P-Noy accused of not being around at height of tropical storm Maring, says: "I was on the phone coordinating"

Why is he always being accused of this?

ABS-CBN News’ Zen Hernandez reports that on Wednesday, August 21, President Benigno Aquino III "defended his ’absence’ during the height of the floods brought by the southwest monsoon and tropical storm Maring."


Aquino, who was then at the Mandaluyong Elementary School checking on the situation of evacuees, actually just came from visiting evacuation centers in Binan and San Pedro in Laguna. He said, "Kung pumalpak kasi, ako ang sisihin. Nakikipag-coordinate naman tayo sa mga Cabinet secretaries tulad ng DSWD, MMDA, DPWH, DOJ at DILG. Pati mga LGU tinatawagan natin (If something goes wrong, I’ll get blamed. I was coordinating with the Cabinet secretaries of the DSWD, MMDA, DPWH, DOJ, and DILG.  I even called up LGUs)."


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