A campaign urging former Negros Occidental representative Alfredo Abelardo “Albee” Benitez to run for senator in 2022 has surfaced on Facebook.
Benitez said he was informed that the Facebook posts started Thursday night, February 25, and he does not know who are behind them.
Running for senator in 2022 has not crossed his mind, he said.
The Facebook page “Visayas for Albee Benitez – Senator 2022” said “It’s time for the Philippines to experience the ‘Albee Way’ of Service! We are calling the Negros Island Region and the entire Visayas region to help us convince Albee to run and support him for senator.”
Another post on the page said “ a billionaire and at the same time the champion of the masses. Albee is a mega rich Filipino who is known to be very simple and directly listens to simple people. Run Albee, Run! Be our Senator for 2012.”
A post on another Facebook page “Albee Negros” said “We are a group of Negrense who are living witnesses of the “Albee Way”! We believe we need him in higher office, on the National Level. Let’s start making noise for Albee and share more about him!”
Another post said “End the long wait! This is the best time for Senator Albee Benitez!”
The billionaire businessman served as congressman of the third district of Negros Occidental for three terms and is now a provincial consultant on economic affairs.*