MANILA (Mabuhay) – While he will ignore baseless criticisms against him, President Benigno S. Aquino III and his administration will listen to those that are constructive, Malacañang maintained Wednesday.
Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said that while the President would ignore baseless accusations as a New Year’s resolution, he will heed those that can lead to a solution.
“Let’s be clear… There are criticisms that are very constructive and can be a source of encouragement for us. Not all criticisms are bad but there are those that do not contribute to the national discourse,” he said at a media briefing.
He said the administration may study criticisms that “can help us in furthering good governance.”
On Tuesday, the President told high school students who called on him at the Palace that he would ignore baseless criticisms.
Meanwhile, Lacierda said the Cabinet has gotten used to the high standard of governance set by the President.
The President had said he would be more understanding of his Cabinet secretaries this year. (MNS)