Noynoy Aquino considers appointing Boy Abunda in his government; Abunda declines

President-apparent Noynoy Aquino is considering TV host Boy Abunda, known friend of his celebrity sister Kris, for a cabinet secretary post or a lower government position, reports "Think about it from a marketing perspective, things that you would want to market the Philippines for. He will be a good communicator."

"Totoong kausap yan. Walang agenda other than what he will publicly say. Tapos pwedeng pagkatiwalaan ng buo," Aquino added, as reported by He pointed out that Abunda is a graduate of the Ateneo de Manila University and has a degree in international relations as well.

However, Abunda told TV Patrol World he is "inclined not to accept it." He said, "It because it would mean I would leave all my shows... I am not ready to do that. I can help Noy in another capacity. I have a personal relationship with Noy. I think it will be more effective if I continue what I am doing now... giving him advice devoid of agenda and bias, devoid of politics.

Aquino earlier identified a possible problem: Abunda's compensation. "How much does Boy Abunda earn in a week? How much will his salary be in a year in government?" He added that Abunda would have to divest some of his properties should he accept the position, according to

Dubbed as "The King of Talk," Abunda co-hosts daily showbiz show SNN and weekly showbiz talk show The Buzz. He also owns a talent management firm, Backroom Inc., which handles the likes of Gretchen Barreto, Rufa Mae Quinto and Bianca Gonzales.

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