Senator Loren Legarda preached about forgiveness during Team PNoy’s last campaign activity before 2013 mid-term elections on Monday.
But the feisty senator couldn’t quite lead by example when she refused to give her fellow administration bet, Senator Alan Peter Cayetano, a peck on the cheeks.
“I hope we would all help each other in the midst of conflict… sometimes intrigue and mudslinging,” Legarda said in her speech before around 5,000 Team PNoy supporters.
“We should set this all aside because this can’t be eaten by the poor,” she added.
But prior her emotional speech, Legarda just shook Cayetano’s hands after kissing all the other administration candidates on the cheeks when she arrived late at Amoranto Stadium in Quezon City on May 10. Legarda later claimed she also did not give Drilon and Angara a kiss.
But Senator Franklin Drilon, the campaign manager for Team PNoy, said everything is okay between the two frontrunners for the 2013 senatorial elections.
"I talked to both of them and they told me that they will remain supportive of Team Pnoy until the very last day," Drilon in a separate interview.
Cayetano and Legarda were reported to be at odds with each other after news accounts linked the politician from Taguig to an alleged smear campaign against Legarda.
Earlier, a case has been charged against Legarda for her alleged failure to disclose a pricey New York property, which she supposedly bought in 2006, before 2012.
Nonetheless, Legarda urged Team PNoy supporters to vote for all of them, including Cayetano.
Cayetano did the same asking the people in yellow shirts to help Team PNoy achieve a 12-0 victory in May 13 polls.
"(Let) us all help each other convince others to vote 12-0," Cayetano said, adding President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III’s good governance program is the way to go.
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