VALENZUELA City Councilor Shalani Sole-dad, the girlfriend of the Liberal Party (LP) standard bearer Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III, said she will not be imposing anything on Aquino.
In the Tell it to Sun.Star Forum yesterday, Soledad said, “I always have my opinion beliefs and stand on certain issues but unless asked, I would keep them to myself and will not impose anything on Noynoy’s decision on any policies and agenda. And besides, I don’t think he (Noy) could be easily influenced.”
Soledad added that Aquino is a man who listens to the suggestion of every individual but makes a decision on his own.
“Noy would not make a decision unless when he has considered most of the parties concerned. But you can be assured that in terms of decision-making, he cannot be swayed. But definitely, he will listen what everyone has to say,” she said.
Asked what her role will be if Aquino will win in the May elections, Soledad said she will be a “big fan” and a “big supporter” of Aquino as well as a dutiful member of the LP and a dutiful councilor of Valenzuela City if she gets reelected for her third term.
Meanwhile, Soledad believes that the Cebuanos are capable of choosing the best candidates, who could address their needs.
Soledad said that although the province’s One Cebu party, headed by Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, has endorsed Aquino’s cousin and Lakas-Kampi-CMD party standard bearer Gilbert Teo-doro Jr., she believes Cebuanos have a wide base of intelligent voters.
“Hindi mo pwede sa-bihin na since the current administration is leaning towards a certain candidate, the whole Cebu would support that,” said Soledad.
“I think the whole Cebu would support a candidate who they think would really represent the needs of Cebu and who would also give attention to the needs of the Cebuanos. Come Election Day, the Cebuanos will vote for someone who they think will deserve their vote,” she added.
Soledad was in Cebu to campaign for Aquino and to attend the Philippine Councilors’ League 2010 End-Term National Assembly at the Cebu International Convention Center.