Press Release
January 20, 2010


Senator Edgardo J. Angara today denied any involvement in the alleged move to change the Senate Presidency.

"It's not true. There is no reason for Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile to be threatened. We already have a capable, decisive leader in the person of Senator Enrile -- why change it barely six days before the Senate goes on a break?" he said.

He added, "Frankly, I'm not interested [in the position]. I've been there, having been Senate President from 1993 to 1995. This should be the end of the matter."

"I did not talk to anyone. It's a political season so all sorts of rumors are being floated," he said.

Angara is currently the longest serving Senator, having been elected to the 8th Congress in 1987. Presently, he is Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and the Congressional Commission on Science, Technology and Engineering (COMSTE).

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