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LDP may support Grace’s presidential bid

Christina Mendez - The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines - The Laban ng Demokratikong Pilipino (LDP) is keen on looking at the possibility of supporting the presidential bid of Sen. Grace Poe once she decides to join the race next year, Sen. Juan Edgardo Angara said yesterday.?

Angara said members of the LDP founded by his father, former Senate president Edgardo Angara, will likely be meeting soon to determine who they will support in the coming polls.

While he admitted that the LDP is not one of the bigger parties, he did not discount the possibility that it will be coalescing with other parties next year.

“We’ve seen a lot of good that happened to the country in the last few years. Perhaps the question is, ‘Who is in the best position to have that good continued and possibly improve what President Aquino has done’,” he said. 

The LDP was part of the administration coalition during the 2010 and 2013 elections.

Courage to withstand challenges

Angara hinted about the LDP’s plans after he greeted Poe, who celebrated her 47th birthday yesterday.

“I wish her the best. I know that she will be embarking on a different journey in the next few days. I wish her good luck and fortitude to withstand the challenges ahead,” Angara said.

Angara noted that Poe, who attended yesterday’s hearing on the proposed Customs Modernization Tariff Act, has the characteristics of a good leader.

“I have a party to consult, we’ll see. But definitely, she has many commendable qualities to become a leader,” Angara said.

Poe remained coy on her plans to run for higher office next year. Asked about her birthday wish, Poe sought for wisdom to determine what is best for the country.

“That I will have the courage and wisdom to do what is best for the country,” she said in a text message.

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