The Otso Diretso candidates pushed through with their thanksgiving party despite the heavy rains. The opposition bets even performed the song “Salamat” for their supporters. The party had many performances from OPM artists.
Palace said that the matrix has a connection to the Liberal Party and yellows. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said that President Rodrigo Duterte received that information.
The spokesperson of Otso Diretso admitted that only Mar Roxas and Bam Aquino have higher chances of winning. He said that they rely on their volunteers and citizens’ participation. However, they still remain optimistic.
Otso Diretso bet Samira Gutoc delivered a speech about candidates running for public office despite their cases. She said that candidates with clean records should matter. Gutoc gave her speech at the bailiwick of Bong Revilla.
El Shaddai endorsed 14 candidates for the upcoming May polls. Most of their picks are supported by the Duterte administration. However, Otso Diretso bets and a Catholic bishop slammed the decision of El Shaddai.
Kris Aquino highly praised senatorial aspirant Chel Diokno. She added that she is impressed with Diokno’s stand on Philippines’ justice system. Aquino also responded to the comments on her post endorsing Diokno.
The authorities were able to arrest the web administrator of the site where the “Ang Totoong Narco List” videos were uploaded. However, the suspect dismissed the allegations and said that he had no idea about the videos.
Otso Diretso candidates have been receiving low survey rankings. However, they still remain hopeful until the election day. Sen. Bam Aquino said that he is hoping for a “miracle” for their senate slate.
Otso Diretso candidate Gary Alejano claimed that they are not “dilawan." Alejano clarified that there is no conflict between him and Mar Roxas. The issue stemmed from the rift between Roxas’ campaign manager and Kris Aquino.
The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said that there is no permit or clearance required to visit the Scarborough Shoal. Otso Diretso candidate Gary Alejano announced that they wrote a formal request to the PCG.
The Otso Diretso bets received a low rating in the recent Pulse Asia survey. However, they remain hopeful despite knowing the result. Only two opposition candidates made it to the top with a high statistical chance of winning.
Otso Diretso candidates faced criticism when they attempted to visit the Scarborough Shoal. Some said that the opposition candidates just did it for a publicity stunt. However, they finally commented on the criticisms.
Jiggy Manicad questioned the motive and timing of Otso Diretso in protesting against China. He noted that the dispute is a sensitive issue and it should not be used for political advantage.
The Philippine Coast Guard did not issue a permit to the Otso Diretso bets to go to the Scarborough Shoal. Gary Alejano said that only fishers are allowed to go to the area. The Senatorial aspirants protested against China.
The Otso Diretso bets want President Rodrigo Duterte to fulfill his campaign promise in 2016 on protecting the West Philippine Sea. The opposition candidates even prepared a jetski for the President.
Chiz Escudero hosted a meal with Bong Go, Romy Macalintal and Florin Hilbay. Escudero also endorsed Go during the campaign sortie. Neri Colmenares also attended the campaign rally of Escudero in Sorsogon.
Noynoy Aquino said that Filipino should choose candidates who will be keeping their promises. He added that the “Otso Diretso” could be a solution to address the problems of the country.
The People’s Choice Movement finally released their own Senate picks. CBCP official urges the faithful to campaign for these 10 Senatorial aspirants. Their picks include 9 opposition aspirants and 1 independent candidate.
Inanunsyo na ng Liberal Party ang first three candidates nila sa isang National Executive Council Meeting. Kasama sa top three sina Senator Bam Aquino, Jose Manuel "Chel" Diokno at Erin Tañada na tatakbo sa Halalan 2019.
Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan has released the initial list of Liberal Party’s possible candidates for senatorial bid. Included in the list are Dingdong Dantes, Jim Paredes, Lourdes Sereno, Mar Roxas and Agot Isidro.
Earlier on Monday President Rodrigo Duterte accused the Liberal Party LP of plotting to overthrow the president by destroying his image
Outgoing President Benigno Aquino III announced that incoming Vice President Leni Robredo will be assuming a senior post at the Liberal Party