Yasay, Gordon willing to take on Loren's challenge


Posted at Apr 12 2010 06:00 PM | Updated as of Apr 13 2010 02:00 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Two candidates said that they are willing to undergo mental and psychological tests, after a vice presidential candidate challenged her rivals to do so.

Bangon Pilipinas vice presidential candidate Perfecto Yasay said over the weekend he is willing to take on the challenge posed by Nacionalista Party vice presidential bet Loren Legarda on the condition that the results from these tests must not be used to attack the candidates.

Yasay, during a sortie in General Santos, added he is not afraid of the tests because he is not hiding anything, and he also urges other candidates to be more transparent to the public.

Bagumbayan presidential candidate Richard Gordon also accepted Legarda’s challenge.

Gordon, who was in a campaign trip to Cebu, said that if anyone wants to serve the country, they should not be hiding any cases or sicknesses.

Meanwhile, Bangon Pilipinas presidential candidate Brother Eddie Villanueva wanted to add two more tests: a lie detector test to check the truthfulness and transparency of the candidates and a waiver form signed by the candidates allowing the checking of their bank accounts.

Legarda on Sunday challenged the candidates to undergo mental and psychological tests.

This came after fake psychological test results on Sen. Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino came out last week. With reports from Francis Canlas, ABS-CBN General Santos, and Rachelle Dangin, ABS-CBN Cebu