7 senatorial to run under Duterte’s party
President Rodrigo Duterte’s political party will only field seven candidates for its senatorial slate in the 2019 midterm elections.
On Thursday, PDP-Laban President Senator Koko Pimentel — who seeks to win one of the 12
vacant Senate seats — gave the names of the party’s senatorial line-up.
Meanwhile, Duterte said Special Assistant to the President Bong Go, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, Bureau
of Corrections Chief Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs Francis Tolentino.
Hence Makati 1st District Rep Monsour del Rosario, and Maguindanao 2nd District Rep. Dong Mangudadatu will run for Senate in the May 2019 polls under PDP-Laban.
Pimentel previously said Go not interest to run in the Senate. Duterte, who is PDP-Laban Chairman, has also discourage Roque from running, saying he will instead be offered a different post because he won’t win a Senate seat.