‘Otso Diretso’ bets in Bacolod City


Six of the eight opposition senatorial candidates will be in Bacolod City today, the Visayan Daily Star reported.

The expected “Otso Diretso” bets include Rep. Gary Alejano, former Rep. Erin Tañada, former solicitor general Florin Hilbay, lawyers Chel Diokno and Romy Macalintal, and Sumira Gutoc.

Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV and former senator Mar Roxas are reportedly skipping the event.

Aquino, however, will be represented by his wife, Timi.

In Bacolod, the Senate aspirants are expected to do radio interviews, make courtesy calls and market sorties, have community encounters, a motorcade, and hold an “Otso Diretso” Volunteers launch and press conference.