SENATE President Vicente ‘Tito’ Sotto III on Monday said that Leyte Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez herself assured him that she would join the Lacson-Sotto tandem should she decide to run for Senate in 2022.
Sotto branded as “fake news” a report that Torres-Gomez preferred to run under the group of newly-installed PDP-Laban president Alfonso Cusi, instead of joining their tandem.
The wife of actor Richad Gomez, who is now the Mayor of Ormoc City is a member of PDP-Laban.
“I also want to correct a fake news that came out stating that Congresswoman Lucy Torres daw does not want to join us but is joining the slate of Secretary Cusi… I was just on the phone with her last night e. Sya mismo yung kausap ko e. Hindi fake news yun e,” Sotto said.
“And she said that if she decides to run for the Senate, she will join our group. We have the same, more or less, issues and concerns. That’s what she told me and very soon she will be coming out with an official statement. That was straight from her last night on the telephone,” he added.
It can be recalled that Sotto named Torres-Gomez as part of their possible senatorial candidates.
Also included in their senatorial slate are former Vice President Jejomar “Jojo” Binay, former Sen. JV Ejercito, former Senator and now Sorsogon Governor Francis “Chiz” Escudero, and incumbent Senators Sherwin Gatchalian and Richard Gordon.
The list also includes former Senator and incumbent Department of Information and Communications Technology Secretary Gringo Honasan, former Elections Commissioner Gregorio “Goyo” Larrazabal, former Senator and now Antique Rep. Loren Legarda, and incumbent Senators Joel Villanueva and Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri.