In a Twitter post, Florin Hilbay, a vocal critic of the Duterte administration, said he will seek a Senate seat to serve the people and fight for democracy.
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Ex-solgen Hilbay to join 2019 Senate race
(philstar.com) - October 12, 2018 - 3:50pm

MANILA, Philippines — Law expert and former solicitor general Florin Hilbay confirmed he will run for senator next year.

In a Twitter post, Hilbay, a vocal critic of the Duterte administration, said he will seek a Senate seat to serve the people and fight for democracy.

Hilbay was part of a legal team that argued the Philippines’ landmark maritime case against China in closed court hearings in The Hague.

He is also one of the lawyers of detained opposition Sen. Leila de Lima, who was arrested last year on drug charges that she said were part of a presidential vendetta. — Ian Nicolas Cigaral

2019 MIDTERM ELECTIONS FLORIN HILBAY
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LATEST UPDATE: October 15, 2018 - 4:06pm

Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos, the eldest daughter of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, hints that she may run for Senate in next year's elections.

She says there's a 50-50 chance that she will run for a national position, possibly the Senate. She adds that she and her brother, former Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., have already been going around the country.

The Ilocos Norte governor says the Marcos family is already discussing plans for next year's elections as her brother's electoral protest is "taking forever and ever."

Defeated vice presidential candidate Bongbong has filed a poll protest after he lost to Leni Robredo by 263,473 votes in the May 2016 elections. — with a report from Romina Cabrera

October 15, 2018 - 4:06pm

"Hello again."

Former Sen. Manuel "Mar" Roxas II has hinted at running for office again in the 2019 elections.

In a video posted on his Facebook page, Roxas said he had gone through an "examination of conscience and discernment" as had put a lot of thought into the responsibilites of a citizen.

"Feeling ko nagsilbi na ako eh, beterano na, nabigay ko na lahat ng kaya," the former Aquino Cabinet official who was savaged on social media during the 2016 presidential campaign says. "I'm not perfect, I've made mistakes," he says.

"I don't have any quit in me, and I won't quit on our country. Kung sa tingin ninyo makakatulong pa ako, handa ako. Ino-offer ko muli ang sarili ko sa inyo," the former president of the decimated Liberal Party also says.

"At hinihingi ko rin ang tuloy niyo dahil hindi ko kaya ito na nag-iisa," he says.

October 12, 2018 - 1:37pm

Law expert and former solicitor general Florin Hilbay confirms he will run for senator next year.

In a Twitter post, Hilbay says he will seek a senate seat to serve the people and fight for democracy.

October 12, 2018 - 1:37pm

Former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay confirms he will run for senator next year.

In a Twitter post, Hilbay says he will seek a senate seat to serve the people and fight for democracy.

October 12, 2018 - 1:35pm

Former Solicitor-General Florin Hilbay confirms he will run for senator next year.

In a Twitter post, Hilbay says he will seek a senate seat to serve the people and fight for democracy.

October 10, 2018 - 5:43pm

Samira Gutoc-Tomawis, a former member of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission and a former Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao lawmaker, will run for senator under the Liberal Party-led opposition coalition, Sen. Francis Pangilinan, party president, says.

In an announcement on his website, Pangilinan says Gutoc made the decision after a meeting with him on Wednesday.

"We aim to bring understanding of the issues of Muslims and women and to bring about harmony and peace in the country, especially in the region of Mindanao," she says in the announcement.

Gutoc resigned from the BTC over the imposition of martial law in Mindanao, concerns over risks that airstrikes posed on civilians and homes in Marawi City during fighting there between government troops and Maute terrorists, and President Rodrigo Duterte's remarks about soldiers raping women.

In July 2017, she testified before Congress on reports of abuses amid martial law in Mindanao.

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