"Nobody dared to tempt me into corrupt practices". This is Aquino's statement last Thursday in an interview with cadet engineers in Malacañang. With a few days remaining as the 15th President of the Republic of the Philippines, Aquino claims that he was able to stay true to his goal of fighting corruption with his mantra of "Daang Matuwid" since his campaign during May 2010 elections. He said that he will be stepping down from the office with head held high and nothing to be ashamed of as he fought corruption all throughout his administration. Quoting from the interview, outgoing President said “The choice has always been, you embarked on the wrong road, you cannot divorced yourself from the wrong results. You were part of that. You continue on the right path, you continue to really feel very good about yourself that you did what you set out to do and you did right by your fellow man,”
He also claims that everything he has done had been for the interest of the Filipino and said;
Aquino will be passing down the position to President-Elect Rodrigo Duterte on June 30, 2016.