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Lacson says Duterte to support Senate bid of Albee Benitez in 2022

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President Rodrigo Duterte has assured Negros Occidental Rep. Albee Benitez (3rd district) of a senatorial slot in 2022.

The Visayan Daily Star reported that Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson made this remark, adding that Duterte advised Benitez to “strengthen his leadership in the island.”

Lacson is eyeing for the province’s governor’s office in the May midterm elections.

In his speech during the recent campaign rally of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan, the President called the lawmaker as his “good friend.”

“[O]f course my good friend who made the possible equation now. Kag sino magtakbo diri anong posisyon gatabang siya and he was one of the major players in the decision-making. I know he’s an Ilonggo and he has a bloodline kaya interesado siya kung anong mangyari sa inyo dito si Albee Benitez,” said Duterte.

Benitez is currently serving his last term as congressman.