LP wants Aquino out of Senate row

June 28, 2010

Fel Maragay
Manila Standard
June 28, 2010

Senator Francis Pangilinan said on Sunday he was in favor of a one-on-one talk with his colleague Franklin Drilon to resolve their rivalry over the Senate leadership by themselves. This will preclude the need for President-elect Benigno Aquino III and other Liberal Party stalwarts to intervene considering that Aquino is already saddled with so many problems, pangilinan said.

Pangilinan said he was heeding the advice of Senator Rodolfo Biazon for him and Drilon to sit down and determine who between them should be fielded by the LP as its candidate for Senate president.

“We will have to come to an agreement, a working arrangement,” the senator from Quezon City told Standard Today.

LP bigwigs have tried to settle the Pangilinan-Drilon rivalry by floating the idea of a term-sharing scheme. But Pangilinan frowned upon this solution since he  believes this will not work in situation where there are only four LP senators instead of having the majority in the chamber. The two other LP senators are Ralph Recto and Teofisto Guingona III.

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