Loren Legarda considers joining Congress or executive branch after 2019

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 8) — Senator Loren Legarda is considering a post at the executive department after her term ends in 2019.

In an interview with CNN Philippines' The Source, anchor Pinky Webb asked if she would take an opportunity to serve under President Rodrigo Duterte's administration.

"I'd like to clarify that and be honest with you. Yes, there are great possibilities of involvement in tasks in the executive department," Legarda said. "Yes, I'm seriously thinking about it-both in elected office in the lower house or working in the executive department."

The former broadcast journalist-turned-senator has served three terms, the last of which ends in 2019. She currently sits as Chair of the Senate Finance Committee.

Legarda also said she has no intention of returning to run for a higher position. She ran for the vice presidency twice, first in 2004 with presidential candidate Fernando Poe Jr., and again in 2010 with Manny Villar.

"Never. That I'm sure of. I found my peace... I know what's for me and what's not for me," said Legarda. "I know where the people want me."

Legarda added she was satisfied with her work in the Senate, where she pushed for laws on environmental protection, women's rights, and support for micro, small and medium enterprises.

The senator said there was still "so much to do" in various fields, including in the areas of documenting indigenous culture and knowledge, resilience, and raising teachers' salaries.

"I don't think I'll ever take a break... Even when I pause... I'm on a bullet train," said Legarda.

Legarda also said she was considering diving into new hobbies like art, gardening, and farming after her time in the Senate.

Legarda, a single mother, even joked that maybe she would "fall in love."

Watch The Source's full interview with Legarda here.