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MANILA, Philippines - All work and no play will make President Benigno Aquino III a dull boy. A day before Valentine's Day, the administration senatorial candidates wished the bachelor President a Valentine's date, a wife, and children.
Since the 2010 presidential campaign and early in his term, Aquino has only been reported dating or being interested in a few ladies, but has not entered a relationship.
Here are their wishes for the President, based on a press release sent to reporters by the Team PNoy media team.
Sen Loren Legarda: "To find his true love."
Sen Francis Escudero: “Sana makahanap din siya ng tunay, dalisay, at walang hanggang pag-ibig at ng isang babae na iibigin din siya nang wagas.”
Former Sen Ramon Magsaysay: “To finally have a lifetime partner soon.... PNoy deserves to be happy and he must have a love partner soonest. At sana, makakambal kaagad.”
Former Sen Jamby Madrigal: “Since he already has the love of the Filipino people, may he find more love in his personal life.”
Recently married Bam Aquino: “Sana makahanap siya ng mag-aalaga sa kanya tulad ng pag-aalaga niya sa bayan.”
Aurora Rep Juan Edgardo Angara: “I wish that he finds someone who will love him as much as he loves us. He deserves it."
Sen Alan Peter Cayetano: “Good things come to those who wait. I hope, even if it’s not sooner but later, PNoy will get lucky like me and find his Lani, the ideal wife – someone who is not only beautiful inside and out, someone who loves this country as much as we cherish our own relationship.”
Sen Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III: "A relaxing Valentine’s dinner while listening to his favorite music."
Former Akbayan Rep Risa Hontiveros: “In line with the administration’s flagship program, the Public-Private Partnership or PPP, I wish PNoy PPP – Pag-ibig Palagi sa kaniyang Puso.”
Only Grace Poe and Cynthia Villar didn't wish the President romance.
Grace Poe: “I wish him some ‘me’ time, a date with himself, to do everything he loves to do but has not been able to do because he has been too busy being president.... I remember that last Christmas, PNoy said he enjoyed getting a three-hour break and a chance to load songs to his iPod. The President badly needs some ‘me’ time."
Former Las Piñas Rep Cynthia Villar: “We wish you good health and more blessings, as you lead our country towards greater growth and progress.” - Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler.com
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