Roxas: Palace will be open to media under Aquino admin
Posted by akosistella on March 17, 2010
MANILA, Philippines—The press can expect more access to the seat of power should the Liberal Party tandem of Senators Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III and Manuel “Mar” Roxas II win the election.
This would be one of the key changes in an Aquino administration, said Roxas yesterday in an interview with reporters.
Malacañang would be “open” to the media, unlike currently where President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo hardly meets with the press, preferring to deal with them through a battery of spokespersons, Roxas said.
Liberal Party seeks curbs in campaign spending
NAGA CITY—Apparently reeling from what one of them called “the most expensive election campaign” yet, senatorial candidates of the Liberal Party (LP) Tuesday vowed to amend election laws to effectively regulate campaign spending, should they make it to the upper chamber.
Candidate Franklin Drilon, a former Senate president, said current election laws should be changed “to cover loopholes that are being gravely abused by rich candidates with limitless campaign resources.”
“I have been involved in seven national elections and this year’s campaign is the most expensive I have ever witnessed,” said Drilon in a statement.