1Sambayan names first seven senatorial bets

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 19) — Opposition coalition 1Sambayan has named their first seven senatorial bets for the May 2022 elections.

The coalition will support Senator Risa Hontiveros, detained Senator Leila de Lima, former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, human rights lawyer Chel Diokno, former Baguio Rep. Teddy Baguilat, lawyer Alex Lacson, and labor leader Sonny Matula.

1Sambayan convenor Atty. Howard Calleja said they are “still open for others” and they will make an announcement on Jan. 28.

“This would be an ongoing list. But for Jan. 28, 1Sambayan would be proudly endorsing Leni [Robredo], Kiko [Pangilinan], and the seven senators mentioned,” he said during a virtual presser on Wednesday.

1Sambayan’s senatorial bets are also part of Vice President Leni Robredo’s Senate slate.

The Commission on Elections has yet to announce the official list of candidates for the May 9 elections.