The May 9 elections are clearly the most important election in a generation or even perhaps my lifetime. Next to the choice for President, my line up for the Senate is a big and strong rejection of traditional politicians and celebrities that have dominated the chamber for so long.
It is a call for new perspectives, ideas, and brands of public service that we desperately need.
- (4) Teddy Baguilat Jr., would represent national minorities to be their voice for their lands, identities and lives | https://www.teddybaguilat.com/advocacies/
- (18) Leila de Lima, reelectionist senator and former Chair of the Commission on Human Rights | https://leiladelima.ph/bills/
- (21) Chel Diokno, human rights lawyer | https://diokno.ph/platform
- (16) Neri Colmenares, human rights lawyer and former Bayan Muna representative | https://www.facebook.com/ColmenaresPH
- (45) Sonny G Matula, labor leader | https://attysonnymatula.com/about.html
- (37) Elmer Labog, labor leader | https://www.facebook.com/KaBongLabog
- (17) David D’angelo, environmentalist | https://dangelodavid.com/our-platforms/
- (34) Risa Hontiveros, reelectionist senator and women’s rights advocate | https://senrisahontiveros.com/about/
- (63) Carmen Zubiaga, advocate for persons with disabilities | https://votepilipinas.com/candidate/zubiaga-carmen.html
- (48) Dr. Minguita Padilla, health reform advocate | http://minguitapadilla.com/my-cv/
- (38) Alex Lacson, advocate for government and agricultural reforms | https://votepilipinas.com/candidate/lacson-alex.html
- (32) Samira Gutoc, would represent the Bangsamoro state | https://samira-gutoc.com/#WhoIsSamira
These men and women of diverse backgrounds, experience, expertise, and advocacies will breathe new life into an institution that plays a vital role in our democracy.
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