LIST: Opposition reveals 18 possible names of senatorial bets for May 2019 elections

The Liberal Party already came up with its list of 18 possible senatorial bets for the 2019 elections. Several sources have confirmed that a list is already being filled as the opposition’s bloc on Monday, September 10.

Opposition reveals 18 possible names of senatorial bets for May 2019 elections
Opposition’s list of 18 possible senatorial bets includes Maria Lourdes Sereno, Dingdong Dantes and Agot Isidro.

The initial names floated were re-electionist Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV, human rights lawyer Jose Manuel Diokno, former Quezon Rep. Erin Tañada, Magdalo partylist Rep. Gary Alejano, actress Agot Isidro, and former Akbayan partylist Rep. Barry Gutierrez.

New names are now being added to the list which includes actor Dingdong Dantes, musician Jim Paredes and former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, among others.

Only 12 will make it to the cut and will be presented to Vice President Leni Robredo, the leader of the opposition. The opposition bloc is now composed of the Liberal Party, Akbayan, Magdalo, and the organization Tindig Pilipinas.

Senator Francis Pangilinan, president of the Liberal Party confirmed that they are "still in talks” with several personalities.

"I can confirm that our list has more than enough names to fill a slate; we have no shortage of people who are qualified and competent, who have sterling track records, and who can help change the trajectory of the country," Pangilinan said.

The opposition’s possible 18 senatorial bets for 2019 elections are:

1. Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV
2. Dingdong Dantes
3. Former presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda
4. Manolo Quezon III
5. Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano
6. Former Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas
7. Lawyer Chel Diokno
8. Former chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno
9. Former Quezon Representative Erin Tañada
10. Former Bangsamoro Transition Committee member Samira Gutoc
11. Former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay
12. Former Akbayan Representative Ibarra Gutierrez
13. Leah Navarro
14. Agot Isidro
15. Jim Paredes
16. Election lawyer Romulo Macalintal
17. Former Social Welfare secretary Corazon "Dinky" Soliman
18. Ex-chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr

— Sally, The Summit Express

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