MANILA (Mabuhay) – One of the political parties that coalesced with the ruling Liberal Party (LP) coalition in the 2013 elections has yet to decide who among the potential presidential candidates will receive its support in 2016.
Senator Sonny Angara, son of Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino (LDP) president Edgardo Angara, said members of their party are scheduled to meet on October.
“Sa akin, maaga pa, dapat antayin natin yung programs and yung pag-file [ng candidacy],” Angara, who ran under the Team PNoy coalition in 2013, said.
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has scheduled the filing of certificates of candidacy on October 12 to 16, 2015.
Interior Secretary Mar Roxas is presumed to be the standard bearer of the LP after getting the endorsement of President Benigno Aquino III.
Angara noted that in the 2010 presidential elections, the LDP implemented a “free zone arrangement” wherein the party members can freely choose whom among the candidates they will support.
Angara said that while he cannot speak for his party, “it will be nice to have some continuity.”
“Very fluid pa rin ang situation and we don’t know yet what their platforms will be,” he said.
“Winnability is one of the factors, platform din of government, even experience is important, ability to carry out your programs, and the ability to get support for your programs,” the senator added. (MNS)