PAO chief denies eyeing Senate seat

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Posted at Sep 02 2018 02:07 PM

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The head of the Public Attorneys Office (PAO) on Sunday denied that she will run for senator in next year's polls.

Some media outlets reported that PAO chief Persida Acosta was among the senatorial candidates of newly established polical party Katipunan ng Demokratikong Pilipino (KDP).

"Napanood ko nga lang kahapon iyan sa mga istasyon ng telebisyon, hindi ko nga alam iyan e. Wala naman akong deklarasyon na ako'y tatakbo sa 2019 at wala naman akong plano," Acosta told DZMM Teleradyo.

(I saw TV reports on that yesterday, but I had no prior knowledge of that. I did not declare that I will run in 2019 and I have no plan to do so.)

Acosta said KDP gave her an award for patriotism recently, but she clarified that she is not a member of the party.

The PAO chief added that she has rejected offers to run under the senatorial slate of other parties.

"Nandito na ako sa paglilingkod bayan, hindi ko na kailangang tumakbo," she reasoned.

(I'm already in public service, I do not need to run for office.)

DZMM, 2 September 2018