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Is one term enough?


The clash of statements gave rise to speculations that the Balay and Samar factions in Malacañang were again at odds over an issue.  PCOO Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr had earlier made clear President Aquino would definitely step down after the end of his term in June 2016. Coloma is seen as part of the Samar group led by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. that supported the campaign of Aquino and Binay in 2010 even if Roxas was the running mate of Aquino. Roxas lost to Binay.  ABS-CBN News

It was the leader of the Balay group and presumptive Liberal Party presidential candidate, DILG  Secretary Manuel Roxas II, who first broached the idea of term extension for Aquino after Vice President Jejomar Binay announced that the LP was planning to adopt him as standard bearer.  ABS-CBN News

While the guessing game continues, Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano said one term for the president should be enough. &ldquo I have been fully supportive of President Aquino and his administration’s tuwid na daan (straight path) reforms and platform of good governance which have led to an impressive economic growth. Moving forward, the Filipino electorate must choose a leader who will continue what the Aquino administration has started,” Cayetano said.  ABS-CBN News

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