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There will be no official event for President Benigno Aquino III on Christmas Day because he will be spending it entirely with his family, a Palace official said Friday.
Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Secretary Ricky Carandang said Aquino won't attend a Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) event, which the Palace had proposed to be part of the president's Christmas activities.
"Hindi na siya matutuloy... he's going to be spending the time with the Aquinos and the Cojuangcos, so wala na siyang official event," Carandang told Malacañang reporters in a phone-patch interview.
Carandang said Aquino, a 50-year-old bachelor, will also spend noche buena with his family, although the Palace official said he was not sure whether the president will spend the day with his maternal or paternal relatives.