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What a lucky husband I am — PBBM

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. described himself as one lucky husband because she has First Lady Louise “Liza” Araneta Marcos as his wife.

The First Lady has publicly defended the President against all forms of criticisms.

“My first reaction is ‘what a lucky husband I am” that I have a wife na very protective sa akin na kahit na may nakitang hindi magandang sinabi tungkol sa akin ay ‘yan talagang she gets upset,” President Marcos said.

He was referring to the recent comments of the First Lady to the personal attacks hurled by former president Rodrigo Duterte against her husband.

The First Lady said in an interview that she disliked how Vice President Sara Duterte laughed at her father’s criticisms against the Chief Executive during a rally held in Davao City.

“I guess, we cannot blame her … I think that, she, also as a wife, understands how the First Lady feels when you have to sit there and listen to these attacks being made against her husband,” President Marcos added.

President Marcos said he will meet with the Vice President to iron things out.

“Mag-uusap kami tungkol diyan. ‘Wag na masyadong dibdibin at ‘yung hindi naman siya ang nag-sabi tungkol sa kung ano-ano. Kaya’t madali naman siguro na plantsahin lahat itong naging isyu na ito,” he said.

Asked if there is a need to “patch things up” with the Vice President, the chief executive said that he does not see the reason for that as he emphasized that everything remains all right between him and the Education Secretary.

President Marcos assured his working relationship with Vice President and Education Secretary Sara Duterte will not be tarnished amid personal issues between her and the First Lady.

“It will not affect our working relationship with the Vice President, Secretary of Education,” President Marcos said when asked to react on the sentiments of the First Lady towards the Vice President. PND