Sen. Trillanes: Opposition will give a ‘good fight’ in 2019 polls
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said the opposition will give “a good fight” in the May 2019 elections as it prepares its slate.
Trillanes on Wednesday said the opposition is now fielding candidates for the 2019 senatorial race,
and it will include those from different opposition parties since they have “united.”
“Well, united na ‘yong opposition and lalabas na ito in the coming weeks para ipresenta ang mga
kandidato ng oposisyon. So maganda-gandang laban ito sa darating na halalan (Members of the
opposition have united and we will present the candidates of the opposition in the coming weeks.
So there will be a good fight in the upcoming elections),” the Magdalo Partylist senator said in an interview.
The restriction, he stated, is taking a gander at having eight to 12 contender for the senatorial race.
At exhibit, he stated, they around 15 names on their waitlist.
The last number, he stated, will rely upon Vice President Leni Robredo, Liberal Party (LP) seat, who will battle for their slate.
Bam pushing throughout
Beside reelectionist Sen. Paolo “Bam” Aquino, Trillanes said they are “saving a space”
for previous Interior Secretary Manuel “Blemish” Roxas II who is as yet being persuaded to keep running for a Senate situate.
“We trust that he will be an advantage for the Senate restriction. So we are pushing him to run,” he said.
At the point when requested that what’s taking Roxas choose whether or not to keep running in spite
of his involvement in legislative issues and being the LP’s wagered in the 2016 presidential race, Trillanes said he comprehends that competitors require additional time.
This additionally goes for previous Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, who, Trillanes stated, still can’t seem to give an “authoritative” reaction to offers for her conceivable Senate offer.
Trllanes to win on 2019 SWS’s
“We are releasing her through her own particular basic leadership process. Yet, we are additionally saving an opening for her,” he said.
Beside their slate, Trillanes said the restriction is likewise chipping away at ensuring that their applicants will win in the 2019 surveys. He said they are planning to anchor the Senate’s minority coalition.
With previous President Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III crusading for the restriction, as he had reported Tuesday, Trillanes said voters would “certainly” be influenced to vote in favor of their slate.
Trillanes said he is sure that eight restriction hopefuls from their side will win.