President Noynoy Aquino reportedly said he was satisfied and that none of his predecessors and high-posts aspirants for the upcoming elections can top his achievements, citing a recorded 6.2 percent annual average economic growth within his 6-year term as chief executive.
Speaking before the crowd at the Cebu Provincial Capitol on Wednesday, Philippine Star reports that the President also said that this figure only existed in the 70's painting a picture of doubt on its accuracy since those were the days of authoritarian rule.
Few months also before actually stepping down on office and as elections near, the President slammed presidentiables Vice President Jejomar Binay and Davao City Mayor Rody Duterte, as well as VP candidate Sen. Bongbong Marcos Jr.
Obviously alluding to Binay who faces tons of graft accusations, the President said, “Most probably, if that person wins, all the more that we will not be able to know the answers to our questions.”
On the other hand, he did not spare the younger Marcos for not being an apologist to the Martial Law regime.
“It means ‘We did not do anything wrong’ and in that case, if they did not do anything bad, what they did was right so he will do it again,” PNoy said.
In a separate occasion, he slammed what could be a misleading preference for Duterte, who has been consistently topping the mock polls for presidential aspirants.
“There are those saying: it will be better for the Philippines to have a dictator for a leader. Up to now, it can be seen in the surveys coming out that there are those who want and are getting fooled by this type of leadership.”