Despite the controversy surrounding Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) Director General Joel Villanueva, President Benigno Aquino 3rd continues to have full trust in him, a Malacañang spokesman said. In an ambush interview, Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said Villanueva “still enjoys the President’s full trust and confidence.” Coloma cited Villanueva’s readiness to face any allegations raised against him. “Hinarap naman niya ang mga paratang sa kanya. Siya na mismo ang nag-volunteer ng mga impormasyon at dokumento na kinakailangan. Di naman siya umiiwas doon,” he said.