PRESIDENT Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said his wife, First Lady Louise “Liza” Araneta-Marcos, has nothing to do with his decisions, especially in appointing officials under his administration.
"Zero, she really has no input on that. The First Lady helps me in terms of the organization because she was actually very very good at that, organizing which office, how the workflow goes, where the documents go through," Marcos said in an interview with news anchors.
"She's a well-trained lawyer so she's very good at that. But that's the extent of it, we don't talk policy together, I mean she'll comment... she'll generally say, 'that looks good,' 'that doesn't look good, I don't know why you're doing that,' 'what a great idea,' but that's it," he added.
Marcos maintained that he only consult his wife, who is a lawyer, about legal matters.
Earlier, the First Lady warned people using her name to get appointed to government positions, reiterating that she has no involvement in any of it amid reports that she was behind the appointment of officials in the Intelligence Service Armed Forces of the Philippines (ISAFP).
Meanwhile, Marcos denied insinuations that they are grooming his son, Ilocos Norte Representative Ferdinand Alexander "Sandro" Marcos, to be future president due to his regular presence in the President’s engagements, including those abroad.
"No, we're not grooming him for anything. He's grooming himself, he has decided on this career in politics and he will handle it the way he does. There's not some long range plan that one day Sandro is going to be the president. He will laugh in your face if you tell him that," he said. (SunStar Philippines)
MANILA. President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. and his wife, First Lady Louise “Liza” Araneta-Marcos. (Photo from Bongbong Marcos Facebook page)
January 24, 2023
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