Sen. Bam Aquino on Kris' hint for running as Senator: "Kailangan namin ‘yan, she will win!" - The Daily Sentry

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Sen. Bam Aquino on Kris' hint for running as Senator: "Kailangan namin ‘yan, she will win!"

Senator Paolo Benigno "Bam" Aquino | Kris Aquino | CTTO

Opposition Senator Paolo Benigno "Bam" Aquino on Tuesday confidently said that his cousin the Queen of All Media Kris Aquino will surely win if she finally decided to run for senator in the 2019 midterm elections.

"Si Kris if she decides to run, I think she'd win. Honestly ha, kung itutuloy niya itong paninindigan laban sa ginagawa ng mga administrasyon, I think she'd be very welcome in the Senate."

Bam Aquino is seeking re-election in 2019, also revealed that the Aquino family has yet to decide whether there was a room for two Aquino members line up in the opposition slate.

"To be honest, pag-uusapan pa namin 'yan. Siya naman 'yung ate, di ba? That’s a family decision obviously,"

Senator Paolo Benigno "Bam" Aquino | CTTO

Kris Aquino | CTTO

At this point, anyone who is willing to stand up and speak out, have that voice is welcome. Anyone who is winnable and kaya manindigan, you're more than welcome in the opposition slate. Kailangan namin ‘yan,”

Kris, the youngest daughter of the late Senator Ninoy Aquino and former President Cory Aquino, has been in the headlines for the past week over a heated social media exchange with the Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson.

Following her feud with Asec Uson. Kris Aquino hinted at the possibility of running for senator next year.

Kris Aquino | Asec Mocha Uson | CTTO

Kris Aquino | Asec Mocha Uson | CTTO

"I have a voice, that's true. Now, this is sincere, I am thinking how I can use that voice because you listen to me. I have contracts that prevent me from running, contracts that I just signed. But maybe you need a voice. I will pray. I will pray about what is best for me to do."

Sen. Aquino also said that Liberal Party is not particular in completing the slots for 12 senatorial candidates.

"Ang tawag ng panahon ay hindi ang LP magbuo ng 12. Ang tawag ng panahon ay magkaroon ng coalition ang oposisyon made up of different parties, institutions, and groups,"

Maria Lourdes Sereno | Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales | CTTO

Manuel "Mar" Roxas | Agot Isidro | CTTO
LP also welcomes actress Agot Isidro, ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, outgoing Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales, and defeated LP 2016 Presidential bet Manuel "Mar" Roxas,  to run under the opposition party.


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