MANILA (Mabuhay) – President Aquino brought up anew his love life – or lack of it – n a speech before a gathering of sari-sari store and carinderia owners who underwent a skills training program.
Aquino jestingly hinted that he may not have the time to raise a family and have children of his own until after he steps down from office.
Aquino was at the women’s month celebration of Coca-Cola and TESDA for the beneficiaries of their Sari-Sari Store Training and Access to Resources (STAR) program that aims to “provide access to skills training, resources, and peer mentoring” to 200,000 women sari-sari store and carinderia owners in the country by 2020.
“Nang makita ko pong bahagi ng Women’s Month Celebration ang pagtitipong ito ng TESDA at Coca-Cola, naalala ko ang dating sinasabi ng mga kasamahan natin noong nasa Kongreso pa tayo: Bakit pa raw may espesyal na araw ang kababaihan, kung araw-araw namang special ang turing nila sa kanilang mga misis? Siyempre po, wala ho akong karanasan sa sinasabi nila, kaya naman dadako na lang ako sa talagang punto ng event natin ngayong umaga,” he said.
“Baka nakalimutan ho ninyo: I’m Noynoy Aquino. I’m single, and no children. Pero mga 460 days na lang ho, may laban na ako.
Aquino lauded the women entrepreneurs for their contribution to the economy.(MNS)