LP, UNA puwedeng magsanib puwersa
POSIBLENG magsanib puwersa rin ang Liberal Party (LP) ni Pangulong Benigno Aquino III at United Nationalists Alliance (UNA) nina dating pangulong Joseph Estrada at Vice President Jejomar Binay.
Ayon kay Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office Secretary Ricky Carandang na matagal nang lumulutang ang nasabing LP-UNA alliance pero wala pang pormal na pag-uusap.
“I’m not aware if there are any extensive talks. The idea has been floated—both privately and in the media—of a Liberal Party-UNA coalition. I’m sure you’ve heard about it. I mean, you’re reporting on it so the idea is certainly being floated. But there has been nothing that I can say beyond that. The idea is being floated,” ani Carndang.
Matatandaang unang naikasa ang alyansa ng LP at Nacionalista Party (NP) ni Sen. Manny Villar na mahigpit na nakalaban ng Pangulong Benigno Aquino III sa 2010 presidential elections.
Aniya, wala namang problema sa administrasyon basta sang-ayon at makikiisa sa kanilang reform agenda ang aanib na partido.
“This administration is committed to certain reforms: anti-corruption, anti-poverty, strengthening of our defense and all of those things. If the Liberal Party is going to go into coalition with anybody, they must sign on to those reforms. They must be prepared to help us achieve the agenda of President Aquino. So that would be the primary consideration,” ayon pa rin kay Carandang.
Sa kabilang dako, naniniwala naman si Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda na dapat UNA ang magsasabi kung oposisyon ba sila o kaalyado ng administrasyon lalo pa’t ipinagmamalaki ng mga ito na sila ay “Team To Beat”.
“We will leave that with the LP leadership to decide. But I thought UNA was the team to beat so why are they asking for a coalition with the LP? No, I’m just asking because I remember that they claim to be the team to beat, so I’m just wondering. So let me ask the LP leadership if they are willing to open. But I cannot answer for them right now,” ayon kay Sec. Lacierda.