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Poe-Chiz senatorial slate known Thursday


The tandem of Senators Grace Poe and Francis Escudero will announce its senatorial ticket on Thursday, Escudero told reporters on Monday.

Vice presidential candidate Escudero said standard-bearer Poe would make the announcement.

Escudero refused to give the names of those included in the slate but confirmed that aspirants Bayan Muna Representative Neri Colmenares, Atty. Lorna Kapunan, and Manila Vice Mayor Isko Moreno would be part of it.

“Syempre pinuntahan namin yung proclamation nila kaya siguradong kasama na sila sa line up,” Escudero said.

Most of those included in the slate are expected to be present during the announcement, Escudero said.

“Sa Huwebes nakaset ang pag-anunsyo dahil yung ang pinakaconvenient at available ang lahat, karamihan naman ay nag-commit na aattend. Iaannunsyo din doon kung sino ang maghahandle ng Senate slate,” Escudero said.

He said Poe was directly involved in choosing their team's senatorial line-up.

Escudero said Poe asked him to have preliminary discussions with at least three hopefuls but added that it was the presidential candidate who had final talks with them.

“Si Senator Grace ang nagpasya at namili. Sa kanyang talumpati sa Huwebes doon niya ilalahad ang rason at dahilan kung bakit naging kabilang ang bawat isa at kinakatawan ng bawat isa,” Escudero said. -NB, GMA News
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