- Published on Monday, 21 January 2013 23:00
- Written by JOCELYN MONTEMAYOR
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PRESIDENT Aquino will most likely join the administration senatorial candidates in their television advertisements but only if he approves of the Liberal Party’s draft of its storyboard for its campaign.
“We have yet to present to the President the format or storyboard (for the ad). We still have to make it clear because the President wants to know that, if he’s going to participate in an ad, he’s also comfortable with it. Because he’s a very transparent person and, if he’s not in agreement, it will show in his facial expression that he’s not too keen on it,” said party secretary general Joseph Emilio Abaya.
Abaya, also transportation and communications secretary, said the administration candidates can also come up with their individual campaign ads on television like that of Paolo Benigno Aquino IV, the President’s cousin.
“Our individual candidates are on their own. They could produce their own (ads) and go about their advocacies,” he said.
Abaya reminded common candidates of the administration and the United Nationalist Alliance they could not join the latter’s campaign sorties.
He said there are no clear penalties if the common candidates fail to comply but they are likely to be distanced from the President.
The common candidates are re-electionist senators Loren Legarda and Francis Escudero and former Movie Television Review and Classification Board chairperson Grace Poe-Llamanzares.