Aquino’s photo with Napoles daughter, no big deal: Palace-A A +A
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
MALACANANG downplayed Wednesday the picture of President Benigno Aquino III with that of Jeane Napoles, the daughter of Janet Lim-Napoles, the alleged brain in the multi-billion pork barrel scam, saying it was not a big deal.
Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said that the photo of the President was taken at an event last November in Cebu.
"She had her photo taken with the President, as did a dozen other people who lined up to have their photo taken with him," she said.
Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office Secretary Ricky Carandang said the picture was taken when Aquino attended the thanksgiving mass in Cebu for the canonization of Saint Pedro Calungsod.
"It's no big deal," he said of the photo of the President with Jeane.
The picture of the President wearing a barong and that of the younger Napoles on a red sleeveless dress was posted on dzMM Teleradyo's Facebook account. (SDR/Sunnex)