IT'S OFFICIAL. The powerful Iglesia ni Cristo, which is known to vote as a bloc, has issued its list of senatorial candidates with seven from the administration Liberal Party Coalition and five from the opposition United Nationalist Alliance (UNA).
From the administration, the list includes: Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara, Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino, Grace Poe-Llamanzares, Loren Legarda, Antonio Trillanes IV, Cynthia Villar, and Alan Peter Cayetano.
From the opposition, the list includes: JV Ejercito, Richard Gordon, Nancy Binay, Gregorio Honasan, and Jack Enrile.
The INC also released the list of seven party-list groups it is supporting.
They are: Citizens Battle Against Corruption (Cibac), Buhay Hayaang Yumabong (Buhay), Arts Business and Science Professionals (ABS), Alliance of Volunteer Educators (AVE), Anti-Crime and Terrorism thru Community Involvement & Support (ACT-CIS), the Social Amelioration and Genuine Intervention on Poverty (1-SAGIP) and Aagapay sa Matatanda (AMA).
The bloc-voting of Iglesia Ni Cristo is expected to play a key role on who’s in and who’s out in this year’s senatorial elections especially in the tightly fought bottom three slots of the 12-seat race.