Nananatiling sina Vice President Leni Robredo at dating senator Antonio Trillanes IV ang pambato ng opposition coalition 1SAMBAYAN sa pagka-Presidente sa susunod na eleksyon.
“Winnability is always a factor. We understand that election is always an addition. We believe in 1SAMBAYAN that a growing and united coalition, we can make the capable candidate winnable,” sinabi ni 1SAMBAYAN convenor, lawyer Howard Calleja sa ANC.
“We believe having all these nominees together, we can have the numbers not only to surpass any candidate of the administration but win by a margin as long as all nominees stay united and stay true to the course…under a united opposition.”
Kasama sa rin sa mga kandidatong pinagpipilian ng 1SAMBAYAN sina Senators Nancy Binay and Grace Poe, at Manila mayor Isko Moreno.
“I think the Filipino people has matured enough and part of our program is really to give voter education,” saad pa ni Calleja.
Bukas lamang sa ngayon ang 1SAMBAYAN para sa national candidates ngunit kalaunan ay tatanggap din ng kandidato sa lokal na posisyon.
“We are open to those who are independent and open-minded. We’re open to those who love the country and who are democratic and reject the ideals of EJK (extrajudicial killings). We are open to those who would follow the Constitution and defend the territory of the Philippines,” giit pa nito.