Malacanang has already warned DOTC Secretary Emilio Abaya on his early politicking when the Aquino administration is not on election mode yet.
Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte made the statement after Abaya allegedly introduced Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas as “President Mar” during their visit to the survivors of the typhoon Yolanda in Roxas City, Capiz over the weekend.
USec. Valte said that administration officials should set aside early politicking and focus on their work.
However, Valte immediately back pedaled and stated that Abaya was only kidding when he made that comment.
“We’re not on elections mode. To put it quite frankly. Perhaps Secretary Abaya was really just joking. I don’t think any offense was meant by that nor was it meant to signal anything,” added Valte.