Admin 2016 presidential bet still unknown
A Palace official said on Wednesday that President Benigno Aquino III has not yet chosen a standard bearer of the Liberal Party for the 2016 elections.
Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda also downplayed reports that Senator Grace Poe will be the administration’s bet for the presidential polls.
“President Aquino has not announced anything yet. It’s too far-fetched,” Lacierda said in a televised press briefing.
This came after reports saying that Poe will be the administration’s bet for the next polls were aired.
Lacierda urged the Filipinos to be patient and just wait for Aquino’s announcement.
“Given the need to continue to reform, I think the Filipino people will be more than knowledgeable to determine what kind of leaders we should elect in the next election,” he added.
The Palace official also said that it has been reported that Poe said that she is still not ready to run for the presidency.
Lacierda earlier also downplayed the statement of Transportation Secretary Joseph Abaya that Interior Secretary Manuel Mar Roxas II will be the party’s front runner in the 2016 elections, saying that the LP has not yet even started the selection process.