‘Pro-democracy’ coalition to vet slate of opposition candidates for 2022

MANILA, Philippines (Updated 4:24 p.m.) — A coalition led by retired Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio is looking to unify democratic forces in the Philippines ahead of the 2022 polls. To avoid the splitting of votes in the upcoming elections, conveners of 1Sambayan will field and endorse a unified slate of opposition candidates, they said during the coalition’s media launch held Thursday. The slate will include a bet for president, for vice president, and candidates for the Senate. “The Filipino people deserve a better government,” Carpio said, as he criticized the Duterte administration a…

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