‘Solid 7’ still uncertain about joining minority bloc

‘Solid 7’ still uncertain about joining minority bloc

AS of now, it’s still unclear whether the so-called “Solid 7” will join the Senate minority.

They are the seven senators who did not agree to the removal of Senator Juan Miguel “Migz” Zubiri as Senate President recently.

According to former Majority Floor Leader Senator Joel Villanueva, their group often meets at the Senate, but they have not discussed the issue yet.

Aside from Villanueva, the “Solid 7” includes senior senators who are members of the majority: Senators Sonny Angara, JV Ejercito, Win Gatchalian, Migz Zubiri, Nancy Binay, and Loren Legarda.

“It’s always more on what’s happening like the recent brownout. We spent about two to three hours discussing this brownout… Unfortunately, we have too many problems in the country that should not be compounded by political issues. We really need to focus on this and cannot afford to be lazy, especially in our work. I’m not hinting at anyone,” according to Sen. Joel Villanueva, Former Senate Majority Floor Leader.

However, out of the “Solid 7,” only about four are openly considering the transfer to the minority bloc.

For Senate President Francis “Chiz” Escudero, he is acknowledging the “Solid 7.”

According to the new Senate President, he sees all senators are equal.

So, I don’t know where the ‘Solid 7’ came from. My count is still 24 senators, not 15 plus 7 plus 2. This is not basketball or football. There are still 24 senators, and I will continue to view it that way regardless of what they say or believe,” Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero, Senate President stated.

Because of this, Senator Joel Villanueva and some other senators believe that alliances in the Senate might be finalized when Congress sessions resume this coming July.

 

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