Defensor-Garin tandem in 2022?

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Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Jr. confirmed he and Vice Gov. Christine “Tingting” Garin discussed their possible tandem for the 2022 elections.

Defensor is the chairman of the ruling PDP–Laban party, while Garin is a member of the Nacionalista Party (NP).

Defensor decided not to put any candidate from his party as vice gubernatorial candidate. (

The Garin family also committed that they did not have any candidate for the gubernatorial post.

The governor’s confirmation came a day after Rep. Michael Gorriceta (2nd District) and Rep. Raul Tupas (5th District), both members of NP, endorsed Garin as Defensor’s tandem.

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