- The Liberal Party is known for their yellow campaign color
- Their members are often called as "Dilawan"
- However, LP's Senate slate came in different colors when they filed their COC
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The filing of Certificate of Candidacy (COC) for 2019 polls has come to an end. Starting from October 11 to October 17, 152 aspirants have filed their COC to join the Senatorial race.
However, KAMI has learned from Inquirer that the Liberal Party (LP) known for their yellow campaign color or the “dilawan” members went to Commission on Elections (Comelec) in different colors throughout the week of filing.
Former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas came to Comelec on Tuesday without any touch of yellow. He just wore a light blue top. As previously reported by KAMI, Roxas would like to continue his public service after his 2-year hiatus from politics.
Human rights lawyer and professor Chel Diokno filed his COC wearing a light blue-green polo matching the color of his supporters. In a report by KAMI before, Diokno was part of the first three candidates the Liberal Party has announced.
Erin Tañada, on the other hand, wore a green polo when he went to Comelec. Tañada’s supporters also wore a bright green top.
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Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano wore a white top with a logo of Magdalo on it. However, his supporters were wearing a mixture of red and white.
Former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay filed his COC wearing dark blue polo shirt last Wednesday. Hilbay’s supporters wore colors blue and white.
However, there were two still had a glimpse of yellow. Re-electionist Sen. Bam Aquino was wearing a black polo shirt with a little touch of yellow print of his name.
The lead counsel of Vice President Leni Robredo, Romy Macalintal was wearing a light blue polo with a vest on top of it last Wednesday. The vest also had a yellow print.
So, is yellow no longer a color of opposition? The president of LP had an explanation to it.
According to Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, the party wanted to highlight the fact that their members came from different groups.
“There is a need to emphasize the fact that the opposition candidates come from various groups and not just the LP hence these groups such as Magdalo, Akbayan and Aksyon carry their respective party colors,” Pangilinan said as reported by Inquirer.
However, LP remains united with the fact that they are all against anti-poor and anti-democratic policies in the country.
“Our candidates are all united against the anti-democratic and anti-poor policies of the current administration,” Pangilinan quipped.
The Comelec will be releasing the official list of qualified candidates on December 15, 2018.
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