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Section: General News - Senator Edgardo Angara on Wednesday expressed optimism that the next Senate president will be elected before the 15th Congress opens on July 26.
The Senate is a sacred institution, whose leadership cannot be left empty, Angara said in reaction to speculations of a possible vacuum of power in the Senate when President Benigno Aquino III delivers his first State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday.
The issue of a new Senate President, Angara clarified, is also separate from the question of who will preside over the opening of the 15th Congress.
The opening of the joint session on Monday is a ceremonial duty of the SP-whether it is …