MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – From the initial six names announced on June 12 for 1Sambayan’s choices for President and Vice President candidates in 2022, four have withdrawn their names: Grace Poe, Eduardo Villanueva, Chel Diokno and Vilma Santos-Recto. That leaves Leni Robredo and Antonio Trillanes on its list.
But the game’s not over until it’s over.
The Opposition coalition announced its second short list — wild cards if you will — for their 2022 Presidential and VP choices: Kris Aquino, Mar Roxas, Maria Ressa and Angel Locsin. As of press time, none of the wild cards have accepted or rejected their “nomination.”
MANILA, Philippines (TheAdobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Vice President Leni Robredo is deeply hurt at the June 12 announcement of 1Sambayan’s choices for opposition candidates for President and Vice President in 2022.
The opposition coalition named 6 possible candidates it will support: Robredo, Antonio Trillanes, Grace Poe, Vilma Santos, Chel Diokno and Eduardo Villanueva.
Robredo had previously said there should only be one opposition candidate in 2022, and in a recent interview, asked “if it’s not me, who?”
The Office of the Vice President told The Adobo Chronicles that the fact that 1Sambayan chose 6 means that Robredo is not their top and only choice. “That 1Sambayan also didn’t say who among the 6 would be their candidate for president and vice president means that they could eventually ask Robredo to run for re-election as VP.”
Asked about Robredo’s reaction to being put on the same level as actress Vilma Santos, the OVP replied, “No comment.”
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The political opposition coalition known as 1Sambayan took the occasion of Philippine Independence Day, June 12, to announce its field of potential candidates in the coming 2022 national elections.
To everyone’s surprise, it did not announce any Presidential candidates, only 6 candidates for Vice President: Leni Robredo, Antonio Trillanes, Grace Poe, Eduardo Villanueva, Chel Diokno and Vilma Santos-Recto.
Political analysts said the announcement of VP candidates but no Presidential bets is an admission that the Presidency is a lost cause, considering the powerhouse line-up of the Administration that includes Sara Duterte and Bongbong Marcos.
It is not known whether Robredo will accept a Vice Presidential candidate nomination. The Philippine VP is elected to a 6-year term but is allowed to run for reelection once.
Meanwhile, 1Sambayan also unveiled what they called the “new Philippine National Anthem” composed by Ryan Cayabyab. It’s titled “O Bayan Ko.” It was played at the start of today’s event.