A star-studded 2022 senatorial lineup is in the works for the ruling PDP-Laban and it’s being finalized by President Rodrigo Duterte, according to a report.
According to One News, Duterte’s senatorial slate will be composed of some reelectionist and former senators, Cabinet officials, and “prominent personalities” or celebrities.
Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri, Senator Cynthia Villar, and former senator Joseph Victor Ejercito, Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda and Information and Communications Secretary Gregorio Honasan are among present and ex-senators being considered.
Cabinet members are also expected to join the race including DPWH Secretary Mark Villar, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, Communications Secretary Martin Andanar and presidential spokesman Harry Roque.
Sources also say that television hosts Raffy Tulfo and Willie Revillame are also being considered for the lineup.
Actor and staunch Duterte supporter Robin Padilla is also among Duterte’s choices, said the report.
Duterte has reportedly held two meetings to firm up his possible senatorial slate.