For Magdalo, it’s Alejano for senator

By: - Reporter / @MAgerINQ
/ 06:30 AM April 08, 2018
Gary Lejano - House of Representatives - 15 May 2017

Rep. Gary Alejano AP FILE PHOTO

The Magdalo group will push for Rep. Gary Alejano’s senatorial run in 2019, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV announced on Thursday.

While its executive committee was still deciding how to participate in the midterm elections, Trillanes said the group had initially agreed to push for Alejano’s senatorial bid.


“Of course we believe he (Alejano) is very much qualified,” said Trillanes.

“He has principles and he is a war hero,” the senator said. “His heart is in the right place, most importantly.”


“The reason we are pushing Alejano to run for senator this 2019 is so that there will be someone to stand against” the Duterte administration, Trillanes said.

He said Magdalo was in talks with other groups—like Liberal Party (LP), Akbayan and Tindig Pilipinas—to form a coalition for the 2019 elections against administration candidates.

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