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No more senatorial slate for Duterte-Cayetano team

/ 01:02 AM February 16, 2016
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Davao Mayor and Presidential aspirant Rodrigo Duterte and Sen. Allan Peter Cayetano during the proclamation rally at the Moriones Plaza in Moriones Tondo. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO / MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and his running mate, Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, will not have a senatorial slate, Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III, national president of Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), announced on Monday.

PDP-Laban made the announcement despite claims by some senatorial candidates that they had received an endorsement from Duterte and Cayetano based on their appearances in the duo’s campaign sorties.

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Speaking at Samahang Plaridel’s Kapihan sa Manila Hotel, Pimentel said senatorial candidates were “tolerated” and “welcomed” in the Duterte-Cayetano campaign rallies.

“But they do not have the right to get angry if they are not allowed to speak, especially if the two main candidates are there,” he said.

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“We made the decision there (in Davao). The PDP-Laban Duterte-Cayetano campaign team has decided we will not be endorsing any senatorial candidate,” he added.

Pimentel said the decision not to endorse senatorial candidates was to allow PDP-Laban to concentrate on campaigning for the two candidates and to gain “portability.”

“Fact is, PDP-Laban has no senatorial candidate. So we have no obligation to support a campaign for senatorial candidates,” Pimentel said. “The official position is: No senatorial candidate anymore for the Duterte-Cayetano team.”

He nevertheless said candidates running for Senate seats might appear at the Duterte-Cayetano rallies and speak depending on the availability of time.

“Some of them (senatorial candidates) were previously free to claim they were in the Duterte-Cayetano team slate. But now, they are not. This is the decision of the campaign team,” Pimentel said.

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