If Lakas is weak in its line up for the 2010 elections, the other side has too many.
Here is a partial list of opposition “senatoriables” tipped off by veteran kingmaker Manong Ernie Maceda:
Muslim lawyer Adel Tamano, former Cavite Congressman Gilbert Remulla, Bukidnon Congressman Teofisto Guingona III, incumbent Senators Jinggoy Estrada and Jamby Madrigal.
As much as 40 names have been mentioned in one report.
Count in returning senators like Frank Drilon, Serge Osmeña and Ramon Magsaysay, Jr., and almost senator Koko Pimentel.
If we were to have fresh and young leaders, the Liberal Party has the likes of Congressmen Erin Tañada of Quezon, Ruffy Biazon of Metro Manila, and Jun Abaya of Cavite, and the NPC has Darlene Antonino-Custodio, who knocked out Manny Pacquiao in GenSan.
A number of those mentioned as “presidentiables” might also slide down to the senate slate.