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Barring a last-minute change in plans, President Benigno Aquino III is to attend the proclamation rally of the administration coalition’s senatorial bets in Manila on Feb. 12, a member of the ruling Liberal Party said Saturday.

Eastern Samar Rep. Ben Evardone on Saturday said Aquino will participate in the event, which he said is “historic” for the LP as it will be held at Plaza Miranda.

“’Yan ang pagkakaalam ko, dadalo siya …  Base sa ating discussion sa leaders ng LP, siya ay sasama at makikiisa sa proclamation rally,” Evardone said on government-run dzRB radio.

Also, he said the Plaza Miranda venue is significant for the LP as it was where a deadly bombing occurred in 1971 – during a political campaign rally of the LP.

Aquino has been taking part in the early campaign of the administration coalition’s senatorial bets – in the coalition’s television ads, he hinted some candidates claim to be supporting him but are merely posing.

He then named the coalition’s senatorial bets – some of them from the Nacionalista Party and Nationalist People’s Coalition. — LBG, GMA News

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