Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Friday (May 12) isn’t eager on holding of a particular election for the substitute of Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano.
“I’m not in favor of a special election. Sen. Alan’s (Cayetano) term ends in 2019. (It is) impractical and expensive to call a special election to elect a senator for a term of two years,” he stated in a textual content message to reporters.
Cayetano, who had been appointed by President Duterte as Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) secretary, nonetheless has two years left in his time period in the Senate.
While his place may be left vacant, identical to what occurred in the previous when earlier senators got Cabinet place by the President, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) stated the Senate can replenish the place by calling for a particular elections.
Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, nevertheless, already thumbed down the thought as he doesn’t see the necessity for it particularly if the place to be stuffed will solely be for a two-year and never a full six-year time period.