Pangilinan, Aquino, Diokno to run for Senate in 2025, says LP's de Lima | Inquirer News

Pangilinan, Aquino, Diokno to run for Senate in 2025, says LP’s de Lima

/ 06:39 PM February 22, 2024

Pangilinan, Aquino, Diokno to run for Senate in 2025, says LP's de Lima

(From left) Former Senator Bam Aquino, veteran lawyer Chel Diokno and Former Senator Kiko Pangilinan (File photos from FACEBOOK)

MANILA, Philippines — Former senators Kiko Pangilinan and Bam Aquino, along with human rights lawyer Chel Diokno, are the initial senatorial candidates of Liberal Party (LP) for the 2025 midterm polls.

LP spokesperson Leila de Lima announced on Thursday.


De Lima, in a message relayed by her staffers to, said the three personalities intend to be opposition candidates.


Pangilinan, who was former vice president Leni Robredo’s running-mate in the 2022 presidential polls, will be running under LP’s banner, according to de Lima.

Aquino and Diokno, meanwhile, are not LP members, but both ran in the opposition coalition in the 2019 midterm polls, dubbed as ‘Otso Diretso.’

“Yes. The 3 intend to be opposition candidates. Sen. Kiko is surely (an) LP candidate. Sen. Bam and Dean Chel are not officially LP members,” de Lima said. also asked LP president and Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman if Pangilinan, Aquino, and Diokno are indeed running in the party’s ticket.

The lawmaker responded by saying the party is still completing the senatorial ticket.

“We’re still in the process of finalizing the senatorial slate. Many are ‘probables,’” Lagman said in a message coursed through his staff.

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