet before May 9 polls

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