AFTER failing to land in the Top 12 senatoriables in the last election, Senator Bam Aquino yesterday said that he will continue to serve the Filipino people even in a private capacity.
“Hindi man tayo pinalad na makakuha ng pangalawang termino, hindi mauubos ang pagmamahal ko sa ating mga kababayan at kagustuhang manilbihan sa kapwa, bagkus sa ibang larangan naman,” Aquino said in a statement.
He said that serving the people is a great honor to him. At the same time he thanked his colleagues in the Senate and other staff who supported him in the six years as a senator.
Aquino also thanked his supporters who stood with him in the campaign period.
In his six years as senator, Aquino has crafted 43 laws to his name, including the landmark Free College Law and the Go Negosyo Act.
“Bago pa man ang araw ng eleksyon, ipinaubaya ko na sa Diyos ang resulta. At buo pa rin ang tiwala ko sa Kanyang plano para sa akin at higit sa lahat, para sa ating Bayan,” he said.
Aquino, a member of the Otso Diretso slate of the oppposition, landed 14th place in the final tally of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) trailing co-Senate “seatmates” Senator JV Ejercito who was in 13th place and Senator Nancy Binay who took the 12th and last place of the Magic 12.