MANILA, Philippines — Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III on Wednesday confirmed that his brother filed a certificate of candidacy (COC) for senator.
A certain Silvestre Bello Jr. ran as senator under PDP-Laban on Saturday’s last day of COC filing.
LOOK: A certain Silvestre Bello Jr. filed his COC for senator under PDP-Laban at 8:13 am. Not to be confused with Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III, who is also expected to run for Senate under the same party. | @JEMendozaINQ pic.twitter.com/y9eQTXKjAW
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“Kapatid ko ‘yun, hindi ko naman sya mapigilan,” Bello said in an online briefing when asked if he know who is Silvestre Bello Jr..
(He’s my brother. I can’t stop him.)
In response to a question about the possibility of a replacement, Bello said: “Nandyan ang possibility, that’s a possibility, kasi depende nga talaga kung ano, what will be good for our country.”
(That’s a possibility. It depends on what will be good for our country.)
Bello is among the Cabinet members selected for the initial senatorial slate led by the PDP-Laban faction of Energy Secretary Alfonso Cusi.
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