Oct 8, 2021 @ 18:36

Panelo joins Senate race but still holding out for Sara

Salvador Panelo is among the administration bets for 2022, but he would rather see Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio lead their slate.

The chief legal counsel of President Rodrigo Duterte showed up Friday at the filing venue for candidacies with fellow members of the PDP-Laban slate. The group fielded Senator Bato Dela Rosa as their presidential candidate, but Panelo openly admitted he wanted someone else: the Presidential daughter.

“Lahat nananalangin na dumating siya. Meron pa namang November 15 kung hindi dumating ngayon,” Panelo told reporters outside Sofitel.

“Maraming umaasa na sana’y magbago ang kanyang isipan… Nagdarasal pa ang taumbayan.”

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