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Byline: TJ Burgonio and Michael Lim Ubac
REFORM-MINDED PRESIDENtial aspirants are prepared to rally behind a Noynoy Aquino candidacy, but Sen. Aquilino Pimentel Jr., says unification of the opposition is as distant as Mars is from Jupiter.
Moved by Sen. Manuel Mar Roxas IIs decision Tuesday to sacrifice his ambitions and give way to Aquino, Isabela Gov. Grace Padaca is now calling on fellow reformist aspirants to follow Roxas lead.
Padaca, who is being pressed to run for the highest post in the land by the farmers group Pambansang Kilusan ng mga Samahang Magsasaka but has not declared her plans, said yesterday that she had rejected such a call to make way for Aquino.
After giving up so much, none of us can do less, Padaca said of Roxas. He has put so much into this, and yet he has backed out. We cant even measure up to what he has …