Palace 'unshaken' with bishop's jueteng allegations
Manila (14 September) -- Malacaņang says the recent revelation by an official of the Holy Church alleging that some members of President Benigno Aquino III's official family had received paybacks to support the illegal numbers racket - jueteng - did little to shake his government's foundations and instead solidified its resolve to fight corruption and end the illegal numbers game.
"We run the platform 'Kung Walang Corrupt, Walang Mahirap' (End Corruption, End Poverty). We frown against corruption. We frown against jueteng," Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda told reporters in a press conference on Monday (September 13) in Malacaņang.
"We will not be shaken by this. Our resolve to fight corruption is always there and will always be there," he added. (rck/2:46p.m) [top]