MANILA, Philippines — Senator-elect Francis Escudero is contemplating vying for the Senate presidency, his fellow senator-elect, Raffy Tulfo, mentioned Thursday.
Tulfo mentioned he referred to as up Escudero to ask whether or not he has plans to run for the Senate presidency.
“Kagabi kinausap ko si Chiz Escudero, tinanong ko siya kung meron na rin ba siyang balak, sabi niya pinagiisipan niya,” Tulfo mentioned in an ANC interview.
(I talked to Chiz Escudero final night time, I requested him if he has plans, and he mentioned he is considering it.)
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In the meantime, Tulfo additionally disclosed having already obtained calls from some senators who instructed him about their plans ought to they take the helm of the Senate.
“Might mga nakipagusap sa akin at sinabi sa akin yung kanilang magiging programa as soon as sila ay naging Senate president pero wala namang nagkwento sa akin na ‘Hey, dito sa akin, kumampi ka sa akin,’” Tulfo mentioned.
(There are senators who’ve talked to me telling me what their packages will likely be is that they turn into Senate president however nobody instructed me ‘Hey, aspect with me.’)
Tulfo mentioned amongst those that referred to as him are Senate Majority Chief Juan Miguel Zubiri in addition to Senators Cynthia Villar and Imee Marcos, who’s reportedly eyeing the place of Senate president professional tempore.
Requested who he favors to turn into the subsequent Senate president, Tulfo mentioned he has but to decide.
However he mentioned he’ll take into accounts the senator’s character.
“And really, crucial yung senador na wala masyadong enterprise curiosity na poprotektahan [a senator who doesn’t have much business interest to protect],” he added.
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