Two governors and two candidates for governor in the Bicol region are supporting the vice presidential candidacy of Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero.
But the political leaders have not yet decided on whether or not to support Escudero’s tandem with his standard bearer Senator Grace Poe.
Other than the Poe-escudero tandem, other politicians in Bicol pair Escudero with other presidential candidates.
There is no solid vote for a vice presidential candidate in Bicol. Five of the six candidates for Vice President are from Bicol or have ties with the region—Escudero, Alan Peter Cayetano (through his wife), Antonio Trillanes IV, Leni Robredo and Gregorio Honasan.
Albay Gov. Joey Salceda earlier said he and Governors Edgardo Tallado of Camarines Norte province, Miguel Luis “Migz” Villafuerte of Camarines Sur and Raul Lee of Sorsogon province, including Catanduanes Vice Gov. Jose Teves Jr., are supporting Escudero.
Salceda, a top Liberal Party leader in Bicol, has bolted the administration party. He said he is supporting Poe and Escudero.