Colmenares to try luck in Senate for third time in 2022

FILE PHOTO: Atty. Neri Colmenares, former Bayan Muna Partylist representative, physically attends the hybrid hearing of the Committee on National Defense and Security, Peace, Unification and Reconciliation on Senate Resolution No. 559 directing the committee to exercise its oversight authority over the defense sector on the issue of red-tagging/ red-baiting of certain celebrities, personalities, institutions, and organizations on Tuesday, December 1, 2020. (Joseph Vidal/ Senate PRIB)

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.

READ: 1Sambayan eyeing Colmenares in 2022 Senate slate

“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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