to answer your question, let me give a very brief background. we formed ang ladlad in 2003, wanted to run in 2007, but ben “burjer king” abalos said we did not have a national constituency, we are not marginalized and we are not under-represented. i think he was just afraid that if we won (and surveys said we would get two seats) we would add votes to the gma impeachment campaign. and so we were not allowed to run, and i ran as a congressman of district 3 as a guest candidate of pdp-laban/ genuine opposition. we lost. we were also surprised to learn that a week before the elections, the comelec changed all the election supervisors in my district, and only God know what happened next.
now the law says i cannot run as a party-list candidate again under ang ladlad, because of my loss in the last elections. therefore, i am being asked to run as a congressman of district 3 (i got 10,000 votes — all of them clean, i assure you, walang bahid ‘yan ng daya), or as a senator of the republic. i am weighing the pros and cons based on finances, survey results, and which party would draft me.
so to answer your question, spliceandice, yes, i am running in 2010. i hope that answers your question.