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De Lima invited to run

Manila, Philippines – The Liberal Party (LP) is courting Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to join its senatorial slate in the 2013 elections. LP president and Transportation and Communications Secretary Manuel “Mar” A. Roxas II disclosed this during his speech at the 37th Philippine Business Conference and Expo where De Lima was also a speaker.

“We are actively courting Secretary De Lima to join our senatorial slate for 2013 but she has not said yes (yet),” Roxas said after acknowledging De Lima’s presence in the audience. Roxas talked about public-private partnerships (PPP) in infrastructure as he mentioned the various transportation infrastructure projects that the Department of Transportation and Communications (DoTC) will pursue for the next five years. (Kris Bayos)