MANILA, Philippines — Human rights lawyer and activist Neri Colmenares on Thursday said he will run for senator in the 2022 elections.
“The officers and leaders of Makabayan have decided that I will run and I will file my certificate of candidacy,” he said in an interview with ABS CBN News Channel.
Colmenares, chairman of Bayan Muna, is a former Bayan Muna party-list representative who will be trying his luck in the Senate for the third time.
“That is the decision now, I will run for a Senate seat in 2022 if only that is to deliver the sharpest message of critique to the candidates of President [Rodrigo Duterte],” he said.
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