Even PNoy gets spam text

Posted at 06/26/14 7:41 PM

MANILA - It seems even President Benigno Aquino isn't spared from marketing messages via text messaging.

During his speech at the Silver Tie Gala celebrating the 25th anniversary of Megaworld on Wednesday night, the President ribbed Megaworld's Andrew Tan for marketing messages he receives on his mobile phone.

“Whenever I see Dr. Andrew Tan, I always compliment him on the efficacy of his marketing staff. They never fail to send me at least two text messages inviting me to purchase one of their condominiums [laughter] on a weekly basis [laughter], and this is after I have changed my number," Aquino said.

Aquino however also said, “Of course, he always responds to this by reminding me: 'Sir, I never give your number to anybody.' And I am sure that he never has. But truly, having seen the integrity and rigor with which Dr. Tan has managed his companies over the past decades, all these potential investments are certainly appealing. Perhaps after 2016, when I can have a job in the private sector again—which will be about 2017—I will finally be able to reply to your marketing staff.”

Aquino paid tribute to Megaworld’s success in his speech.