The ruling party Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) on Wednesday named its senatorial line-up during its national convention in Pampanga.
Proclaimed along with the party’s presidential bet Senator Bong Go and his running mate President Rodrigo Duterte were Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo, Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade, and Leyte Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez as its official senatorial candidates.
Its guest senatorial candidates include Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, Public Works Secretary Mark Villar, Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission chairperson Greco Belgica, and House Deputy Speaker Rodante Marcoleta.
Duterte, PDP-Labanparty chairman, called on the newly-proclaimed candidates of the PDP-Laban for next year’s elections to seek “genuine and lasting prosperity” for the country.
“Let me congratulate the party’s official candidates for the 2022 national and local elections. I trust that you will duly prepare for your future responsibilities as elected public officials. Regardless of the election results and even beyond the election period, I expect you to uphold the party’s principles and aspirations,” he said.
Duterte also encouraged them to stay united and focus on improving the quality of life of every Filipino, especially amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.
He likewise told them to disregard the political noise and just focus on serving the public.
“Let us not be hindered by those who only seek personal political gain and instead realign ourselves with the party’s objectives,” Duterte said. “I am confident that with a strong resolve and solidarity we’ll once again claim victory in the upcoming elections.”