As we all know, either Senator Francis ‘Kiko’ Pangilinan or Senator Paolo Benigno ‘Bam’ Aquino IV could be the presidential bet of Liberal Party (LP) in the 2022 elections. However, a netizen who claimed herself as a former aide of Megastar Sharon Cuneta said that Sen. Kiko will never give way to any of his partymates, not even Sen. Bam Aquino.
“Matagal po akong naging isa sa mga alalay ni Mam, at madalas ko pong naririnig kay Sen Kiko na gusto nyang tumakbo sa pagka president. Dapat nga daw nung 2010, kaso nga mas sikat si Mar Roxas sa kanya, tas nagpaubaya naman kay PNoy.” Sharon’s ex-aide said in her message to us here at Philippine News Courier this Friday, November 24.
“Wala na po ako sa kanila nung final na ang pagiging LP president ni Sen Kiko. Kaso sabi ng fren ko na naiwan kay Mam, di na daw papayag si mega senador na di tatakbo sa 2022. Di na daw sya papayag na iba ang piliin ng LP, kahit gusto ding tumakbo ni Sen Bam.” The netizen added, who requested not to be identified to protect her privacy.
According to the netizen, Pangilinan want to run for president in 2010 but he was overshadowed by the popularity of Mar Roxas, who eventually gave way for Noynoy Aquino. She added that Sharon’s husband was very happy to be chosen as LP president. And in the coming 2022 election, the Mega senator will push his ambition to be next president.
As of posting, neither Sen. Pangilinan nor Sen. Aquino has announced if they plan to run for president in 2022 or not. But nevertheless, Sen. Kiko has been very vocal in criticizing President Rodrigo Duterte, especially about human rights related to war against drugs. By the way, Sharon is the niece of Senate Majority Leader Tito Sotto, a Duterte ally.
On the other hand, Sen Bam Aquino is the nephew of the late Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr., and the cousin of former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III. The 40-year old senator has been in the headlines when President Duterte approved his bill seeking ‘Free Tuition in State Universities and Colleges (SUCs)’ last August.
Contributed by Salvi Dalida