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.
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.