Malacañang yesterday brushed aside a feng shui expert’s warning to President Rodrigo Duterte to be extra careful to avoid possible scandals this year.
For Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, the Chief Executive facing controversies is nothing new.
“Unang-una, kung ako tatanungin mo, hindi naman ako naniniwala sa feng shui. But kanya-kanyang paniniwala na ‘yun ,” Panelo said in an interview with dzIQ.
“Pangalawa, ano pa bang mga bagong iskandalo? Eh di ba tinatapunan siya ng mga iskandalo. Tumataas naman ang rating niya ,” he added.
Joey Yap, feng shui and Chinese astrology consultant, said the President would likely use his “problem-solving skills to his advantage,” particularly in boosting the Philippine economy during the Year of the Metal Rat, according to a report by the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
Yap, the report said, also warned that Duterte “would also likely create some scandals, if not carefully managed”
Despite this, Panelo said the President would remain firm with his resolve to improve the lives of Filipinos under his watch.
“Basta si Pangulo, nagta-trabaho siya. Gaya nga ng sinabi niya, he couldn’t care less, que matuwa kayo o hindi, bigyan niyo ako ng approval rating na mataas o mababa ,” the Palace official said.
“Basta ang tungkulin ko ay paglingkuran ko kayo at pangalagaan ko ang inyong kaligtasan sa paraan na alam kong ikabubuti ninyo, anuman ang mangyari sa buhay ko, sa aking kalayaan, at sa aking kalusugan ,” he added.
Duterte has repeatedly pledged to fight illegal drugs, criminality, and corruption in government.
Early this year, he also vowed to rectify government contracts with private firms that would be found detrimental to the country.PNA