Palace: No special treatment for Kris Aquino

Saturday, August 14, 2010

By Thea Alberto, Yahoo! Southeast Asia 
 Photo by Jerome Ascano, NPPA Images
No special treatment should be given to anyone, especially those who are closely related to President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.
Palace said this Friday as it reacted to reports that Aquino’s most popular sister, actress Kris was not penalized after her car was seen parked illegally.
“Let me tell the MMDA officials, all officials concerned, walang kinikilangan ang pamahalaang ito. Kung sino man ang nagkasala, ticket-an po ninyo,” Lacierda said in a press conference.
Lacierda urged officials concerned to enforce the law as required.
“Do not be afraid even if he’s related to the President or related to any cabinet secretaries or the cabinet secretaries themselves. You apply the law without fear or favor,” he added.
The presidential spokesman warned against anyone using the President’s name to avoid penalties.
“Malaki ang burden sa kanila ngayon. Ang pangako ng pangulo ay kung walang corrupt, walang mahirap; walang wang-wang. Siguro it’s a burden on their part really to uphold the virtues and the promises of the president more than anybody else,” he said.
In her noontime show, Kris admitted her driver violated the law but the Metro Manila Development Authority officer refused to issue a ticket.
“Kasalanan po talaga ng driver ko, pasensiya na po kayo at ticketan ninyo yung driver ko dahil siya po ang nag double parking,” Kris said in Pilipinas Win na Win.
Kris said she has asked her driver to ask a ticket from the traffic officer.
“Nanawagan po ako sa MMDA na ticketan yung driver ko, balik na kayo, Mario kunin mo yung ticket kasalanan mo yan,” said Kris.

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