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Speaker Arroyo possible under Villar administration, Aquino says

Posted by akosistella on March 27, 2010

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III doubts if President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo could get enough number to become the next Speaker of the House of Representatives.

But this is possible if his closest rival, Senator Manuel Villar, wins the presidency.“

That might be possible. I cannot speak on his behalf,” Aquino said when asked if Arroyo can get the speakership under a Villar administration.

Aquino attended the proclamation rally of local candidates in Valenzuela City, where girlfriend Shalani Soledad is running anew for councilor.

Click INQUIRER Politics.


Noynoy to have Easter Sunday meeting with Bro. Mike

IMUS, Cavite , Philippines – Liberal Party (LP) standard-bearer Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III yesterday said that his scheduled meeting with El Shaddai leader Bro. Mike Velarde will push through, even if the charismatic leader had virtually saved his closest rival Sen. Manny Villar Jr. from the C-5 road controversy.

Aquino said the Easter Sunday meeting will most likely proceed, as he sees no problem with the political preference of Velarde, who wields political influence borne out of three million El Shaddai members, both locally and globally.

“Bro. Mike as a religious leader can be one of those who can make sure that lines of communication are kept open and we avoid any incident we all want not to happen,” he said.

Click Philippine Star.

AND: No wedding bells for Noynoy, Shalani after May polls

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