MANILA—Presidential aspirant Sen. Ping Lacson said Tuesday he sees only a ceremonial role for his wife Alice de Perio as First Lady if he wins as president.
"Well, pang ceremonial First Lady 'yung role. Wala 'yung mga head ng foundation, much less hindi puwedeng makialam sa governance. Talagang masisira. Hindi pa ako maka-focus," he told ANC's "Dateline".
Lacson said he wants to protect his wife from "opportunists", adding that relatives meddling in government affairs may lead to compromises.
“Tama na iyong moral support. Sufficient na sa akin iyon. I also want to protect her from opportunists,” he said. - report from Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News