Sotto bares #Halalan2022 senatorial candidates joining Ping-Tito tandem

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Posted at Jul 21 2021 10:28 PM | Updated as of Jul 22 2021 12:09 AM

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Senate President Vicente Sotto III during a Senate hybrid plenary session on February 3, 2021. Joseph Vidal, Senate PRIB/File

MANILA (UPDATED) - Senate President Tito Sotto on Wednesday announced some of the potential senatorial candidates that will join him and Senator Panfilo Lacson for the 2022 elections.

Sotto, who is also the chairman of the Nationalist People's Coalition, revealed the potential senatorial lineup under the Ping-Tito tandem for Halalan 2022, consisting mostly of current and veteran lawmakers.

Making the initial cut are the following: 

  • Senator Richard "Dick" Gordon
  • Senator Sherwin Gatchalian
  • Senator Miguel Zubiri
  • Senator Joel Villanueva
  • Department of Information Communications Technology chief Gringo Honasan
  • House Deputy Speaker and former senator Loren Legarda 
  • Sorsogon Governor and former senator Chiz Escudero 
  • Leyte Representative Lucy Torres-Gomez
  • Former senator JV Ejercito
  • Former Commission on Elections commissioner Gregorio "Goyo" Larrazabal

The announcement came a day after Sotto confirmed he will run as vice president under the NPC banner, in tandem with Lacson who will run for president.

Sotto said he will consult with his partymates about the two vacant slots and his candidacy with Lacson on July 28.

The official announcement of the Lacson-Sotto tandem will be on August 4.

—Reports from Katrina Domingo and Sherrie Ann Torres, ABS-CBN News

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