From Senator Mar Roxas:
"There is an attempt to pin on two other senators (Ping and Loren) and myself the blame for a fragmented opposition in the Senate. Yet, whoever wins the senate presidency by courting the administration senators is clearly the real purveyor of division within the opposition ranks. Whatever the outcome of the Senate Presidency race, the LP senators except for Sen. Kiko Pangilinan will remain with the minority bloc. The people's mandate in the last election is clear: an independent, fiscalizing Senate under the leadership and control of the opposition. I follow that mandate."