Philippine President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino Jr ‘s penchant for cars has shifted from a Porsche to a BMW M6.
Aquino revealed the other day that he was parting ways with his Porsche because it became a security nightmare, telling reporters that it was putting unnecessary risk for the Presidential Security Group.
But what the president failed to say was that he has a new love – reportedly a Benz sports car.
This prompted one reporter to say something about the 51-year old bachelor president: Even his love for cars lasts only six months. This is apparently a dig at the chief executive who has no known relationship that lasted long enough for him to settle down.
MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang denied yesterday that President Aquino bought a BMW after selling his Porsche.
“I can categorically tell you that it is not true,” presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said, adding he was not aware who bought the President’s Porsche for P4.5 million.
“In the same manner that he bought it privately, he also disposed of it in private. We know that there are a lot of people saying he should not have bought it but you know the explanation to that,” Lacierda said.
The President, in reaction to earlier criticisms over his acquisition of a luxury car, said he was able to purchase it at a very low price.
Lacierda said the President sold his Porsche a few weeks ago but decided not to spread the news about it despite claims his approval ratings went down because of it.
“We could have announced it early on that the President sold his Porsche but we did not. Again, the President does not want to earn brownie points,” he said. (source:The Philippine Star)