Two Malacañang officials will join veteran politikos on the campaign trail if House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez succeeds in pushing for his bets as part of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan’s senatorial slate.
Alvarez on Friday (November 17) announced that Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque and Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson are among his choices to become the ruling party’s senatorial bets.
The rest of Speaker’s picks are Davao City Rep. Karlo Nograles, Negros Occidental Rep. Alfredo “Albee” Benitez, Bataan Rep. Geraldine Roman and former Metro Manila Development Authority chairman Francis Tolentino.
Roque has been coy about his senatorial ambitions while Uson, a former sexy starlet, has not announced her political plans.
Sought for comment about Alvarez’s announcement, PDP-Laban president and Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III said there is no decision yet on who the party will field in the senatorial race.
“You can consider them as Speaker’s nominees. Party will decide in due time,” he said.