Robredo camp closes unity talks, says it’s Leni-Kiko ’til the end
Asked if the unification talks are already over, Drilon answered: “Yes.”
“We will work for the success of the Leni-Kiko tandem,” Drilon said.
The senator has also dismissed the thought of eventually ending with a Leni-Tito Sotto tandem.
“Vice President Leni has been consistent and Senator Kiko is our vice president until the end,” Drilon said.
The senator meantime admitted having called Senate President Vicente Sotto III the day that Partido Reporma abandoned Senator Panfilo Lacson in favor of Robredo.
“I admit I called him. ‘Boss anong gagawin natin? Should we talk and he said, ‘Teka muna i am not ready.’ I said mag-usap tayo,” Drilon said.
That call, Drilon said, was not meant to put “pressure” on Sotto, but only to assure the latter that their camp was then “open” to any possible discussion with the group of Senator Panfilo Lacson and Sotto.
Lacson earlier said he entertained unity talks with Robredo but the camp of the Vice President turned down his proposal for coming up with a united opposition slate.