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Albee Benitez named one of ‘possible’ senatorial bets of PDP-Laban for 2019

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Negros Occidental Rep. Albee Benitez (3rd diatrict) has been named as one of the possible senatorial candidates of the ruling party Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan for 2018.

Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III revealed recently the possible senatorial candidates of his party for the 2019 midterm elections which included the name of Benitez.

Benitez chairs the House committee of housing and urban development which is now conducting probe on the housing projects in Yolanda-hit ares in Tacloban and Leyte.

Benitez, who also leads the so-called Visayan bloc in the lower chamber, is the third richest member of the House of Representatives.

Other names included in the list of possible senatorial bets were Pimentel himself, Bataan Rep. Geraldine Roman, Davao City Rep. Karlo Nograles, former MMDA chair Francis Tolentino and House Majority Leader Rudy Fariñas.

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez was tapped to be the national campaign manager of the party for the 2019 elections.

Alvarez also recently endorsed Benitez and Roman for senators during the mass oath taking of local leaders in Bacolod to become members of PDP-Laban.