MANILA - Senate President Franklin Drilon believes it’s now case closed: President Benigno Aquino III is not seeking a second term.
“The President did not say that he is for a second term. I was reading the transcript of the TV5 interview, there was nothing there that said that the President is interested in a second term.
"Malacanang has already said the President will not push for Charter amendments during his term. I think the issue is over. We keep on beating a dead horse,” he said.
He does not believe Malacanang is sending mixed signals on Aquino’s plans.
“For me, the signals are clear. Ask those who think there's a mixed signal. To me, Malacanang has said the President will not push for a Charter amendment,” he said.
Even the Liberal Party does not have an official stand on the issue, he said.
He denied LP members met to discuss Charter change.