It’s Grace Poe-Chiz Escudero for 2016
After playing coy, Senators Grace Poe and Francis “Chiz” Escudero will be running together in 2016, various sources said Wednesday.
Poe will announce first her presidential bid on Wednesday at the Bahay ng Alumni of the University of the Philippines (UP) in Diliman, Quezon City. On Thursday, she will announce that Escudero will be her running mate.
Poe’s endorsement of Escudero as her vice president will be made at the historic Club Filipino in San Juan City.
“Mauuna si Grace na magsalita to introduce Chiz and then Chiz will accept Grace’s challenge to tandem with her,” said a source from Escudero’s camp.
Escudero’s office released a media advisory Tuesday that there would be an announcement at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the Club Filipino.
The two senators had been mum about their plans in 2016 but Escudero, in some earlier interviews, said that he could run for vice president.
Both Poe and Escudero ran together under the administration ticket in 2013, with their six-year term expiring in 2019.
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