I ADMIT I haven’t gone through the list of the candidates for senator in the May polls thoroughly as yet. I understand there are almost 60 of them vying for 12 slots available, or an excess of more than 40 candidates. That’s too many names to pay attention to as of this moment.
Only Senators Manuel Villar Jr. and Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III enjoy majority trust ratings among those seeking to become the country’s next President, with Villar having a slight edge over Aquino in Pulse Asia’s latest survey.
MANILA, Philippines—Militant groups who have allied with the Nacionalista Party (NP) of Senator Manuel Villar for the May election said they would remain critical of the senator and see if he fulfills his campaign promises if he wins the presidency.