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Alejano says Otso Diretso not ‘dilawan’: ‘That’s just propaganda’

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Magdalo party-list Rep. Gary Alejano on Monday said the Otso Diretso team was not “dilawan” or just an extension of the Liberal Party, saying such an association was only propaganda by the administration.

“Ang Otso Diretso at ang indibidwal na miyembro ng Otso Diretso ay hindi nakabase sa istorya ng Liberal Party o ni President Aquino,” the senatorial candidate said in a press conference.

“In fact, dun tayo tinutulak e, na ang lahat ng oposisyon o Otso Diretso ay dilawan… Wag po tayong pumasok sa propaganda na yon,” he said.

Alejano was reacting to the comments of former Interior Secretary Mar Roxas’ campaign manager, Caloocan Rep. Egay Erice, that Roxas regretted wearing yellow during the 2016 elections and that he changed colors “to get away from (Aquino’s) shadow.”

“Tingin ko opinion lang yun ng campaign manager ni Mar Roxas, nakaraan na yon, tapos na yon,” he said.

Alejano said there were more important issues to talk about.

“Alam nyo, pag may importanteng issues, dinadala tayo sa ibang issues, sa chismis na pag-uusapan, nawawala tuloy ang mga issues. TIngin ko wag tayong mag-focus dun,” he said.

Alejano also said the Otso members still had good rapport.

“So far, maganda naman ang samahan namin, si Senator Mar Roxas, kasama si Bam Aquino,” he said.

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