Aquino’s LP increases hold on House of Representatives
By YvonneT.Chua,VERA FilesPresident Benigno Aquino III has further strengthened his lock on the House of Representatives with 108 members of the Liberal Party likely to make it to the 16th Congress, official and unofficial counts of Monday’s midterm elections show.
The figure is a big leap from the 92 Liberals who make up two-fifths of the district representatives in the present chamber. Aquino is chair of the Liberal Party.
The LP’s dominance in the House is in sharp contrast to its small force in the current Senate, which will practically remain the same when Congress opens in July.
Although Aquino’s Team PNoy coalition is assured of nine of its 12 senatorial candidates winning, in reality only one candidate, his namesake and nephew Bengino “Bam” Aquino IV, is a member of the LP.
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