President Aquino on Thursday shrugged off the junking of common senatorial candidates Loren Legarda, Francis Escudero and Grace Poe by the opposition United Nationalist Alliance (UNA).
“From Day One, we’ve embraced these three candidates wholly. Figuratively ha, figuratively. We’re not saying anything on what UNA wants to do. We’re in a democracy; that’s up to them,” the President told reporters in Iloilo City in an interview aired over government-run radio.
Regardless of UNA’s move, Aquino said he and his 12 handpicked candidates were busy campaigning.
“We believe that our candidates will push for our agenda. Remember, they have six years’ term, so even by the time that I stepped out of office these are the people who can continue the transformation of our country,” he said.—TJ Burgonio