Senate President reminds incoming senators of their sworn mandate

Published May 14, 2019, 8:11 PM

by Francine Ciasico

By Vanne Terrazola 

“Public service is a public trust.”

Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Tuesday gave this reminder to incoming senators who will assume in the 18th Congress.

Sen. Vicente Sotto III (Senate of the Philippines / MANILA BULLETIN)
Sen. Vicente Sotto III
(Senate of the Philippines / MANILA BULLETIN)

Sotto said the people should accept the results of the May 13 midterm polls which so far showed administration allies dominating the senatorial race.

“In every election, there will always be a winner and a defeated foe. It is the lessons we take from whatever is handed to us that makes a difference,” the Senate leader said in a text message to reporters.

As for the senatorial candidates poised to be proclaimed as senators-elect, Sotto reminded them to remember that they are serving the public.

“As we welcome the new set of Senators and other local government officials, may we all be reminded that Public Service is a Public trust and we should never forget that it will always be our mandate as elected officials,” he said.

Partial and unofficial results of yesterday’s election bared administration-backed senatorial candidates possibly winning the midterm polls. Reelectionist Senator Cynthia Villar led the senatorial race.

Sotto said he was satisfied with the results of this year’s elections.