Jun 13, 2021 @ 12:10

Is Carpio’s 1Sambayan a flop? Netizens weigh in

Retired Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio led the unveiling of 1Sambayan’s desired nominees for the 2022 presidential elections on Saturday, June 12 – a symbolic event timed with Independence Day.

The opposition coalition drew up a list of diverse politikos who may be their final choice as standard bearers to go against administration bets, which included Vice President Leni Robredo, Senator Grace Poe who lost the race in 2016, ex-Senator Sonny Trillanes, abogado Chel Diokno, religious leader and congressman Bro. Eddie Villanueva, and Star for All Seasons Vilma Santos-Recto.

Hours after, Recto, Diokno and Poe released separate statements that they do not have grand political plans for 2022 while Villanueva’s son Senator Joel said it’s unlikely for his father to vie for the presidency again.

This boils down to a possible Robredo-Trillanes team for the opposition, with Carpio insisting that they must only field one set of candidates to have a fighting chance against President Rodrigo Duterte’s anointed one.

This early, netizens are not pleased.

Another said Carpio’s group looked out of touch and elitist to reach the masses, where Duterte has gained a strong foothold.

Former Makabayan lawmaker Teddy Casiño, meanwhile, asked Pinoys to give 1Sambayan a chance.

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