LDP’s Angara sees opportunity in being considered by PDP-Laban in its senatorial slate
Despite belonging to a different political party, Senator Sonny Angara is grateful for being considered as one of the senatorial candidates of another political party the PDP-Laban in the 2019 national election.
Angara, who is a member of the Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino (LDP), said that he looked at this development as an opportunity although there were at least 20 candidates considered by PDP-Laban, and only 12 seats available for senators.
“Well I guess I want to look at it positively na mabuti na yung kasama tayo kesa naman hindi tayo kasama (Well, I guess I want to look at it positively that it is better to be included in the list than not to be included at all),” said Angara, who is in Cebu for a two-day visit.
On Thursday, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III named the 20 people being considered by the PDP-Laban party for the 2019 midterm senatorial elections, which includes Angara, and other reelectionists like Grace Poe, JV Ejercito, Cynthia Villar and Nancy Binay, as well as Representatives Ace Barbers, Albee Benitez, Karlo Nograles, Zajid Mangudadatu, Geraldine Roman, Rey Umali, and Pia Cayetano.
Angara said that he understood the course in politics which had a process.
“So, there is a short list and it will even be shorter. So I hope that we can make it to the shorter list,” Angara said in a mix of Filipino and English.
He also said that even if he belonged to the LDP, the group were still solid in supporting the current administration.
“And we appreciate the support from the PDP Laban (Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan), the party, and the Senate President,” Angara said.
He said he was also grateful for being included in the top 12 senatorial candidates from a Pulse Asia survey released on Friday.
Angara was ranked No. 5 in the survey.
Poe placed number one followed by Villar, Cayetano, Binay among other senatorial candidates.
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