MILITANT party-lists groups announced Monday their support for the senatorial bids of Manila Vice Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso ang Valenzuela City Representative Sherwin Gatchalian.

Bayan Muna Party-list Representative Carlos Isagani Zarate said the party-list coalition is backing the candidacy of Gatchalian since they both shared common advocacies in relation with child nutrition, in-city medium rise housing for the poor, free irrigation and pension hike for the members of the Social Security System (SSS).

Zarate said that the Makabayan Coalition is backing the candidacy of Gatchalian who is longtime advocating for free-tuition and other fees for state universities and colleges.

He said that Gatchalian also committed to push for more protection, services, and funds for Overseas Filipinos Workers (OFW) and their families.

Zarate added that Gatchalian calls for free irrigation and increased support for farmers as well as prompt assistance for those who suffered the brunt of the El Niño phenomenon.

The lawmaker is challenging other candidates to take on legitimate people’s demands such as land reform, national industrialization, and expansion of services such as health, education, mass housing and assertion of national sovereignty.