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Pimentel tells Villar: Don’t meddle with PDP-Laban’s affairs

By: - Reporter / @MAgerINQ
/ 10:34 AM June 04, 2019

MANILA, Philippines— Senator Cynthia Villar should not interfere with the affairs of the ruling PDP-Laban.

Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, president of PDP-Laban, said this a day after Villar confronted him and another partymate, Senator Manny Pacquiao, over the issue of Senate presidency.

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“Wag sya (Villar) makialam sa party namin. Sa party niya sya mag concentrate,” Pimentel said in a text message on Tuesday.

Villar belongs to the Nacionalista Party, which was founded by her husband, former Senate President Manny Villar.

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Pimentel issued the remark when sought for comment on Villar’s statement that PDP-Laban should first address the issues of some of its partymates.

But  Villar  said she was not meddling with  PDP-Laban’s affairs

“That’s their problem, I am not interfering,” she said in an interview at the Senate.

During Monday’s session at the Senate, Villar was heard berating Pimentel and Pacquiao when the latter approached her to sign a resolution, expressing support for the continued leadership of Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III.

“Bakit kelangang magpirmahan tayo? Bakit niyo ako sinasali sa away niyo? Bakit kayo ganyan?” Villar said.

[Why do we have to sign this? Why are you getting me involved in your quarrel? Why are you like that?]

“Ayusin niyo ‘yung kapartido niyo. Huwag niyo akong idadamay sa away niyo,” she added.

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Villar, who was reportedly being pushed by former Senator-elect Francis Tolentino to challenge Sotto’s leadership, refused to sign the resolution.

Tolentino is part of the PDP-Laban.

READ: Villar refuses to sign resolution on Sotto’s continued Senate presidency

 

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