Poe-Escudero launches "Partido Galing at Puso" senatorial slate
Poe said she studied their track records and personalities.
(SPOT.ph) Presidential aspirant Sen. Grace Poe, with her running mate, Sen. Chiz Escudero, formally announced their senatorial lineup called “Partido Galing at Puso” on October 29 at Club Filipino. Poe said these candidates will help them push for the reforms they plan to execute.
The independent presidential candidate said they picked their senatorial bets because they are competent and compassionate public servants. “Sa pagbuo ng grupong ito, naging gabay ang paniniwala na hindi sapat na magaling at matalino ka. Importanteng may puso at nagmamalasakit sa kapwa,” she said. “Pero hindi rin naman pwedeng puso lang. Kailangang mahusay at masipag ka din kaya po tinawag nating ‘Partido Galing at Puso,’” she added.
The 12 senatorial bets in the slate are: Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto, Sen. Tito Sotto, former senators Dick Gordon and Miguel Zubiri, OFW rights advocate Susan Ople, Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno, Valenzuela Rep. Sherwin Gatchalian, Pasig Rep. Roman Romulo. ACT-CIS partylist Rep. Samuel Pagdilao, Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares, lawyer Lorna Kapunan, and actor Edu Manzano. Eleven senatorial bets were present at the announcement in San Juan, except Recto, who was represented by his son, Ryan Christian.
There are two Liberal Party (LP) members in the slate: Recto and Romulo. Recto is also part of the LP senatorial ticket, whose standard bearer is Mar Roxas, while Romulo is running exclusively under the Poe-Escudero team. Other shared candidates in the “Partido Galing at Puso” are Sotto, Gordon, Zubiri, and Ople, who are all also part of VP Jejomar Binay’s party list, United Nationalist Alliance’s (UNA) ticket. Lastly, Moreno has been adopted by vice presidential bet Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
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