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PDP-Laban eyes singer as senatorial candidate

  • Written by Marlon Purificacion
  • Published in Nation
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SENATE President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III yesterday announced that legendary singer and composer Freddie Aguilar is being considered by Partido Demokratido Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) as a senatorial candidate in 2019.

This came after Aguilar reportedly confirmed his possible senatorial bid next year following calls for him to run by different groups.

“Go over the qualifications for senator. He has all of them. And for sure he has ideas on how legislation can solve some of our problems,” said Pimentel.

Asked if Aguilar was included in the PDP-Laban’s slate, the Senate leader said, “not yet” as they have yet to finalize their list.

“By August-September pa yan ma-finalize given the overflow,” said Pimentel, PDP-Laban president.

To date, Pimentel said the party is considering more than 20 possible bets for the Senate, including  re-electionist senators belonging to the majority bloc.