Bongbong: Running mate, full slate out after Nov. 15 amid possible substitutions

Bongbong: Running mate, full slate out after Nov. 15 amid possible substitutions

MANILA, Philippines — Former senator Bongbong Marcos said on Friday that he and his camp would have to wait until November 15 to announce their full slate for the 2022 national elections – including his running mate – due to substitution possibilities.

In an ambush interview on Friday, Marcos also said they have names in mind but cannot divulge them because their slate may still change due to the substitution mechanism.

“Meron na, hindi pa nag-finalize dahil nag-iiwan pa kami ng ilang pwesto kasi ‘yong mga hindi nag-file baka mag-substitute pa, na isasama namin,” the former legislator, son of late dictator and former president Ferdinand Marcos, told reporters in Cebu.

(We have it, but we cannot finalize it yet because we are leaving the room because some of those who have not filed their certificates of candidacy may substitute we will include them.)

“Kaya’t siguro ang pinaka-magandang mangyari is that, what will really happen is that November 15 eh ma-finalize na namin, kasi after November 15 maliwanag na kung sino ang kandidato, sino ang tutuloy, sino ang hindi,” he added.

(On November 15, we can finalize it because, after that, it would be clear who would continue and who would withdraw.)

Marcos said they had listed names who should have been part of their senatorial slate, but some of them did not file their certificates of candidacy.

When asked to name these people, he refrained from mentioning anyone. He said he prefers to announce them after November 15.

“‘Yong original kasi namin may nilagay kami sa listahan na para sa senador pero ‘yong iba hindi nag-file.  Pero meron namang mukhang baka mag-substitute pa, ‘yon na lang ang inaantay namin,” he said.

(Our original list for Senators contained names who did not file their certificates of candidacy.  But there may be some who would substitute, so we’re waiting for that.)

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