The Kapatiran Party will not seek a dialogue with the Catholic prelates just to get support for the May, 2013 elections.
"Hindi ho namin kakausapin ang mga obispo. Nasabi na namin ang dapat sabihin noong 2010. Naniniwala po kami na maraming laiko ang tutulong dahil alam na nila ang Kapairan Party," John Carlos "JC" delos Reyes said in an interview after filing his COC at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) office in Intramuros, Manila, yesterday.
In 2010, some prelates supported the group such as Bacolod Bishop Vicente Navarra and Lipa Archbishop Ramon Arguelles.
Delos Reyes, who ran for president in 2010, said although they lost in the that elections, this won't stop them from again trying their luck in 2013.
"Kasi kami we just have to do our duty regardless of the result. We will do our best, best effort ito, e," he said.
"Pero kampante kami na with the confluence of events... nabubwisit na ang mga tao gaya ng cybercrime law, RH bill, ng mga ginagawa ng mga nakaupo ngayon na talagang taliwas sa tunay na dapat pamumulitika, naniniwla kami na ang mga alternatibong kandidato ay may tiyansa," added Delos Reyes.
Other senatorial aspirants of the Ang Kapatiran Party who also filed their COCs yesterday include Lito David and Marwil Llasos.
Former senator Maria Ana Consuelo "Jamby" Madrigal also filed her COC for senator yesterday as member of the Liberal Party (LP) coalition.
Madrigal said she chose to file Thursday since it is compatible with her schedule.
Madrigal was accompanied by her family and other supporters wearing apple green blouse.
Other senatorial aspirants who filed their COCs yesterday include Greco Belgica of the Reporma Pilipinas-Democratic Party of the Philippines; and Samson Alcantara of the Social Justice Society.