MANILA, Philippines—Senator Franklin Drilon, who is Team PNoy campaign manager, denied on Monday reports that he wants a 12-0 sweep for the administration bets because he wants to be Senate president.
“I will not dignify those personal attacks. I am not a candidate. They are barking at a wrong tree. I wish we could go back to what each party stands for; Team PNOY stands for its platform on good governance. Good governance resulted in better services, in terms of our health, of our education, and social services. These are the issues in the campaign.,” Drilon said at a press conference at the Liberal Party Headquarters in Cubao.
“The senate presidency in the 16th Congress is a question that the senators will decide upon as an independent body, since the Senate has been known for its independence by law and by tradition. By law, the 16th Congress will have a new set of officers, both the Senate and the House will elect its officers with the new Congress council, who believers of the House and the Senate will be is a matter for each House in chair. So, I do hope that we have put behind us each of the three candidates,” Drilon added.
Drilon was earlier tagged as the one behind the ouster of Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile.
Aquino, meanwhile, during the campaign sortie in Iloilo appealed to voters to give his “big man” (Drilon) at the Senate more allies.
“Let’s just move on and instruct what the people are looking for and what this campaign is all about,” he added.