3 senatorial bets no-show at Poe-Escudero team kick-off rally
Three senatorial bets of Partido Galing at Puso are absent during its kick-off rally at Plaza Miranda in Quiapo, Manila, on Tuesday.
The three candidates are Senate Pro Tempore Ralph Recto, former Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri and actor Edu Manzano.
Zubiri’s wife, Audrey, who represented him at the rally, had apologized for her husband.
She said her husband could not attend the event because it coincided with the launching of his senatorial bid in Bukidnon.
Manzano, for his part, was not at the rally because he was suffering from back pain, a member of the campaign team told reporters.
Recto was represented by a close friend and adviser, Ronnie del Rio.
Recto and Zubiri are guest candidates of the team led by its standard-bearer, Sen. Grace Poe, and her running mate, Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero.
Recto is part of the administration ticket of former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas while Zubiri is also running under the senatorial slate of Vice President Jejomar Binay.
The nine senatorial bets who were present at the kick-off were Sen. Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, Representatives Sherwin Gatchalian, Neri Colmenares, Samuel Pagdilao, and Roman Romulo, former Sen. Richard Gordon, Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno, lawyer Lorna Kapunan, and migrant workers advocate Susan Ople. RC
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