The tandem of Senators Miriam Defensor Santiago and Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Saturday bared its 10 candidates for senator.
They are former Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla, Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) advocate Susan Ople, former Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chairman Francis Tolentino, former Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) director general Joel Villanueva, former Armed Forces chief of staff and director general of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Dionisio Santiago, actor and television host Edu Manzano, Sen. Ralph Recto, Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez, Saranggani Rep. Manny Pacquiao and Manila Vice Mayor Francisco “Isko” Moreno.
The 10 will be proclaimed Sunday at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City during the launch of Youth for Miriam, a group of volunteer young voters.
Marcos and Santiago will attend the event.
Only Petilla and Recto are from the administration slate of the Liberal Party.
Others are from the tandem of Senators Grace Poe and Chiz Escudero except Romualdez and Pacquiao who are from the group of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte and Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano.
Marcos, who wrapped up his campaign in Northern Luzon Saturday emerged as the top choice for vice president in the vote-rich province of Pangasinan.
In a non-commissioned survey on 1,500 residents of Pangasinan on January 10 to 18, 2016 covering five cities and 43 municipalities, Marcos got the highest rating — 41.5 percent.
Senator Francis Escudero was a far second with 25.4 percent, followed by Senator Allan Peter Cayetano, 13.3 percent.
Camarines Sur Rep. Leni Robredo was fourth with 7.6 percent, followed by Senator Gringo Honasan with 6.9 percent and Senator Antonio Trillanes with 5.3 percent.
The survey, conducted by Issues and Advocacy Center, has a margin of error of 2.8 percent.
Marcos also led the recent survey conducted by Magdalo on 3,000 respondents from across various regions of the country with 28 percent.