Tolentino thrilled by Arroyo’s endorsement
By JOHN CARLO M. CAHINHINAN
LUBAO, Pampanga – Partido Demokratiko Pilipino – Lakas ng Bayan (PDP Laban) senatorial bet Francis Tolentino was delighted after getting an endorsement from House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.
In an ambush interview inside Arroyo’s residence in Lubao, Pampanga, Tolentino said it was an honor to be personally endorsed by the former chief executive whom he considered as the matriarch of the people of Pampanga.
“It’s an honor to be endorsed by the Speaker,” he said.
Tolentino is one of the four senatorial bets personally endorsed by the House Leader.
He said his family has been a long-time supporter of the Macapagal family, particularly Mrs. Arroyo’s late father, former President Diosdado Macapagal.
“My family especially my late father was very close to the late Diosdado Macapagal,” said Tolentino.
Macapagal and Tolentino’s late father, former Tagaytay City Mayor Isaac were both part of the old Liberal Party during the 1960s.