1SAMBAYAN picks Robredo-Trillanes tandem for 2022 race


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.



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.



Not running for any position in the 2022 election is among options being considered by Vice President Leni Robredo.

Robredo, the titular head of the political opposition, is a potential candidate for president in next year’s polls.

I may not run at all, said Robredo, a vocal critic of President Rodrigo Duterte, in her radio program on Sunday.

Since last year, I said I was open to all options–run as president, governor, congressman, mayor. Or to not run at all, which is what my children want, Robredo said in Pilipino.

Two months ago ahead of the May 2022 polls, critics of Duterte, whose term expires next year, formed 1Sambayan, a political coalition.

Lead convenor former Chief Justice Antonio Carpio said Robredo, chairman of the opposition Liberal Party, is among potential candidates being considered to run for president by the coalition.

This even as latest pre-poll surveys for presidential preference conducted by Social Weather Station and Pulse Asia showed Robredo faring badly against other potential candidates like presidential daughter Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, who topped the surveys.

On Wednesday, former Senator Antonio Trillanes in a statement bared his plan to run for president, claiming that Robredo is preparing to run for Camarines Sur governor.

With Robredo out of the race to Malacanang, Trillanes said that his Magdalo group will push him as the presidential candidate of the opposition coalition 1Sambayan as an alternative to Robredo.

This was however dismissed as false by the Robredo camp.


“There is absolutely no truth to the claim that she is making ‘preparations’ to run for governor of Camarines Sur,” Gutierrez said,

“This is not the time for politicking, but for working for the people’s welfare,” said Gutierrez, who adds that Robredo will announce her future political plans at the proper time.

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