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Legarda: I’m Not a Half-Hearted VP

March 20, 2010

IN A BRIEFING WITH MEMBERS OF THE PRESS ON HER TARLAC SORTIE THIS WEEK, NP-NPC-LDP VICE-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE LOREN LEGARDA REITERATED HER COMMITMENT TO HER VICE PRESIDENCY BID, SAYING THAT “IT WAS NEVER A SECOND CHOICE FOR ME”.
“Si Mar, kung hindi tumakbo si Noynoy sa pagka-pangulo, yan sana ang ambisyon nya. Nagparaya lamang sya dahil alam nyang si Noynoy ang pipiliin ng partido nila para suportahan. Kaya he settled for the vice-presidency, something he wasn’t even sure of and until now, di nya pa mapapatunayang gusto nya talaga ang pagbaba nya ng ambisyon,” she asserted.
Legarda dispelled comments that the vice-president is a sitting-duck position when asked why she chose to run for it and not the presidency. “The VP is not a sitting-duck position. It’s up to you to use your position whether for good or bad. Throughout my career as a broadcaster and a Senator, I have used my position to help people. Madali akong lapitan. I don’t know if I can say the same for Mar,” she said.
“I have always gunned for the vice-presidency, even in 2004. Noon ko pa gustong maging gabay sa pangulo at magsilbing ilaw sa tahanan ng mga Pilipino. I have always given all my heart to the vice-presidency, kaya nararamdaman kong mas karapat-dapat ako. Kailangan ng sambayanan ang pagkakalinga ng isang ina ng bayan,” Legarda shared.