MANILA, Philippines – A student got up close and personal with President Benigno Aquino III, close enough to give him a hug and a buss on the cheek.
Maria Janua Bacolod Polinar of Central Mindanao University had the rare opportunity to see the country’s bachelor President in person as she received an award in Malacañang on Thursday.
Polinar, who was recognized by the Palace as one of the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines, stole the scene when she kissed Aquino on the cheek and posed for a photo.
The magna cum laude graduate claims to be a huge fan of the President.
Aquino, meanwhile, thanked Polinar for admiring him.
He then wished that she and the rest of the TOSP finalists and awardees would be able to fulfill their dreams and later on succeed in life. – Report from Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News