Hontiveros will continue to strive for an independent Senate

Hontiveros will continue to strive for an independent Senate

The result of the mid-term election is a resounding Yes to the continuation of the reforms laid down by President Rodrigo roa Duterte.
In a historic moment since the opposition politicians gunning for a senate seat was shut out, a devastating 0-8.
The incoming 12 elected senators, majority are administration backed, plus those still in their own respective terms, the Senate is safe to safe would never be unfriendly to the President.

Opposition senator Risa Hontiveros (photo credit to owner)

Opposition senators like Senator Risa Hontiveros vows and continue work for an independent senate.
“We will continue to strive for an independent Senate and introduce electoral reforms, particularly in the partylist system and for campaign finance reform,” Hontiveros said.
Hontiveros lectures the media that the Senate acts as the public’s “last line of defense within the government against continuing attempts to undermine our democracy and attack our human rights.”

She added: “We will persevere... If anything, we will work harder, strive further and serve better.”

Of the existing minority bloc, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV will end his term on June 30, and he will be joined by re-electionist senator Bam Aquino who fails to make it to the Magic 12 this election.

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