Liberal Party ‘seriously considering’ Bam Aquino in senatorial lineupBy Christine O. Avendaño
Philippine Daily Inquirer
The Liberal Party (LP) is so far seriously considering at least eight people for its 12-member senatorial slate.
Transportation Secretary Manuel Roxas II on Sunday said that aside from Aurora Representative Juan Edgardo Angara, Customs Commissioner Rufino Biazon, former Representative Risa Hontiveros and Tesda Director General Joel Villanueva, the other possible candidates “seriously being considered” were President Benigno Aquino’s cousin Bam Aquino, former Senators Ramon Magsaysay Jr. and Jamby Madrigal, and Deputy House Speaker Erin Tañada.
Roxas, the LP president, said on the phone that he had had “several conversations” with Bam Aquino and the two former senators.
“We are not strangers to each other so it was easy to talk to each other,” Roxas said in Filipino, specifically referring to Magsaysay and Madrigal, who were his former colleagues in the Senate.
Roxas said that at present, the party was looking at 20 names as possible senatorial candidates.