Plaza Miranda, Quiapo, Manila
12 February 2013
President Benigno S. Aquino III led the proclamation rally of the 12 Liberal Party (LP) senatorial candidates at the historic Plaza Miranda in Quiapo, Manila as the 90-day campaign period of the 2013 elections officially started on Tuesday.
The Team PNoy slate consists of Rep. Sonny Angara, Bam Aquino, Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, Sen. Chiz Escudero, former Akbayan Rep. Risa Hontiveros, Sen. Loren Legarda, former MTRCB chair Grace Poe, former Senators Jamby Madrigal and Ramon Magsasay Jr., Sen. Koko Pimentel, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV and former Las Pinas Rep. Cynthia Villar.
In his speech, President Aquino said that his team is focused on one thing: to fulfil the dreams of the Filipino people in changing society for the better by choosing the ‘straight path,’ serving with honesty and good governance.
“Nakaatang sa ating mga balikat kung aling landas ang tatahakin ng ating bansa…Ang bawat posisyon po sa Senado ay mahalaga sa ating isinusulong na agenda,” he said.
The President believed that with all the country has achieved in a span of more than two years, it is not impossible to succeed in reaching its targets.
“Kaya tayo nagbago dahil sa ating mga Boss — at ang mga Boss natin ang susi para manigurado ang pagbabagong ito ay manatili maski pagdating ng panahon na ako po’y nag-retiro na,” the President ended.