VIDEO: Kiko Pangilinan Joins Race For Vice President
October 8, 2021
Sen. Kiko Pangilinan Files Candidacy for Vice President
KIKO PANGILINAN – Senator Kiko Pangilinan has declared he will run for vice president in May 2022 polls. He will be the running mate of Vice President Leni Robredo.
Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan is the husband of
. He is the current party president of the Liberal Party. He also led the campaign bid of
in the 2019 midterm elections.
The 58-year-old politician is now serving his 3rd term in the Senate. In the latest Pulse Asia survey, for most preferred senatorial candidates, he was among who had a good chance of winning in next year’s election. He garnered a total of 26.8%.
After the news broke out that he’s going to be the running mate of Vice President
, Sen. Kiko Pangilinan lodged his COC at the Harbor Garden Tent in Pasay City on Friday, Oct. 8. The
had to set up a tent for the filing due to the threat of coronavirus (
Based on a report from Rappler, the politician’s vice-presidential bid was a last-minute decision. He has been chosen by various groups supporting the presidential bid of Robredo to be her running mate in the 2022 elections.
VP Leni Robredo accompanied Kiko Pangilinan during the filing. Both of them have opposed several key policies of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s administration including “
,” “death penalty,” pro-China policies, and stance on the
West Philippine Sea
Kiko will contend with Senator
Christopher “Bong” Go
, Senate President
Tito Sotto III
, and former Manila Mayor
for the 2
highest elected post in the country. Sotto is an in-law of Kiko’s wife.
In a previous
, the veteran actress was asked if she will join her husband in the world of politics. She said she has no plan of running for any government position despite the fact that politics is in her blood.
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