Senator Bam Aquino stood firm as the only member of the opposition within the top 12 of the senatorial race in the Pulse Asia survey conducted from March 23 to 28 – a sign the Filipino people still acknowledge the need for dissenting voices.
“Nagpapasalamat tayo sa tiwala ng taumbayan, sa karangalang maisama sa listahan ng posibleng manalo bilang Senador sa 2019,” said Sen. Bam, whose first term in the Senate ends in 2019.
“Umaasa tayo na madagdagan pa ang kababayan nating pipili ng mga tao na handang tumayo laban sa maling polisiya ng pamahalaan,” the senator added, emphasizing that the country also needs a dissenting voice that will stand up for the people.
“Sa kasalukuyan, marami nang Pilipino ang nawalan ng boses at hindi na kayang ipaglaban ang kanilang paninindigan. Naririto ang oposisyon para maging tinig at tagapagtanggol nila,” Sen. Bam pointed out.
Sen. Bam underscored the need for an opposition coalition that is willing to stand and oppose government policies detrimental to the welfare of the Filipino people.
“Kailangan natin ng isang oposisyon na handang tumayo, kahit alam nating hindi ito popular sa kasalukuyan, upang ipaglaban ang karapatan ng taumbayan at protektahan ang demokrasya,” stressed Sen. Bam.
Sen. Bam said the Liberal Party (LP) will join a coalition slate, which will be made up of people willing to speak out and stand up against Malacanang’s policies that may be damaging to the people.