Its Pampanga Gov. Ed Panlilio has formally declared his withdrawal. Panlilio made the announcement yesterday (Sept. 4) at the historic Club Filipino in Greenhills, San Juan City, saying he has abandoned his presidential ambition to give way to Liberal Party’s Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino.
He decided not to push through with his plan to run as president in the coming elections but he offered his full support and trust to Sen. Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III as his presidential candidate.
With the declaration, Panlilio, a priest on leave, became the second presidential aspirant to give up his bid.
Liberal Party president Sen. Mar Roxas made the same announcement last Tuesday.