PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino 3rd and other Malacañang officials have started packing up their things as they get ready to leave their posts on June 30.
Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said his staff at the Presidential Communications Operations Office have begun “cleaning up” for the turnover to the next occupants.
“These preparations… even I have started to clean up as we prepare to go. It’s only natural because everyone knows when we have to go. It is only proper to prepare for it,” he told Palace reporters.
Asked to describe his six-year stay in Malacañang, Coloma said: “It was very meaningful. There was a lot of learning.”
At the same time, he said that Palace officials do not see the defeat of the administration party as something to be frustrated with, explaining that such loss does not mean that the principle of Daang Matuwid (straight path) was rejected by the people.
“How can we say (it was) rejected when all the candidates were against corruption? Wasn’t it the battlecry of the Aquino administration? ‘Kung walang corrupt, walang mahirap’,” Coloma explained.
“Even objective observers from te international community gave us high marks… They are impartial,” he added.