Oct 13, 2021 @ 16:06

May backup! Bebot Bello’s brother on standby for substitution as senator

Secretary Silvestre “Bebot” Bello III’s older brother and namesake delivered a shock and complete sacrifice in case he decides to join the 2022 Senate race.

In a Wednesday briefing, the Labor chief and abogado admitted that it was his brother, Silvestre Bello, Jr., who filed a certificate of candidacy as senator of PDP-Laban on Friday, Oct. 8, much to his Cabinet member brother’s surprise.

“Sa dami-dami ng problema ng larangan ng paggawa at trabaho, parang pina-prioritize ko itong pag-alaga ko sa pangangailangan ng ating mga empleyado and sa pag-aalaga din sa kalagayan ng ating mga employers,” Bebot told reporters, while admitting he is open to running via substitution between now and Nov. 15.

“Nandiyan ang possibility, kasi depende nga talaga kung… what will be good for our country,” Bello added.

Keeping out of the race meant Bello could have more time as Labor secretary, as filing a COC would render him automatically resigned.

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