Aquino Slams Kabayan

To everyone’s surprise, President Benigno S. Aquino criticized former Vice President Noli “Kabayan” De Castro in front of ABS-CBN executives including chairman and CEO Gabby Lopez, some Cabinet officials, and ABS-CBN employees durng TV Patrol’s 25th Anniversary celebration party where he was invited as special guest.

I agree with what Aquino said regarding De Castro. I watch TV Patrol (better compared to the other channel’s news program) but always get turned off by the anchor’s sarcastic and off-tangent remarks. Sometimes he does not listen to the reporters since he asks questions where the answers have already been cited in the reports. I long for straight news program rather than the sensationalized tabloid-style reporting. The comments portion at the end of the show has no place in a news program.

However, Mr. President, stop throwing tantrums at your detractors. Just remain strong and prove to the citizens of this country that you can accomplish everything in your agenda. You already have accomplished a lot of things during the past 2 years so you don’t need to rant your critics and get unethical. You still have 4 more years, so just continue what you’re doing.

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Arroyo Bailed Out

Former President and now Congresswoman Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has left the Veterans Memorial Medical Center (VMMC) after she was allowed bail from her supposed to be weak electoral fraud case. She proceeded directly to her house in La Vista Quezon Cit accompanied by family and relatives.

Sixto Brillantes, COMELEC chairman, however assured the public that the Sandiganbayan has a Hold Departure Order against Arroyo for other crimes like Plunder so she would not be allowed to leave the country.

Arroyo went to an alternative healing center in Tagaytay the following day, plus other errands as if taking advantage of the available time given to her.

President Benigno S. Aquino III has already given orders to look into the discrepancies that may have happen, and how the case was considered weak by the Pasay RTC judge.

Damn, I hope heads would roll!

 

FYI, There’s No FOI

President Benigno Aquino III did not mention the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill in his annual report despite a campaign promise to support the measure.

Aquino was silent on the bill during his 90-minute Report Sa Boss on Monday, July 23, at the Batasan Pambansa.

The FOI bill seeks to give flesh to the Constitutional provisions recognizing Filipinos’ right to information on matters of public concern, and the state’s duty to disclose this information.

The measure has been languishing in Congress for more than a decade. After assuming office, Aquino has expressed misgivings about the FOI bill, saying it may be misused.

Quite a number of what was mentioned were merely promises that they would still need to fulfill before Aquino’s presidency ends. I was expecting more of concrete accomplishments that can be easily verifiable for us to check the veracity of his statements.

Wanna Become A Star?

The lovelife of President Noynoy Aquino or PNoy will always take centerstage as far as media publicity is concerned. The media will be eating up, and spreading all the news concerning the romantic life of the President.

PNoy, after all, should be the most sought after bachelor indeed having the highest position in the country. He is the only Philippine President in history who still remains single, thus lacking a first spouse.

Also, every girl who got linked to the 51-year-old son of former President Corazon Aquino, widow of slained former Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino, undoubtedly quickly attained maximum exposure celebrity status. Shalani Soledad, Liz Uy, and now, Grace Lee were glorified by the media for tickling the fancy of the President.

PNoy should see this as an advantage because the gals will be all over him.

If you want to become a star, better get PNoy’s attention!

Wangwang, Epal and Kurap

Politicians, who are supposed to be the public servants, mostly get the royal treatment.

President Noynoy Aquino is against the “three stooges” of dirty politics: the “utak wang-wang”, the “epal” and the “kurap” politicians.

He even had his “Kung walang corrupt, walang mahirap” as his winning campaign slogan.

Even when politicians are subpoenaed or issued warrant of arrests, these personalities end up on bail, under hospital or house arrest, are given police escorts and protection 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, plus a classy entourage to boot each time they’re allowed to visit a dying relative or attend a wake or a funeral.

All paid for by the government from the taxes of the people that they swindled and cheated.

Commoners usually either rot in jail, beaten up bad, or end up dead.