After VP run, Pangilinan shows preview of life as a farmer


Posted at May 27 2022 03:37 PM

MANILA — After finishing second in the 2022 vice presidential race, outgoing Sen. Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan is set to live a quiet life in his farm.

In a one-hour Facebook live video, Pangilinan on Friday gave a tour of his farm in Alfonso, Cavite.


He gave viewers a sneak peek of his harvest, which included peppercorns, bell peppers, and bananas.

He also showed the farm mascot--a 10 year-old native pig named Bacon.

Pangilinan said his farm has been supplying produce to nearby towns in Cavite.

He also recounted how typhoon Glenda directly hit the farm and destroyed hundred of thousands worth of lettuce he could have harvested. 

Pangilinan said he has been farming for many years and focused on it when he reached his term limit at the Senate in 2013. 

He ran in the 2022 elections on a program on agriculture and food security.

Pangilinan said the video was a preview of his life as "Citizen Kiko" as he would not be holding public office in the next few years.

But in a thanksgiving rally with his running mate, outgoing Vice President Leni Robredo, Pangilinan hinted of a possible Senate run.

He previously said that before Robredo tapped him as running mate, he was eyeing reelection, which could have been an easier battle.

"We're here in the long game!" he told supporters at the Ateneo de Manila University last May 13.