MANILA – President Benigno Aquino III prefers the Liberal Party to focus on issues rather than personalities.
“Bottom line is we think the political process can be further matured if we shift from being a party of personalities to a party of issues,” he said.
While in South Korea, Aquino said that he wishes the people to express support to the party’s candidates not because of who that candidate is but because of what the party had achieved.
“We believe that we the LP and those who joined us in the coalition have produced a product that has redounded to good benefits accruing to the people and they would want to perpetuate the same. So regardless of the personality, they will support the candidate of the administration,” he added.
The statement was made following reports on the dismal ratings of the party’s presumptive standard bearer, Interior Secretary Mar Roxas.
Aside from Roxas, Sen. Grace Poe is also rumoured to be a possible presidential bet of the ruling party for the next elections.
Aquino also said that he do not reject the idea of Poe being chosen as the party’s standard bearer.
“Grace was our [senatorial] candidate in 2013,” he noted.