Transportation department well supported: Malacañang

MANILA — Reports indicating that Transportation Secretary Jose “Ping” De Jesus left the President’s Cabinet due to lack of support from Malacañang is completely false and unfair, a Palace aide said Saturday.

“That is not true. It is very clear that Secretary De Jesus wants to go back to the private sector so let’s not put color into it and think of any other reason because he said it himself. He made it clear that he does not have a rift with the Aquino family and the President,” deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said over government-run dzRB radio.

She said President Benigno Aquino III has always been supportive, especially because DOTC is one of the key agencies that are part in implementing the public-private partnership projects of the government.

“So it’s not fair to say that the DOTC did not have the support of the President,” she added. (more)