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Aquino hosts make-or-break dinner meeting

President Aquino hosted a dinner, as reported by the Inquirer, for (from left, inset) Senators Grace Poe and Interior Secretary Mar Roxas and Francis Escudero on Wednesday night. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

President Aquino hosted a dinner, as reported by the Inquirer, for (from left, inset) Senators Grace Poe and Interior Secretary Mar Roxas and Francis Escudero on Wednesday night. INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

President Aquino hosted a dinner, as reported by the Inquirer, for Interior Secretary Mar Roxas and Senators Grace Poe and Francis Escudero on Wednesday night.

What has been been billed as a make-or-break dinner meeting reportedly started at 7 p.m. and was still ongoing at press time at Bahay Pangarap, Aquino’s official residence inside the Malacañang compound.

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The meeting was expected to decide if Poe was willing to be Roxas’ running mate. The neophyte senator has openly, repeatedly expressed her preference to run with Escudero.

The Inquirer learned that Liberal Party (LP) stalwart Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad was also at the dinner.

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No other details were available at press time.

Originally posted as of 8:53 PM |Tuesday, July 15, 2015

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