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Pacquiao Says Raffy Tulfo is Part of His Senate Slate

Joining incumbent, former senators.
by Pia Regalado
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Photo/s: Raffy Tulfo in Action/Facebook

Sen. Manny Pacquiao, who is running for president, said Friday his senatorial slate would include broadcaster Raffy Tulfo alongside his incumbent and former colleagues in the chamber.

Pacquiao said his Senate ticket includes incumbents Joel Villanueva and Juan Miguel Zubiri, former senators Loren Legarda and Francis "Chiz" Escudero, former vice president Jejomar Binay and former Senate secretary Lutgardo Barbo.

"May bakante pa dahil baka 'yung ibang mga kandidato gusto rin mag-apply bilang guest candidate ay open tayo," Pacquiao told ANC.


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Sen. Panfilo Lacson, who is also running for President, earlier said he was in talks with Tulfo to join his Senate slate.

Barbo, who said he would run under the "original and true" PDP-Laban, was Senate secretary for the late Senate President Aquilino "Nene" Pimentel Jr., and his son, Sen. Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III.

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The elder Pimentel founded the party that is now split between supporters of Pacquiao and President Rodrigo Duterte. Pacquiao is running under PROMDI party, with Buhay partylist Rep. Lito Atienza as his running mate.

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