Panelo ‘gearing up’ for senatorial bid, meets Pampanga press
Central Luzon media reported that Presidential Chief Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo appears to be “gearing up (for) a possible senatorial bid” after he met with several reporters during a visit to Pampanga on Friday.
According to a Punto Central Luzon report, Panelo told the journalists that while he has not officially announce his Senate candidacy, he already has four priority bills in mind: free education and free health services for Filipinos, monthly monetary allowance for all Filipino mothers, and a facility for children with special needs.
“Since lahat tayo nagbabayad ng buwis, and even the Constitution provides na yung budget for education dapat ay mangunguna, dapat obligado ang estado na pagaralin lahat ng Pilipino,” he was quoted as saying.
“Ang isinusulong ko dyan eh there is only one qualification. When you are born Filipino, libre dapat ang edukasyon – elementary, highschool, at college,” said Panelo.
“Habang meron tayong Malasakit Center, may qualifications pa rin eh. Pero para sa akin dapat ang qualification mo lang eh pinanganak kang Filipino, dapat libre lahat yan — doctor, medisina, ospital. Sapagkat nagbabayad tayo ng buwis. Dapat ibalik sa tao ang binabayad nilang buwis,” Panelo added.
The Palace offficial earlier led the ‘Sara for President’ movement urging President Rodrigo Duterte’s daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, to run for president.
He also raised the idea of a possible Duterte-Duterte or a Go-Duterte tandem in the 2022 national elections, the report noted.
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