Drilon: PNoy never said he is seeking a 2nd term


Posted at Aug 18 2014 09:56 PM | Updated as of Aug 19 2014 05:56 AM

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.