Left’s top choice for DENR: Bayan Muna Representative Zarate

MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Elections has just proclaimed Bayan Muna as among the winning party-list groups in the May 9 elections on Thursday, May 19, but its top nominee as its representative in Congress has a tough choice to make soon.

The National Democratic Front (NDF) is eyeing Bayan Muna party list Representative Carlos Isagani Zarate as its nominee for environment secretary, sources told Rappler.

The NDF is expected to come up with a list of nominees to the 4 agencies offered by president-elect Rodrigo Duterte to the Left on Friday, May 20, the sources said.