Categorical from Aquino: No to second term

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Categorical from Aquino: No to second term

Saying he did not think it’s “a right solution,” President Benigno Aquino III categorically rejected suggestions for him to extend his term beyond 2016. At a CEO forum on October 28, Aquino was asked how the Philippines is going to increase competitiveness after the ASEAN integration. After discussing the need for continued investments in public health and the Conditional Cash Transfer program, he said: “There are some quarters that were saying I should try and go for a second term. I don’t think that’s a right solution.” He then urged his audience to choose the “right candidate” in the 2016 presidential race.

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