P-Noy won’t let Butch Abad resign (How sweet!)
We just realized that they’re like two peas in a pod.
Clearly, President Benigno Aquino III doesn’t subscribe to the notion that if you love someo0ne, you must set them free. In his case, if he loves you, he holds on to you...like Gollum held on to The Ring.
TJ Burgonio of the Philippine Daily Inquirer reports, "Budget Secretary Florencio Abad, who has been skewered over the unconstitutional Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), has offered to resign, but Aquino rejected this."
Abad supposedly submitted his resignation letter to Aquino on Thursday, July 10, but (not surprisingly) the latter wasn’t having it.
Aquino was quoted as saying, "The notion in the current atmosphere is DAP was bad for our people. Even our most vociferous critics admit that the DAP has benefited our people. To accept Secreatary Abad’s resignation is to assign to him a wrong. And I can't accept the notion that doing right by our people is a wrong."
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