Freddie Aguilar joins overflow list of senatorial bets

Senate President Aquilino ‘Koko’ Pimentel III considers singer / composer Freddie Aguilar to be part of the senatorial lineup of the Partido Demokrati Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban).

In a recent statement by Aguilar, he is ready to join the Senatorial elections in May 2019 due to calls from various groups.

Pimentel also said that Aguilar has passed all the senatorial qualifications and he is certain that Aguilar knows something about laws which will solve the problem of the country.

Senate leader announced that they will release the final list of candidates in August or September.

Others being eyed for PDP-Laban’s senatorial slate, according to Pimentel:

Surigao del Norte Rep. Ace Barbers
Negros Occidental Rep. Alfred Benitez
PBA party-list Rep. Carlos Nograles
Maguindanao Rep. Zajid Mangudadatu
Bataan Rep. Geraldine Roman
Oriental Mindoro Rep. Rey Umali
Former senator Pia Cayetano
Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque
Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs Francis Tolentino
Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Margaux Uson
Former Interior Secretary Raffy Alunan
Senator Grace Poe
Senator Cynthia Villar
Senator Nancy Binay
Senator JV Ejercito
Senator Sonny Angara

Aguilar supported Duterte’s presidential candidacy in 2016 where he wrote the song ‘Duterte for Genuine Change’.

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