“Done w/ work.. Tnx for having me.. It was nice to see Pres. P-Noy laughing at my jokes & enjoying my performance..ü #Malacañang #PSGNight,” Valerie Concepcion’s controversial tweet that landed on the top trending topics of Twitter and later on was deleted after getting many dislikes and negative comments.
Pnoy attended the said PSG (Presidential Security Group) party with the people who saved his life as well as their families. However, Communications Secretary Ricky Carandang said Aquino just dropped by the PSG party. Carandang said in an interview that the PSG party have already been earlier scheduled and paid so it was impossible to cancel it.
Meanwhile, Valerie has apologized for her tweets.
“I just want to clarify that I was invited to perform at Malacañang’s Christmas Party for their employees with their husbands/wives and kids. Yes, the president attended the gathering. I do not see anything wrong with that since it’s his obligation and responsibility being the head of Malacañang to be present and show his support for his hardworking employees and their respective families.
“But I believe that it doesn’t mean that the president is not thinking of ways to help our kababayan(s) in Mindanao. It doesn’t mean that the president is disregarding the plight of our fellow Filipinos. Let’s not be too quick to judge.” She continued, “But if I, in any way, offended you guys and sounded insensitive, I am very sorry. It wasn’t my intention to do either. I can’t imagine how difficult life is for the people affected in Mindanao and how difficult it is to be the president of the Philippines at this moment. Once again, I am very sorry for all those people I have offended. May God bless us all.”
Pnoy’s sisters also defended him on ABS-CBN morning show “Kris TV”.
“Ngayon, ‘yun namang party ay matagal nang naka-schedule ‘yon. Siyempre, may mga masasamang nangyayari at may malungkot but then, life should go on. Hindi naman pwedeng huminto na lang ang buhay at magmukmok na lang tayo,” Ballsy said.
Kris added, “I think hindi niyo po maiaalis sa amin na gusto naming i-depensa ang kapatid namin. The entire night, also Saturday, when we were together, he was constantly on the phone monitoring everything. I think today ang pagpunta ko although I’m going with ABS-CBN. I’m also representing him. I think in many cases talaga, the three of us were able to do that and also there are a lot of security concerns as well.”
“Pero siguro hindi niyo maiaalis sa amin na sabihin namin na it’s not like he doesn’t care. Give me a break, diba? Siyempre pangulo siya ng Pilipinas at mahal niya ang ating mga kababayan. So siyempre, gagawin naman niya ang lahat. Sana huwag napakabilis ng batikos kasi napakaraming ahensiya ang nagtatrabaho na. It’s just that a President is not like you or me na we can hop on a plane and go there because there are a lot of national concerns.”
Pnoy is said to visit the typhoon affected areas this Tuesday.