MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang has admonished Presidential Political Adviser Ronald Llamas for purchasing pirated DVDs in a Quezon City mall last month.
In a letter penned by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr., Llamas was also reminded to exercise good judgment in his personal endeavors.
“Taking into account your expression of ‘deep regret’ and your tender of an apology, you are hereby formally admonished and given a firm reminder that you should, in the future, observe a higher degree of circumspection and discretion even with regard to your private, non-official conduct,” Ochoa said.
Llamas was also advised to “act at all times with a high degree of prudence and propriety.”
While the purchase of bootlegged videos did not violate any law, the Palace warned Llamas of severe sanctions if he commits another act of impropriety in the future.
Llamas apologized to the President and verbally offered to resign during a meeting last Friday, but Aquino rejected it.