Jiggy Manicad to run for senator under PDP-Laban?

By Media Newser Philippines | Thursday, April 19, 2018

Photo: GMA-7
GMA News anchor Jiggy Manicad is among the potential senatorial candidates of the ruling PDP-Laban, Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III revealed on Thursday.

In a text message to reporters, Pimentel, who is the president of the party, said Manicad is among the possible bets for the midterm elections, along with Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson, and singer Freddie Aguilar.

Aside from them, Pimentel also included five senators from the majority bloc, namely Senators Grace Poe, Cynthia Villar, Nancy Binay, JV Ejercito, and Sonny Angara. They are all up for re-election.

Rounding out PDP-Laban's initial list are the following: Surigao del Norte Rep. Ace Barbers, Negros Occidental Rep. Alfred Benitez, PBA party-list Rep. Carlos Nograles, Maguindanao Rep. Zajid Mangudadatu, Bataan Rep. Geraldine Roman, Oriental Mindoro Rep. Rey Umali, Former senator Pia Cayetano, Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs Francis Tolentino, Former Interior Secretary Raffy Alunan, and Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go.

Manicad is the anchor of QRT: Quick Response Team and 24 Oras Weekend.

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