Oops, He did it again.
Palace spokesman Edwin Lacierda made another slip while being interviewed by reporters on Wednesday, calling Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas 2nd “President Mar.”
“I was there when President Mar—ay, sorry—well, Secretary Mar Roxas—when Secretary Mar Roxas said it,” Lacierda told reporters.
He was responding to a query on whether President Benigno Aquino 3rd has ordered the Liberal Party to push for the passage of the anti-dynasty bill.
“Siya [Roxas] ang nagsabi sa forum doon sa KOMPRE [Koalisyon ng Mamamayan para sa Reporma]. May consultation with the chairman of the Liberal Party,” Lacierda said.
Aquino is the chairman of the ruling LP.
“Well, he [Aquino] lets Secretary Mar Roxas discuss it with the LP leaders. Hindi ko alam kung ano ‘yung proseso sa loob,” Lacierda added.
Lacierda also made a slip of the tongue in an earlier interview where he stirred up speculations on a no-election (No-El) scenario in 2016.
But he was quick to retract, saying Aquino “has neither decided on term extension or endorsing a candidate. In both instances, 2016 elections will push through.”
The Office of the Presidential Spokesman also issued a statement saying that the President has neither decided on term extension nor endorsed a candidate.
“It should be noted that the 2016 elections will push through, and that the administration will always follow the processes set by the Constitution. We regret the confusion that the statement may have caused,” the statement said.