Aquino still eyeing for Roxas-Poe tandem

By , on August 3, 2015


Senator Grace Poe, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs, holds a copy of the Senate Committee Report on the Mamasapano Incident Investigation during a press conference on Tuesday (March 17, 2015) at the Senate Bldg. in Pasay City (PNA photo by Avito C. Dalan)
Senator Grace Poe, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs, holds a copy of the Senate Committee Report on the Mamasapano Incident Investigation during a press conference on Tuesday (March 17, 2015) at the Senate Bldg. in Pasay City (PNA photo by Avito C. Dalan)

MANILA — President Aquino is still hoping that Senator Grace Poe will run with Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas for the 2016 elections.

“We are still hoping. We still want that very unified group that will preserve the coalition as much as possible that can ensure the victory of the agenda,” Aquino told reporters.

He added that talks will still continue until certificates of candidacy from both parties are filed.

“Until matapos ang filing ng certificates of candidacy, wala pang pag-uusapang tapos.” Aquino said.

(Until the end of filing of certificates of candidacy, talks are not yet over.)

Aquino also said that there will be lesser chances for the administration to win the polls  if the coalition is divided.

The president also believes that the tandem of Poe, Roxas and Sen. Francis Escudero would make a formidable alliance.

“Maganda nga po sana, na ang mga kailangan pang magsanay ay talaga pong magkakaroon ng pagkakataong mahinog at maunawaan ang tunay na lalim ng pagkapinuno. Sa akin pong paniniwala, itong tatlo, kung magkakasama-sama ay talagang matinding tambalan,” Aquino said.

(It might be better if there is training and a chance to truly understand what it takes to become a leader. In my belief, if you group these three, there will be a great alliance.)