One of President Benigno Aquino III’s alter-egos has defended the chief executive from criticisms he does not work hard enough.
Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, the top Cabinet official in terms of satisfaction ratings according to national surveys, said these criticisms were not fair to the president whom she described as “very hardworking.”
“It’s not fair for some people to think that our president is not hardworking enough. I am witness to how the president works because I hold meetings with him and along with other Cabinet members, an average of 3-4 times a week and on certain days these are successive meetings even.
“And the president would almost always preside on those meetings, all sorts of concerns, issues and matters from economic to peace and order to justice to the peace process to criminality to national security concerns. Kung kakalkalin ko nga sa kalendaryo ko kung ano mga naka-schedule every week, magugulat kayo sa dami and how wide-ranging the issues and concerns na hinaharap palagi ng presidente,” de Lima said.
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