MANILA, Oct 14 (Mabuhay) — Former food security czar Francis Pangilinan and Senate President Franklin Drilon Wednesday filed their certificates of candidacy for senator at the Comelec main office in Intramuros, Manila.
Pangilinan was accompanied by his wife, actress Sharon Cuneta, and their two children, Miel and Miguel.
In an interview before he entered the Commission on Elections office in Intramuros, Manila, Pangilinan said he would focus on agriculture.
“Bilang dating food secretary tayo ay naniniwala na mataas ang presyo ng mga bilihin lalo na ang pagkain dahil kulang ang suporta sa mga magsasaka,” he said.
“Kung bibigyan ng suporta ang mga dadami ang kanilang ani, bababa ang presyo ng mga bilihin, giginhawa ang buhay ng mamamayan. Gusto nating palakasin ang agrikultura para matugunan ang hanapbuhay at trabaho,” he added.
Pangilinan is running under the Liberal Party.
In his speech after signing the Integrity Pledge, Pangilinan said he seeks to continue his work for food security at the Senate.
Meanwhile, Drilon filed his COC on Wednesday through his brother, Cesar Jr.
According to his brother, the Senate chief cannot make it to the five-day filing period due to a previous commitment. Drilon is seeking re-election in the coming 2016 polls. (MNS)