The entrepreneurs present at the Go Negosyo Summit held at the SMX Convention Center in Davao City were disappointed that President Rodrigo Duterte couldn’t make it to the gathering.
Luckily, they were treated to some entertainment courtesy of the Queen of All Media in the Philippines, Kris Aquino, and Department of Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol.
Things got a little awkward during their exchange in front of the audience of the National Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Summit in Davao City. It started when Piñol gave a brief discussion on the state of abaca production in the Philippines.
Kris then then commended the secretary for doing a great job, as he stated that Php 50 million of the Php 100 million promised for abaca farmers to revive the industry were already released.
Piñol then answered her nice remarks by saying that it wasn’t really a difficult job because there was no corruption. Aquino responded jokingly with, "Sec, hindi naman kami nagnakaw,” much to the entertainment of the audience. Her quick response made her seem defensive in the eyes of her family’s detractors.
The secretary quickly came to her side, saying that he did not mean anything bad by it and that he was only following the standards that were set by the Aquino administration. He also added that all corruption allegations against former-President Aquino were just rumors.
Upon hearing this, Aquino was delighted and said:
"I love you. And ako, now I'm seeing you're faster. Iyong secretary niya was slow. You're fast. Bongga!"
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