Aside from the news that PDP-Laban's Martin Diño withdrew his candidacy (thus potentially paving the way for #Duterte2016), the official unveiling of President-VP tandem Grace Poe and Chiz Escudero's senatorial slate also hogged today's headlines.
Peppered with congressmen, former and incumbent senators, and all sorts of celebrities, the Poe-Escudero Senate lineup boasts both familiar and unheard-of names.
To help you decide whether or not you should give these 12 your precious vote, we prepared a brief intro on each one of 'em.
Get to know:
1) BAYAN MUNA REP. NERI COLMENARES
2) VALENZUELA REP. SHERWIN GATCHALIAN
Known for: Actually, nobody knows him, according to his ad above
4) ATTY. LORNA KAPUNAN
5) EDU MANZANO
Known for: his incessant cursing in old Filipino action movies; Papaya dance
6) MANILA VICE MAYOR ISKO MORENO
Known for: his bakal-bote roots and being a That's Entertainment alumnus; the handsome Vice Mayor of Manila
7) SUSAN OPLE
Known for: being the daughter of the late Blas Ople; her seemingly inappropiate nickname "Toots"
8) SAMUEL PAGDILAO
Known for: being a former Criminal Investigation and Detection Group chief and one of the founders of the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF)
9) SEN. RALPH RECTO
Known for: being the main proponent of the Expanded Value Added Tax (e-VAT); husband of Ate Vi
10) PASIG REP. ROMAN ROMULO
Known for: his work as Pasig City congressman; his gorgeous wife, Shalani Soledad
Known for: being a member of VST & Co. and Eat Bulaga host; inspiring the term "Sinotto"
12) JUAN MIGUEL ZUBIRI
Known for: resigning from the Senate in 2011, amid claims of electoral fraud during the 2007 elections