MANILA — President Aquino said he might ask Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas to stay a little longer in his post.
The president added that he might request the secretary to finish the things that needs to be done before leaving.
“I might prevail on him to stay at the post a little longer to finish a lot of the things that are being done,” Aquino said.
“I’d like him to finish a lot of the things that can be finished before leaving the post and having that transition period,” he added.
Aquino added that Roxas has yet to finish the works he started particularly in the equipment upgrade of the Philippine National Police.
Roxas has reportedly submitted his resignation letter to Aquino this is afternoon.
This is following Aquino’s announcement that he will be endorsing Roxas for President in the 2016 elections.
In his speech, Aquino said that he is confident that Roxas is capable of continuing the reforms that the administration has started.
“Dun na po tayo sa siguradong itutuloy ang ‘Daang Matuwid.’ At ang paniwala ko po ang taong ito, walang iba kundi si Mar Roxas,” Aquino said.
(We should go for a candidate who will continue “Daang Matuwid.” And I believe that this person is no other than Mar Roxas.)