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  • Writer's pictureJay Moran

Pnoy will shine during term: sis

Updated: Jan 30, 2020

KEY. Presidential sister Pinky Aquino-Abellada turns over two classrooms to the Guindarohan Elementary School in Minglanilla, under the Agapp Silid Pangarap Project.

AMID the criticisms and calls for her brother’s ouster, Aurora Corazon “Pinky” Aquino-Abellada is confident that President Benigno Aquino III will finish his six-year term “with flying colors.”

“We all know that seven out of 10 Filipinos trust my brother. The people know that my brother does not steal. I’ve seen all the efforts that he is doing to improve the quality of life of every Filipino,” Abellada told Sun.Star Cebu.

She said this in reaction to the call of retired marine colonel Generoso Mariano to oust the president.

Abellada said she considers Mariano an ally of those who want to destroy the Aquino administration. Mariano also joined the coup d’ etat against the administration of their mother, the late former president Corazon C. Aquino.

“At least hindi sila nagbabago ( They have not changed),” Abellada said in jest.


She said Mariano’s claim that her brother failed to solve poverty in the country is false.

“In the last survey (of the Social Weather Station), the four million hungry Filipinos was reduced to three million under Noynoy, and is still decreasing,” she pointed out.

She urged the people not to be distracted by the false allegations raised against President Aquino by people and sectors with vested interests.

“ It’s time to further move forward. Let’s not be distracted by unfair accusations,” Abellada said.

The President’s sister was in Cebu yesterday to turn over several classrooms in the municipalities of Pinamungahan and Minglanilla, Cebu, in behalf of the Aklat, Gabay, Aruga tungo sa Pag-angat at Pag-asa (AGAPP) Foundation, which she chairs.

In Minglanilla, she turned over a two-classroom building in Guindarohan Elementary School, which was built in partnership with J.L. Regner Construction and Aggregates Inc.

The two-classroom building was donated by J.L. Regner president Lizbeth Regner, who was represented by her daughter Candice Regner-Neri and son Engineer Vergel Luis Regner.

Abellada said that in the 11 months of the foundation’s existence, they already built 109 classrooms across the country and will build 150 more before the year ends.

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