Legarda, Escudero to make Senate return under NPC -- Sotto

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 20) -- Former senators Loren Legarda and Chiz Escudero will make their Senate comeback as part of the Nationalist People’s Coalition senatorial candidates for 2022, according to party chairperson Senate President Vicente Sotto III.

“Ah, yes, oo,” said Sotto in a radio interview when asked if the two will be part of NPC’s senatorial bets. “Si Loren kasi is full-blooded NPC ‘yun. Si Chiz naman ay nag-leave lang. Pero NPC pa rin ‘yun.”

[Translation: Yes, that’s right. Loren is a full-blooded NPC. Chiz, on the other hand, just took a leave. He is still part of NPC.]

Legarda is currently the representative of Antique’s lone district and serves as House Deputy Speaker, while Escudero is the incumbent governor of Sorsogon. Both of them last held a Senate seat in 2019.

Sotto added that Senator Sherwin Gatchalian is also seeking re-election next year under the NPC banner.