MALACANANG EXEC SAYS POE HAS BEEN PROMISING TO EXCEED AQUINO ADMIN’S GAINS W/O SOLID PROGRAMS

MANILA — A Palace official on Tuesday said presidential candidate and Senator Grace Poe has been promising to exceed the achievements of the Aquino administration without presenting solid programs.

Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. made the statement when asked for reaction on Poe’s claim that “traffic”, due to poverty, unemployment and unjust taxes, is hampering the current administration’s straight path bid.

He, however, pointed out that the Aquino administration’s “Daang Matuwid” theme got a positive feedback from the public as proven after the 2013 elections when administration candidates like Poe won in the senatorial slate.

He cited that Poe has identified herself with the government’s priority reform programs.

“Recently however, Senator Poe has been promising to surpass the administration’s accomplishments without offering concrete alternative programs, which our people have the right to expect from presidential candidates such as herself,” he added. Joann Santiago/PNA