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Dynasty-building seen in another Aquino entry in senatorial race

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Dynasty-building appears to be in the mind of President Aquino, who is himself the son of a former President, the late Cory Aquino, with his cousin, Bam Aquino, now in the administration’s Liberal Party (LP) senatorial shortlist.

LP leaders welcomed the entry of the presidential cousin, but claimed that he would have to undergo the “process” even when it is fairly evident his inclusion in the LP Senate slate appears to be a done deal, with Aquino himself giving his cousin his blessings to run for a Senate seat and with Bam Aquino saying he is already in the shorlist.

Amid these reports, however, the presidential spokesman, Edwin Lacierda, in a Palace press briefing chose not to give a categorial comment on the administration party fielding Aquino’s namesake and look-alike of slain Sen. Ninoy Aquino.

Paulo Benigno Aquino IV, known as Bam is the son of the President’s uncle, Paul Aquino. He was a former chairman of the National Youth Commission before he went on an advocacy compelling Filipinos to become entrepreneurs..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribune.net.ph/index.php/headlines/item/1041-dynasty-building-seen-in-another-aquino-entry-in-senatorial-race

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