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Noynoy to make fewer public pronouncements until proclamation

Posted by akosistella on May 18, 2010


MANILA, Philippines – President-apparent Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III will be making fewer public pronouncements until he is proclaimed winner in the May 10 elections, according to Liberal Party campaign manager Florencio Abad.

Abad said Aquino does not want to appear “presumptuous” and speak like a president when he has not yet been proclaimed and inaugurated. He said Aquino would “rather be more visible and accessible once he was proclaimed” by Congress.

“He’s not even president-elect yet, he’s just Senator Aquino at this point,” Abad told reporters. “He does not want to be interpreted or be seen as presumptuous.”

However, he said Aquino would be making statements through the media on selected issues.

Abad added that Aquino had not yet selected a barangay captain to administer his oath of office since he did not want to be sworn in by Chief Justice Renato Corona, who was appointed by President Arroyo.

Aquino maintained Corona was a midnight appointee and that Mrs. Arroyo violated the Constitution by appointing a chief justice when there was no vacancy yet and despite the two-month ban on appointments before the end of her term.

He said he would rather take his oath before a barangay captain than a chief justice whose appointment was questionable. (Phil. Star)

Thank you Lord! Natauhan din!

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