Senator Chiz Escudero.
Senator Chiz Escudero.

TACLOBAN CITY, Oct. 23 (PNA) – Independent presidential candidate Senator Grace Poe will announce the complete line up of senatorial candidates in their slate on Oct. 26, her running mate Senator Francis Escudero told reporters here.

Poe is supposed to join Escudero in their visit Ormoc and Tacloban Cities, but she got sick, according to her running mate.

The vice presidential bet met with youth organizations from college schools and business group at the Leyte Park Hotel to answer questions, focusing on their platforms.

“I will leave to Senator Grace to announce who are the candidates for senator that are under our slate. She’s the one who talked with them. I will leave it to her to announce who are the 12 candidates that will be included in the line-up,” Escudero said.

He added that their camp is unfazed with the disqualification cases filed at the Commission on Elections filed against Poe.

“In my personal opinion and by law she is qualified to run for president,” Escudero stressed. “It is now the obligation of Senator Poe’s critics to prove that she is not qualified to run as president.”

He admitted that the disqualification cases against Poe are one of the many challenges that she has to face in the upcoming elections. (PNA)