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Legarda mulls against running in 2010

September 28, 2009 15:04:00
Maila Ager


MANILA, Philippines – After seeing the destruction caused by tropical storm “Ondoy,” Senator Loren Legarda is now thinking of not joining the 2010 elections.

Legarda is said to be eyeing either the presidential or vice presidential post next year.

“Maybe it would be better not to be a candidate, right? Maybe it’s better not to run and whatever you will spend, just use this for humanitarian help. Maybe it’s better not to run,” she told reporters in Filipino at the Senate on Monday.

“Hindi talaga [Really]. You realize, I think that politics and campaigning gets in the way of governance. Nagiging balakid ang pangangampanya sa maayos na pamamalakad ng ating pamahalaan at pagtulong sa mahirap e [Campaigning has become an obstacle to the systematic administration of our government and in helping the poor],” she said.

Instead of campaigning and spending money for advertisements and other campaign materials, Legarda said she would rather help those in need.

And one does not have to be in power, she said, to help the poor.

“I don’t need to be famous anymore because I’m already famous. I don’t need to prove anything anymore…because really, what I wan to do is humanitarian help,” she said.

Legarda said it was “unconscionable” for politicians like her to campaign while many people, like the victims of “Ondoy,” were crying for help.

“You known in such a poor country that is disaster-stricken, it’s so unconscionable to be spending so much on campaign and politics,” she further said.

Resources: http://politics.inquirer.net/view.php?db=1&article=20090928-227324

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