Pangilinan hopes to reconcile with Sotto

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SENATOR Francis ‘Kiko’ Pangilinan on Thursday confessed that it is not an easy situation running against Senate President Vicente Sotto III who is their close relative.

Pangilinan is hoping hoping they would be able to reconcile.

“Siyempre, hindi madali itong sitwasyon gaya ng sinabi at na-post ni Sharon but I guess lahat naman ng pamilya mayroon talagang mga hindi pagkakasundo, may mga tampuhan, may hidwaan,” Pangilinan said.

He admitted that like other families, they also go through similar experience of differing in opinions.

“Our family is no different except that siyempre naging public ang aming differences and masakit para sa atin,” Pangilinan further said.

“I’m hoping, Sharon and I have prayed about it also, na in the end, there will be like all other families that go through rifts, may mga family rifts, I hope that there will be forgiveness and reconciliation for the hurts that may have been caused,” he added.

Pangilinan narrated that before he announced his vice presidential bid, had called Sotto and is informed him about the Party’s decision.

“I informed him and explained that this was the request of the vice president and hindi ko inaasahan na ganito ang mangyayari. So, we ended with that,” he narrated.

Sotto, in response, recognized that these scenarios happen even though they prefer a different situation.

“Sabi niya, ganyan talaga, nangyayari ‘yan and I appreciate that, ‘no. There was a recognition that these things happen even though he prefer a different set of circumstances,” Pangilinan said.

Pangilinan is Vice President Leni Robredo’s running mate, while Sotto will run with presidential aspirant, Senator Panfilo Lacson in 2022.

The mother of Sharon Cuneta, Pangilinan’s wife is the sister of Sotto’s wife, Helen Gamboa-Sotto.