Post claiming Senate bets Poe, Aquino running in 2022 has NO BASIS

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The post claims Aquino and Poe will be running in the 2022 elections under the "Yellow ticket," a reference to the Liberal Party

A baseless FB post called on the public “not to vote” for reelectionist senators Grace Poe and Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV in the 2022 elections under the “Yellow ticket.”

Neither Poe, who is currently running as an independent, nor Aquino, running under the Liberal Party, has issued statements on vying for any post in 2022. 

“Yellow” is a term associated with the Liberal Party. While former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III endorsed Poe during her first senatorial bid in 2013, she still ran as an independent candidate. 

Bam Aquino’s camp in a text message said he is “not even contemplating” on a 2022 bid yet. “We were completely dedicated to the 2019 campaign na napakatindi ng laban (which is very tight),” Aquino’s office said.

 

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