- The incumbent and incoming senators gathered at the house of Manny Pacquiao
- Senator Joel Villanueva described the dinner as “light and fun”
- However, Senator Cynthia Villar and Senator-elect Pia Cayetano were not present
Senator Manny Pacquiao hosted a dinner at his house in Makati on Wednesday to gather the incumbent and incoming senators.
KAMI learned that the senators gathered amid the rising tension over the Senate committee chairmanship.
In a report by the GMA News (author Llanesca T. Panti), among the present were Senate President Tito Sotto, Senators Juan Miguel Zubiri, Ralph Recto, Joel Villanueva, Gringo Honasan, Sherwin Gatchalian, Richard Gordon, Grace Poe, and Loren Legarda.
Incoming senators Lito Lapid, Bong Revilla, Bato dela Rosa, Francis Tolentino, Bong Go, and Imee Marcos were also seen at the dinner.
Meanwhile, reelectionists Senators Nancy Binay, Koko Pimentel, and Sonny Angara were present as well.
During an interview in ANC’s Headstart, Senator Villanueva said that their dinner was “light and fun.”
However, it can be observed that Senators Cynthia Villar, JV Ejercito, and Senator-elect Pia Cayetano were not at the event.
As previously reported by KAMI, Pacquiao and Villar had an argument when the boxer-turned-politician started gathering votes to keep Sotto as the Senate President of the incoming 18th Congress.
Villar said that Pacquiao should clear the issues of PDP-Laban first. Pacquiao said that there would be a supermajority bloc meeting on June 5 to resolve their issue over Senate committee chairmanship as well.
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