Sara says Robin Padilla is 12th on lineup, but Bongbong says no | Inquirer News
‘NOT IN THE 12 BUT IS PART OF THE GROUP’

Sara says Robin Padilla is 12th on lineup, but Bongbong says no

/ 10:46 PM February 16, 2022
Photo of Robin Padilla with Rodrigo Duterte, for story: Robin Padilla is 12th bet in Marcos-Duterte senatorial slate

Actor Robin Padilla with President Rodrigo Duterte. (BANDERA FILE PHOTO)

Updated @ 1:22 a.m.,, Feb. 17, 2022

MANILA, Philippines — So is Robin Padilla the 12th bet in the Marcos-Duterte senatorial slate?

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Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, the tandem’s vice presidential candidate, announced that the actor was on the lineup on Wednesday night at a grand rally at the Paoay Sand Dunes in Ilocos Norte.

But after the rally, former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said no — the Padilla was not on the lineup.

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“First of all, about our senators who are with us on the UniTeam: We already have twelve on this day,”  Duterte-Carpio said in Filipino before reading the names of the candidates on their slate.

However, there seemed to be some confusion within the Marcos-Duterte team.

After the rally, Marcos said that Padilla was “not in the twelve but is part of the group.”

Padilla himself said in Filipino: “With Ma’am Sara, I’m really under her.”

[Original statement: “‘Yung sa amin ni Ma’am Sara, talagang ako’y nasa ilalim niya.”]

Earlier in the day, the tandem had a motorcade through several towns in Ilocos Norte, a Marcos bailiwick.

Padilla, known as an ally of the Duterte family, was previously included in Duterte-Carpio’s list of “friends.”

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Here are the other candidates on the senatorial slate of Marcos-Duterte tandem — also called the “UniTeam”:

  • Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri
  • Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian
  • House Deputy Speaker Rodante Marcoleta
  • Larry Gadon
  • House Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda
  • Former Sen. Jinggoy Estrada
  • Former Public Works Secretary Mark Villar
  • Former presidential spokesperson Harry Roque
  • Former Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro
  • Former Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista
  • Former Sen. Gringo Honasan

“Why UniTeam? Because we want to a give a face to the saying: ‘In unity, there is strength’,” Duterte-Carpio said in Filipino.

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