MANILA, Philippines – Rappler talks to the President of the Philippines, Benigno Aquino III in this special edition of #TalkThursday.
Rappler CEO Maria Ressa delves deep into the man whose stewardship made the country the 3rd fastest growing economy in the world. What makes the leadership of this president different?
He talks about his insights into the dynamics between the powerful and the powerless in the story of an urban poor railroad community he visited as a congressman- Kalye Onse. How did the presidency change him?
Aquino explains his motivations as a public servant, the risks he took in prosecuting ousted Chief Justice Renato Corona, and what it will take to change the status quo.
He also talks about the toughest decisions he made as president, including a candid admission on his shooting buddy, former DILG Undersecretary Rico Puno. – Rappler.com