A newly-formed coalition out to challenge the top dog of the Duterte administration in the 2022 polls is currently seeking its own top contender.
1Sambayanan, which was launched on Thursday, was co-founded by prominent political and social personalities like retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, who called the Duterte administration “incompetent.”
Carpio said that they have already met with personalities like Vice President Leni Robredo, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno, Sen. Nancy Binay, Sen. Grace Poe, and former Sen. Antonio Trillanes.
“We are prepared to accept suggestions from everyone… What is important is we agreed on the process that at the end of the day we will only choose one slate,” he said.
Carpio said 1Sambayanan aims to give Filipino voters a better alternative aside from the “anointed one” of President Rodrigo Duterte in 2022.
“So, we have to offer a better alternative for people because we don’t want the same thing to happen again in the next six years,” Carpio said during the launch of the 1Sambayan coalition.
Aside from Carpio, other convenors of the coalition include retired Associate Justice Conchita Carpio-Morales, former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario, former Education Secretary Armin Luistro, Jesuit priest Fr. Albert Alejo, retired Rear Admiral Rommel Ong, former Negros Occidental Governor Rafael Coscolluela, former Commission on Audit Commissioner Heidi Mendoza, former lawmaker Neri Colmenares, Atty. Howard Calleja, Partido ng Manggagawa’s Rene Magtubo and Ricky Xavier.