Despite their political differences, Sen. Bam Aquino is convinced that President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo will eventually work together for the sake of the Filipino people.
“Everyone has a hangover from the campaign. Very soon, the burden of governance will sober everyone up,” said Sen. Bam after attending the oath-taking ceremony of Robredo in Quezon City.
“Kapag kaharap mo na ang mga problema sa education, poverty, employment – really serious issues – that’s the time the divisions we saw during the elections should start to fade away. You get to realize that if you really want this country to move forward, you need to work with everyone,” he added.
Sen. Bam is hoping that when the burden of governance sets in, the issue of political partisanship will be put on the back burner and focus will shift on moving the country forward.
“The important thing is how to move the country forward and not on where we came from and who we supported in the last elections,” Sen. Bam said.
Sen. Bam said it is better to start concentrating on what’s important, and that is “fulfilling our mandate and fulfilling all of the promises to the people”.
Sen. Bam Aquino was Vice President Leni Robredo’s campaign manager and is expected to head the Senate Committee on Education in the 17th Congress of the Philippines.