MANILA - The regional party formed by President Rodrigo Duterte’s daughter and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio will endorse 8 senatorial candidates in the 2019 midterm polls, former Philippine National Police Chief Ronald Dela Rosa said Friday.
According to Dela Rosa, the following senatorial candidates have been attending Hugpong Ng Pagbabago’s (HNP) “allies sorties”:
- Harry Roque
- Christopher “Bong” Go
- Zajid Mangudadatu
- JV Ejercito
- Cynthia Villar
- Imee Marcos
- Pia Cayetano
- Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa
Among the candidates, Dela Rosa was first to file his certificate of candidacy at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) headquarters, before noon Friday.
Previous reports showed Senator Sonny Angara was part of the list.
Dela Rosa said he was not privy if Angara was taken off the list.
“‘Yun lang ang alam ko. Never ko pa nakita si Sen. Angara sa mga alliance sorties namin with other political parties,” Dela Rosa told ABS-CBN News.
(That’s all I know. I have never seen Sen. Angara in our alliance sorties with other political parties.)
Duterte-Carpio has yet to respond to clarify if her party has dropped Angara from their slate.