Escudero hopes to get Roxas backing in senatorial pollsBy Maila Ager
MANILA, Philippines—With his inclusion in the Liberal Party coalition’s senatorial ticket in 2013, Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero hopes to get the endorsement of his perceived foe, Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II.
“Sana, syempre, bakit hindi? Pero hindi para sa akin na idikta yun (I hope so, of course, why not? But it’s not for me to say),” Escudero said during a regular forum in the Senate on Thursday.
After all, Escudero said, he was not mad at Roxas.
“Hindi ako galit sa kanya. Wala kaming pinag-awayan (I am not angry at him. We have no quarrel),” said the senator.
Escudero and Roxas are being pitted against each other after the senator endorsed the candidacy of Roxas’ rival in the 2010 elections, Vice President Jejomar Binay.