NPC's Cojuangco to endorse other bets aside from Poe, JV, Lapid

Adrian Ayalin, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 16 2018 04:35 PM

Philippines San Miguel Corporation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Eduardo Cojuangco speaks during the annual stockholders meeting in Manila on July 23, 2009. Cojuangco assured investors on July 23, that doubts on the company's diversification are unfounded. Nat Garcia, AFP

MANILA - Nationalist People's Coalition chairman Danding Cojuangco is expected to endorse other senatorial candidates aside from party-members Grace Poe, JV Ejercito and Lito Lapid.

According to Senate President Tito Sotto, who is also one of the senior leaders of the NPC, the party will release their slate for the senatorial race after the last day of filing of certificates of candidacy.

Party leaders however, including Chairman Danding Cojuangco will also be endorsing other candidates in their personal capacity.

“I don’t speak alone. Ganun din ang iniisip ni Ambassador Danding. Siya rin, meron siyang mga tatlo, apat na gustong matulungan na maaaring wala doon sa list,” Sotto said. 

Sotto also said the NPC will not have a full senatorial slate of 12 candidates as it will also allow them to accommodate their personal bets.

“That will give us an elbow room para sa mga gusto naming matulungang iba. Mas maganda kung walo lang, walo, maximum siyam and then meron kang open na mga dalawa, tatlo na pwede mo on your own na tulungan,” Sotto said.