Serge to help 4 Team PNoy bets

Posted at 02/14/13 2:25 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Senator Serge Osmeña III on Wednesday said he is helping 4 senatorial candidates of the administration Team PNoy alliance in the May midterm elections.

Osmeña, who ran and won as an independent candidate in the 2010 polls, said he is personally helping Jun Magsaysay, Grace Poe, Risa Hontiveros and Bam Aquino.

"Mapili ako eh. Personally, tinutulungan ko po 4 na kandidato. Si dating senador Jun Magsaysay, Grace Poe, Risa Hontiveros at Bam Aquino," he said.

"Nominally, I'm a member of PDP Laban, allied with PNoy," he said.

He said he also has friends with the opposition United Nationalist Alliance (UNA).

"May mga kaibigan ako doon. I'll probably help one or two but they haven't asked, eh," he said.

Osmeña, meanwhile, expressed dismay at the ongoing infighting in the Senate.

"Hindi po ako natutuwa. I find this behavior to be dismaying from any member of the Senate. Personally, there's not much I can do about it except talk to my colleagues," he said.

"I will see if I am able to meet some of them next week. Ask them how we can start policing ourselves and behave in a manner expected of us," he added.