With the 2022 presidential elections fast approaching, we weigh the chances of the current opposition in the forthcoming senatorial contest. Jailed senator Liela de Lima and comebacking senator Antonio Trillanes are not registering well in most surveys while Risa Hontiveros has a good chance of retaining her seat.
The Liberal Party has included proven vote getters (Escudero, former VP Binay, Gordon, Zubiri and Villanueva) in their senatorial ticket thus assuring that there will be no repeat of their 2019 mid term debacle wherein they got ZERO out of eight contenders (Otso Diretso sa Inidoro). Escudero, Binay, Zubiri, Villanueva and Hontiveros will most likely land in the Magic 12.
The YELLOW party standard bearer for the presidency, VP Leni Robredo, is a distant second in surveys while vice presidential candidate Senator Kiko Pangilinan is third in the pre-election preferences.