MANILA - Senatorial candidate Loren Legarda on Wednesday denied rumors circulating through text messages that she filed a bill removing benefits for teachers, soldiers, policemen, firemen, and other government workers.
"'Yan po ay pawang black propaganda, paninira, at panay kasinungalingan po," she told reporters.
Although the rumor does not hurt her, Legarda said she just wants the truth out.
She added that she knows the people behind the rumors, but did not disclose the information.
"Sana po 'yong mga nasa likod ng paninirang text na hindi naman totoo ay humarap na lang po sa akin sa debate," said Legarda, who currently ranks first in pre-election surveys.