Robredo: Sereno has yet to make up mind on Senate run
Until now, ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has yet to make up her mind on a possible senatorial run in 2019, Vice President Leni Robredo said on Tuesday.
Robredo disclosed that for the first time, she and Sereno recently discussed the issue.
“Sinabi ko sa kanya (Sereno) na may mga nagno-nominate ng kaniyang pangalan para sa united opposition slate pero wala pang desisyon,” she said in a press briefing in Quezon City.
“Marami siyang tanong, iyong iba nasagot ko na, iyong iba hindi ko pa nasasagot. Pero I think, kailangan niya ng panahon para pag-isipan, kailangan niya ng panahon para mag-discern,” the Vice President.
What was clear, she said, was that Sereno would continue to fight dictatorship, a creeping authoritarianism and judicial reforms, which the latter has been advocating.
Robredo said there is also no decision yet whether the opposition would come up with a full or half slate
“Marami pang kailangang i-thresh out. Kailangan kasi iyong lahat na sasali, sumasang-ayon sa terms ng pag-unite. At iyon ay tuloy-tuloy naman iyong usapin,” she said.
What was agreed on so far was that the opposition must decide by September whether or not to come up with a common and full slate.
“…(K)ailangan mag-decide na by September kasi iyong filing, I think, is first week of October. So dapat by September, nakapag-decide na,” she added. /muf
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