Grace Lee willing to debate PNoy's critics

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 05 2012 01:06 PM | Updated as of Feb 06 2012 08:41 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Korean television personality Grace Lee is willing to debate with critics of President Benigno Aquino III who say the Chief Executive is not smart.

In an interview with Wilson Lee Flores, which was published at The Philippine Star on Sunday, Lee described Aquino as “very intelligent.”

“Whatever we talk about — whether politics, economics, books or music — he’s so knowledgeable. He knows a lot. Whenever some critics say bad things about him, that he’s not aggressive or that he’s not matalino, I’d debate them and tell them he’s very smart,” she said.

Lee also said Aquino is “very hardworking, and really a good person.”

“He is really a gentleman. He is very caring, very humble, a down-to-earth person, and very considerate. He cares for other people’s feelings. Halata really that he comes from a very good moral background,” Lee said.

Lee also said she has already met Aquino’s sisters, Ballsy and Pinky, whom she described as “very nice” and "accommodating.”

Asked of her wish for the Aquino government, Lee told Flores: “My wish and hope for him is that sana ma-maintain niya the success he has now and the love of the people. He’s very conscious that the reason he’s president of the Philippines is because of the people’s love, so he cannot and won’t do anything that would compromise that love of the people.”