The Administration coalition formally announced its senatorial slate for the 2013 election, held on Monday, October 1, 2012 at the Club Filipino Greenhills, San Juan City.
Liberal Party (LP) members Ramon “Jun” B. Magsaysay, Jr., Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV and former Senator Maria Ana Consuelo “Jamby” A.S. Madrigal led the 12 candidates for the next year election.
From Naciolista Party members who signed the coalition agreement were former representative Cynthia Villar of Las Piñas City, Senator Antonio F. Trillanes IV and Senator Allan Peter C. Cayetano.
The other candidates presented were Senator Aquilino Martin “Koko” L. Pimentel III of Partido Demokratiko ng Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan, former Akbayan partylist Rep. Ana Theresia Hontiveros-Baraque, Senator Loren B. Legarda of Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC), Aurora Rep. Juan Edgardo “Sonny” M. Angara of Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino, Chairman Mary Grace Poe Llamanzares of Movies and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) and Senator Francis G. Escudero.
One of the senator candidates that I will definitely vote on 2013 election is Cynthia Villar. For the past months, I’ve been blogging the Villar Foundation. I believe that she can continue all her projects that will improve the quality of life of all the Filipinos in country and around the world.
On the event, President Noynoy mentioned Mrs. Cynthia Villar in his speech.
“At siyempre po, si Cynthia Villar, [applause] siyam na taon na ring kongresista ng Las Piñas, at siguradong ipagpapatuloy ang mga programang pangkabuhayan sa pambansang antas. Alam po n’yo, ang tawag ko ho sa kanya affectionately “Ma’am Cynthia.” Hindi ko naman ho pinagdidiinan na may agwat kami sa edad, pero tanda po ng galang, at sa totoo lang ho, noong amin pong Speaker sa House, si Manny Vilar, siya po’y nagmistulang ina lalo na sa aming mga baguhang miyembro ng kongreso. [Applause] Talaga pong naasahan namin ang kalinga niya. At saka sa lahat ho ng pakikipag-ugnayan natin sa kanya ay ni minsan po ay hindi ko masasabing hindi sinsero siyang kausap at maliwanag kausap.”