MALACAÑANG urged the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) not to grant any special treatment to the family members or Cabinet officials of President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III.
Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda made the call after an MMDA enforcer issued a violation ticket to the driver of presidential sister Kris Aquino-Yap for illegally parking in front of the ABS-CBN Complex in Quezon City Friday morning.
Aquino-Yap was at the ABS-CBN Compound for her noontime show "Pilipinas, Win na Win".
"Let me tell the MMDA officials, all the officials concerned, walang kinikilingan ang pamahalaang ito. Kung sino man ang nagkasala, tikitan po ninyo," Lacierda said.
"Do not be afraid even if it's related to the President or related to any Cabinet Secretaries or the Cabinet Secretaries themselves. You apply the law without fear or favor," he added.
Lacierda further said that even the families, relatives, and friends of President Aquino are aware and had even agreed to uphold the law.
"Ang pangako po ng Pangulo ay kung walang corrupt, walang mahirap, walang wang-wang. Siguro it's a burden on their part to really uphold the virtues and the promises of the President more than anybody else," he recalled.
"I've spoken to some in-laws that they are very cognizant of the burden placed upon them. Kaya alam po nila ang kanilang responsibilidad bilang mga kamag-anak ng Pangulo na sundin po ang batas," he added. (JMR/Sunnex)