Lakas eyes Puno as its standard-bearer

Despite its vast machinery, the biggest political party in the country is still in search of a standard-bearer for the 2010 presidential election.

A faction of Lakas wants Puno to change his mind, convinced that “he will bring a fresh blend of politics as an alternative to the traditional politics that is anchored on patronage.”

A Lakas source said “progressive” members of Lakas were immediately receptive to the idea.

He said a “high-level” committee led by House Speaker Prospero Nograles and Senate Majority Leader Miguel Zubiri had been set up to “convince” Puno to “consider” calls for him to seek the presidency.

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