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BREAKING NEWS: Will Robredo run or not? Leni to announce 2022 plan today

By ROGER M. BALANZA

Vice President Leni Robredo is set to announce her political plans for the 2022 elections on Thursday, October 7, at 11 am , with a day to go to the October 8 deadline for filing of Certificate of Candidacy (COC) set by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) for the 2022 May elections. 

Prior to her announcement today, Robredo, chairman of the Liberal Party and acknowledged leader of the Philippine political opposition, had been meeting with other possible presidential contenders in a bid to build a coalition for a single , united front against the candidates of President Rodrigo Duterte, whose term ends in 2022.

Robredo, a potential candidate to the presidency, has led efforts to forge the unified opposition under the banner of the political coalition 1Sambayan organized by retired former Chief Justice Antonio Carpio, a vocal critic of the Duterte administration..

Robredo has failed to organize the united front with four potential opposition standard bearers already having filed their bids for the presidency: Senator Ping Lacson, Senator Manny Pacquiao, former Senator Bongbong Marcos and Manila Mayor Isko Moreno.

1SAMBAYAN picks Robredo-Trillanes tandem for 2022 race

By ROGER M. BALANZA

The opposition coalition 1Sambayan in an internal survey has picked Vice President Leni Robredo as standard-bearer and former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV as vice president in the 2022 election .


Accordingly, the internal survey was conducted by the coalition from September 12 to 25 and the results presented during the coalition’s general assembly on Tuesday.

ANTI-DUTERTE FORCES FORM COALITION FOR 2022 ELECTION

Five names for president were listed in the survey: Robredo, Trillanes, Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso, Senators Manny Pacquiao, and Panfilo Lacson.

Robredo netted 44,000, Moreno with 40, 275, Trillanes with 38, 197, Pacquiao with 9, 211, and Lacson with 4,049.

Moreno, Pacquiao and Lacson have all declared their presidential bid while Robredo has yet to decide whether or not to join the presidential race.

Lacson earlier declined the 1Sambayan’s offer to be part of its presidential nominees. Trillanes last May said he would run for president if Robredo is not interested.

Other than Trillanes, the survey for vice president listed Senator Grace Poe, Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, and former Senator Bam Aquino.

In the survey, Trillanes led with 46,310 votes, followed by Poe with 40, 056, Aquino with 19, 855, and Sotto with 16, 391.




OPPOSITION wants Pacquiao as 1Sambayan bet vs. Sara Duterte in 2022 presidential race

Senator Manny Pacquiao could end up as the 1Sambayan’s presidential bet in the 2022 election.

Fr. Albert Alejo, one of the convenors of the coalition, in a press briefing, said that 1Sambayan would welcome a possible nomination of Pacquiao as its presidential candidate in next year’s elections.

Earlier, 1Sambayan lead convenor retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said that Pacquiao lacks competence and cannot be considered as one of its bets for the 2022 polls due to his being allied with the Duterte administration.

Pacquiao, however, has fallen out of President Rodrigo Duterte’s favor after criticizing some of the administration’s policies and claiming corruption conunder the Duterte administration.

Duterte has been attacking Pacquiao in recent weeks and talks have it that Pacquiao is set to be booted out as president of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino – Lakas ng Bayan.

1SAMBAYAN BELITTLES DUTERTES TOPPING PULSE ASIA POLL SURVEY

By ROGER M. BALANZA

Retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio said that early survey front runners usually do not win in the elections.

Carpio, the lead convenor of the opposition coalition 1Sambayan, said this as latest survey results conducted by Pulse Asia showed Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, for president in the coming 2022 election, and her father, President Rodrigo Duterte, for vice president, as runaway winners .

1Sambayan has vowed to field a full slate against candidates of outgoing President Duterte, who heads the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino/Lakas ng Bayan (PDP/Laban).

Unfazed by results of the Pulse Asia survey, Carpio said that “ surveys now will not reflect the actual result of the election.”

“The real surveys that will be reflective of the election will be some time in March,” Carpio said on Thursday in a press briefing.

Howard Calleja, also a convernor of the coalition,, said !Sambayan is banking on a united opposition to defeat Mayor Duterte or anyone President Duterte may anoint as his presidential bet.

“All we need is to unite and have one candidate,” said Calleja.

ROBREDO ADMITS POSSIBLE DEFEAT IN 2022 PRESIDENTIAL BID

Opposition should have only one candidate for president

By ROGER M. BALANZA

Vice President Leni Robredo said she is considering running for President in 2022 as an option but conceded one major factor that could send her bid to the garbage dump.

To beat the endorsed candidate of President Rodrigo Duterte whose term ends in 2022, the opposition must have a single presidential bet to be able to capture Malacanang.

“So, number one is really feasibility. I believe that there should be only one opposition candidate in the 2022 elections…. To have many different candidates running [in] the elections will only ensure…[the] victory of the same kind of governance that the last five years [have] given us. And I’m not sure it’s in the best interests of the country,” said Robredo.

 Rappler.com reported on Robredo’s future political plan, bared by the vice president at an online forum organized by the United Kingdom-based Cambridge University Filipino Society.

The Vice President,chairman of the opposition Liberal Party, is one of several politicians considered to run for president that will be supported y the !Sambayan Coalition, thatplans to put up a single slate of national candidates who will go up against the Dcandidates of the uterte administration.

The Coalition, organized by former Supreme Court chief justice Antonio Carpio, is composed of political opposition parties and critics of Duterte.