"Ang kalaban ko yung mga kandidato ng Liberal [Party]," Cojuangco
stressed in a press conference after he
administered the oath Zambales Rep.
Cojuangco was responding on media's question regarding how difficult it is to go against the senatorial slate of his nephew and only son of his elder sister, the late President Corazon C. Aquino.
, who was recently named as secretary general of PDP-Laban
which is headed by Vice President Jejomar C. Binay, maintained that he
is on good terms with his
nephew despite rumors saying the other way around.
"Wala kaming problema (We don't have a problem).
In that aspect, we don't have a problem," Cojuangco
said when asked about the rumors.
"Nananaginip yung mga nagsasalita ng ganoon," he
added. ("Those who are spreading the rumors are hallucinating.")
does not see any problem of being affiliated with another party.
said that he
has not talked to the President since he
was appointed as secretary general of PDP-Laban
He last saw the President during a wake of a relative, he said.
"I don't see any problem in it.
knows… Hindi lang naman Liberal ang nagkampanya para kay President Noynoy (It's not only the Liberal Party who campaigned for President Noynoy)," said Cojuangco
, believed the political force behind the "Noy-Bi" tandem in the May 2010 presidential elections.
Cojuangco managed Laban, the political party formed by Cory's husband, the late Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino Jr. for the 1978 Interim Batasang Pambansa regional elections when the latter was in exile in the United States.
is expected to attend the scheduled top leaders' meeting of UNA
on Tuesday, April 24, where the newly formed coalition will tackle its general direction and plans for next year's polls, according to Pimentel.
Asked if Cojuangco
has been involved in UNA
, Pimentel said, "I don't think so but he will be, so future tense, he will be.
In an exclusive interview with ABS-CBN News
had enough of criticisms President-elect Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III's advisors are leveling against him and the rest of the Cojuangco clan.
"Masama ang loob ko dahil imbes na gumawa sila ng tama, na magtulong-tulong ang lahat para makita ang problema ng ating mga kababayan na mahihirap, huwag na silang maghangad na maisolo ang administrasyon," said Cojuangco
Cojuangco's wife, socialite Margarita "Ting Ting" Cojuangco, is president of the Public Safety College under the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).
added these critics resurrected the term "Kamaganak, Inc.
so that the president-elect would not listen to him.
"Ang dapat nating pagbawalan, yung mga taong maski anong administrasyon ay nandun sila.
Kung sila'y nanggaling sa isang administrasyon na naitabi na ng tao, dapat tumabi na rin sila," said Cojuangco
, however, refused to say that the Hyatt 10 members are the ones criticizing him.