Pangilinan wants Noynoy to run for president
Pangilinan, who is eyeing the vice presidency next year, said he is willing to support the presidential bid of either Aquino or Isabela Governor Grace Padaca "if it will unite a true reformist agenda."
“What’s important is that a true reform agenda emerges. If it takes the candidacy of either Padaca or Aquino to achieve this, then I’m willing to support that," he said in a statement on Thursday.
“The task at hand is not how to unite the opposition with varying agenda, but for all reform forces to unite on a progressive agenda that will offer fresh and inspiring leadership. We have to deviate from politics as usual and allow the politics of change a fighting chance," he further said.
Pangilinan, Aquino, and Padaca are all members of the Liberal Party being headed by Senator Manuel “Mar” Roxas II.
Notably, Pangilinan did not mention Roxas as his possible choice for standard bearer of the party despite public endorsement by some party leaders to the latter's candidacy.
Instead of joining his party-mates pushing for Roxas, he urged his colleagues to consider other members as candidates.
Pangilinan said: “Democratic processes should be upheld, and the widest participation of all party members should be observed in the nomination of the party’s standard bearer.
“The party processes involving the membership -- and not a few personalities -- should decide on major issues such as the party’s standard bearer."
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Like a fruit in its due season, its smell becomes even more and more attractive as it ripens.
A fruit naturally ripening just as timely in its due season is beyond the work of human hands.
Sino kayang nagaakala na ang pagkamatay ni Cory ay ang siyang magiging daan na ang taombayan ay dahan-dahang mananawagan para sa lideratura ni Noynoy na kung tutuusin siya ay wala man lang balak na maging presidente? Hindi sa sariling kakayahan ni Noynoy o sa lakas ng kanyang partido na nangyayari ang lahat na ito.
To express it humbly: Hindi kaya na talagang tinatawag na ng "tadhana" itong anak na si Noynoy?
Ang tawag na ito ng "tadhana" ay lalo pang lalakas sa mga bawat araw na darating.