Loren to President, VP Hopefuls: Itaas ang Antas ng KampanyaFebruary 1, 2010
MAKATI CITY, PHILIPPINES–SPEAKING TO MEDIA REPORTERS AT THIS WEEK’S PRESIDENTIAL FORUM SERIES OF THE MAKATI BUSINESS CLUB, LONE FEMALE VICE-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE CHALLENGED HER RIVALS IN THE PRESIDENTIAL AND VICE PRESIDENTIAL RACE TO LEAD A CLEAN, PLATFORM-BASED CAMPAIGN.
“We are in a fight against poverty, hunger, poor health and lack of education. They should not resort to below-the-belt personal attacks and petty issues,” said Loren, guest at the luncheon hosted by the Makati Business Club for running mate Manny Villar.
Responding to comments made by Villar’s critics about his hair-dying and botox injections, Loren remarked, “They’re so shallow and frivolous. Talking about those things will not solve hunger and ignorance. They’re not even worth bringing up in the campaign trail. Manny and I are working to find solutions to the country’s problems – and botox and hair dying are all the other candidates can talk about? Magpakalalalaki naman sana sila.”
Loren spoke to the media about her platforms for improved health care, education and agriculture policies, environmental protection, women and youth empowerment, senior citizens’ welfare and Muslim affairs. She also echoed Villar’s commitment to Makati’s business leaders for a more investor- and consumer-friendly environment.
“These are the issues that matter most in every candidate’s platform. Manny and I are for good governance, not image and celebrity. This tells a lot about a candidate’s competence and intention once elected to office.Hindi pwede yung mga nagtatago sa saya ng mga nanay at asawa nila,” Loren explained to the media.