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El Shaddai leader Bro. Mike Velarde included two more administration bets in his list of must-support candidates for the May 13 polls.

In a briefing inside his Makati City office, the charismatic leader said he is committed to support the senatorial bids of Team PNoy's former Senator Ramon "Jun" Magsaysay Jr and Paolo Benigno "Bam" Aquino IV.

"Unang una kasi kilala ko na itong si Jun. And Bam, I have talked to him based on his experience sa kanyang private activities. His principles ay ayon din sa aming paninindigan," Velarde told reporters.

"I decided to include them with the permission of White Vote's council. Kasi sa White Vote Movement, meron kaming discerning council. Sila ang pumipili sa lahat (ng kandidato). Ako (ay) announcer lang nila," he said.

Velarde added Magsaysay and Aquino both met White Vote Movement's standards, which require politicians to have "conscience, competence, and commitment" before receiving the group's endorsment.

The White Vote Movement, a group composed of 46 Christian organizations including Velarde's El Shaddai, earlier supported the senatorial bids of 10 candidates.

It includes re-electionist Senators Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV, Gregorio "Gringo" Honasan, and Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, as well as former Senators Juan Miguel Zubiri and Richard Gordon.

The Christian group also supports Zambales Rep. Milagros “Mitos” Magsaysay, San Juan Rep. Joseph Victor "JV" Ejercito-Estrada, former Las Pinas Rep. Cynthia Villar, Nancy Binay and constitutional expert Marwil Llasos.

Since White Vote Movement's endorsement list was only made up of 10 candidates, Velarde explained he suggested the inclusion of Magsaysay and Aquino.

He assured that the Christian group has committed to support the two.

The charismatic leader clarified that they required all 12 candidates to sign a document promising they would commit to vote against legislations that will destroy Filipino family and life like divorce, same- sex marriage and abortion.

"We agreed that we should not be stuck up in the RH Bill. There are so many issues concerning family and life like the pending divorce law in Congress, same sex marriage, abortion, etc," Velarde said.

"That will eventually affect Filipino family because we believe that the RH law is the first step to the destruction of Filipino family," he added.

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