Llamanzares mulls senatoral bid, admits meeting with AquinoBy Jamie Elona
MANILA, Philippines—While Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) Mary Grace Poe-Llamanzares kept mum on whether she would run in the upcoming senatorial elections in 2013, she said she was happy when she was informed that President Benigno Aquino III told reporters in Vladivostok, Russia that she was being considered a candidate by the Liberal Party of which Aquino is a member.
In an interview with anchors Susan K, Den Macaranas and Captain Dylan Halili of “Good Morning Inquirer” on Radio Inquirer 990AM, Llamanzares, however, said that prior to Aquino’s announcement, the President and she have been discussing the “possibility”.
As to reports that she is also being invited by the United Nationalist Alliance, Llamanzares said that while former President Ejercito Estrada has been a long-time family friend, the party understood her decision of staying with the administration.
“Malaking karangalan. Dahil unang-una naniniwala ako sa lidirato ng Presidente. . . sa tingin ko kahit papano . . . nagkaroon ng kumpyansa sa gobyerno ngayon,” Llamanzares said.
If she would run and win, Llamanzares said she would look into ways by which she could continue safeguarding the rights of children.
For the full interview, listen to the attached audio clip from Radyo Inquirer 990AM.