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‘P-Noy tells allies he’s not seeking reelection’

Danny B. Dangcalan - The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines - President Aquino has told allies that he is not seeking reelection despite endorsements from his supporters, Negros Occidental Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. said Saturday night.

“He has already categorically said that he is not running for a second term,” said Marañon, who attended a meeting of members of the ruling coalition, which was called by Aquino at Malacañang last Friday.

Political allies from the Liberal Party, local and national supporters, members of civil society, non-government organizations and even members of militant organizations attended the meeting.

The President also asked the officials to unite to pursue the change that has been started by his administration.

Aquino’s statement came after speculations spread out that he is running for re- election through Charter change pushed by some of his allies.

Under the present Constitution, the president has only one term of six years without re- election.

Marañon also said the President has not yet endorsed any possible presidential candidate of the Liberal Party in the 2016 election.

“The President said that it’s not yet time to endorse any possible presidential candidate of the administration party,” Marañon said.

Presidential aspirant and Interior Secretary Mar Roxas was present during Aquino’s meeting with his supporters.

ALFREDO MARA AQUINO INTERIOR SECRETARY MAR ROXAS LIBERAL PARTY MALACA NEGROS OCCIDENTAL GOV PLUSMN PRESIDENT PRESIDENT AQUINO
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