• Hypocrisy & hubris at its worst? Road to perfidy & infamy

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    FOR the past week, the speech of President Benigno S. Aquino 3rd in Malacañang has been the talk of the town. President Aquino has been excoriated in both mainstream and social media for his speech last Friday that criticized the Catholic Clergy in front of His Holiness, Pope Francis.

    President B. S. Aquino 3rd has been pilloried in the press for his lack of breeding or being BASTOS (rud e) and for not telling the truth about the many in the clergy who suddenly became silent with the abuses of the Arroyo administration. President Aquino has been called an “ÏDIOT” for what he did and does not deserve to be President of the Philippines, a country of 100 Million people.

    What made headlines in the national and international news was when he said “many members of the Church, once advocates for the poor, the marginalized, and the helpless, suddenly became silent in the face of the previous administration’s abuses.” The reference clearly was to former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo whose administration the puerile and pathetic president still continues to criticize until today.

    It is rather obvious that PNoy took a personal affront when he added: “In contrast to their previous silence, some members of the clergy now seem to think that the way to be true to the faith means finding something to criticize, even to the extent that one prelate admonished me to do something about my hair, as if it were a mortal sin.” For PNoy to even mention about his hair in his speech is truly immature coming from a child-president!

    Atty. Dodo Dulay wrote an insightful article his column last Wednesday, 21 January 2015 entitled “A crude and ill-mannered president.” Atty. Dulay observed that President B. S. Aquino 3rd “made no mention in his speech of the plight of our countrymen devastated by the typhoon and the earthquake that hit the Visayas, which was the main purpose of Pope Francis’ trip to the country – the first papal visit in 20 years.”

    I concur with my fellow columnist that “PNoy’s remarks were impolite and uncalled for” and he is “just being true to his rude and ill-mannered character.” Atty. Dodo Dulay articulated what was on the minds of millions of Filipinos and foreigners alike: “hasn’t he learned it’s bad etiquette to be discourteous to a guest you invited into your house?” I believe that it is much more than “bad etiquette” to do so to the Supreme Pontiff.

    Indeed, it is “public knowledge,” as Atty. Dulay calls it, the penchant or proclivity of President Aquino for insulting members of his audience to their faces. He cited several instances when PNoy shamelessly showed his apparent lack of breeding in spite of his claim to contrary.

    The silence of President B. S. Aquino 3rd

    Let us re-visit the statement of President Aquino on the “many members of the Church, once advocates for the poor, the marginalized, and the helpless, suddenly became silent in the face of the previous administration’s abuses.” Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda even tried to defend the diatribe of his boss arguing that “one spoke of fighting corruption, the other spoke of the silence of the church in the face of corruption.”

    Yet who has really been silent “in the face of corruption?” I recall what Atty. Dulay pointed out in his column that then Tarlac Representative Benigno S. Aquino 3rd was one of the congressmen who voted against playing the “Hello Garci” tapes in Congress in 2005.
    Likewise, PNoy has been silent on Liberal Party members and political allies who have been implicated in the PDAF scam!

    Until today, the Department of Justice (DoJ) has not filed the third batch of complaints with the Office of the Ombudsman that involve the administration allies of President B.S. Aquino 3rd. The filing of the complaints has been awaited since late April or early May 2014, as reported in the press, but it has not happened. This shows the sheer hypocrisy of the Aquino presidency.

    The first batch was filed in mid-September 2013 that included Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Ramon Revilla and Jinggoy Estrada, among others, and the three senators have been in jail since late last year. The second batch was filed in late November 2013 with two former congressmen implicated that included then Customs Commissioner Ruffy Biazon, who finally resigned after all!

    On the alleged $30 Million extortion attempt on the supply of coaches for MRT 3 exposed by the Ambassador of the Czech Repubic in July 2013, the DoJ has not released the findings of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on their probe on MRT General Manager Vitangcol. Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said they are still waiting for the approval of President Aquino. Mr. Vitangcol just resigned last year and is now scot-free.

    It is important to point out that former president Corazon C, Aquino and her son Congressman Benigno S. Aquino 3rd were quiet and not critical in the first five years (2001-2005) of the Arroyo administration. Why? Because the Cojuangco-Aquino family benefited from the same president that they would later condemn.

    They were beneficiaries of the interchange at Hacienda Luisita along Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) that cost several hundred million pesos built by the Bases Conversion Development Authority (BCDA). Hacienda Luisita, the 6,000-hectare ancestral property of the Cojuangcos, greatly benefited from the said interchange infrastructure. BCDA constructed the interchange/exit along SLEX even when it was not really needed.

    It is obvious that the interchange at Hacienda Luisita was an accommodation to the Cojuangcos. First, it is just a few kms before the end of the SCTEX in Tarlac, Tarlac. Second, you will notice that the BCDA did not put a road and exit booth from Hacienda Luisita going to the end of the SCTEX going North because there is simply no reason to!

    If you are in the vicinity of Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac, Tarlac, it is easier and faster for you to take the free MacArthur Highway (Manila North Road) going North. And if you want to go to Nueva Ecija like Cabanatuan or Cagayan Valley, just turn right to the Tarlac-Sta. Rosa Road where the SCTEX ends.

    However, what was worse was that the Cojuangco family even asked for compensation of the land affected by the interchange/exit that amounted to hundreds of millions of pesos. The worst, as revealed during the 2010 presidential campaign, was that the land sold by the Cojuangcos was appraised at a much higher price than its real value.

    It is amazing how a beneficiary of the Arroyo administration is now portraying how bad were the years of the previous administration when they were also quiet before.

    Going back to PNoy’s speech, it is not in our culture as Filipinos to be BASTOS (rude), especially to our guests. What PNoy did to Pope Francis was very much UN-FILIPINO! It is something that even imbeciles and idiots won’t do.

    It takes a person of extreme Hubris and Hypocrisy to do what President B.S. Aquino 3rd did. What PNoy did was shameful and an embarrassment to the Filipino people. He is a disgrace to the human race; he is a poor excuse for a human being.

    rbrpilipinas@gmail.com

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    21 Comments

    1. marami kasing bobotante nung 2010, why oh why did they have to vote for this creature? as the joke goes:

      Marcos: strongman
      Cory: Ignorance
      Ramos: Order and security
      Erap: masa charisma
      GMA: economy
      Pnoy: Nanay at Tatay, (Ngeeek!!)

    2. Maraming tao galit kapag-ang gobyerno ay sunod sunuran sa mga pari at kung ano ano ang batikos,ngayon meron pangulo na handang isigaw ang mali ng mga damaso ay siya pa ang masama!
      Saludo ako kay Aquino dahil may bayag siya na magsalita sa harapan ng pope na dinidios ng marami at nakalimutang tumingin sa itaas kung nasaan ang totoong magliligtas sa tao!
      Bulag na talaga ang narami!!
      Anong masama kung sabihin ng pangulo kung ano ang tunay niyang nararamdaman!kaysa sa maraming taong plastic kapag nasa harap ng pope akala mo totoong taga sunod!
      Mga taong mapagkunwari!! Akala mo mga dios kung humatol at sila lang ang tama!!

    3. Hacienda Luisita is NOT THEIR ANCESTRAL PROPERTY. From what I read it was a result of ancestral manipulation. Please check it out. I may be wrong

      • Ancestral property in the sense it started with P-Noy’s grandparents. But you are right. It is NOT really ancestral in the sense it has been with them for centuries. I recall reading that Hacienda Luisita was purchased by after WWII by Cory’s father through a GFI (DBP?) and some political infiuence. if I recall correctly, Hda hacienda was owned by the Spanish company, La Tabacalera. Will double check. Thanks Tony. Rick

    4. His actions speak for themselves…. Incompetence . Double talk, not folowing the rule of law which he swore to uphold(dap issue). Double standard i applying the laws of the state..(prosecuting enemies .. Protecting friends)non accountability of fund sina toon on calamitiy victims, enforcing unconscionable tax laws,,not acting on increasing unemoyment and alarming poverty…destroying institutions of our democracy by bribing gutless and shameless legislators to do his bidding .. What more is ther to say…..

    5. Why didn’t many people see what was so obvious about Cory and her retardate son even before they came into power? Because the yellows and the hidden powers behind it are so good at using emotion to manipulate public opinion and so many Filipinos are stupid enough to fall for this kind of nakedly two-faced moral and political evangelism. The use of reason and pure reason alone is what will set this country free from these yellow blackguards who are now in charge of the government.

      • Noynoy Aquino was elected President of PH on May 2010 because her mother Cory died on 01 August 2009. Pathetic.

    6. All I feel is gratitude that you chose to write and expose again this cojuangco aquino sins of the past. perhaps if more honest columnist write about it more often, then more filipinos too will start taking a second look at this character who had been an unending source of shame to all specially OFWs who have to endure the embarrassment of having this childish president!!!!

    7. Apparently, the entire yellow nation does not know how Arroyo made them richer or they just ignore what the Arroyo administration did to make the Cojuangco-Aquino richer. This PNoy and his family are typical users of people, when they can gain or gains something, they are very quite but if they are not happy or cannot get anything, they are as noisy as a normal yellow.

    8. Good thing you mentioned about Hacienda Luisita. if you remember, Cory Aquino was so quiet “against the abuses of the previous administration (i.e.,Gloria’s) only until they lost the Hacienda Luisita case. It was only when that happened that Cory started going out into the streets and even joining the Hyatt 10 in yet another call for people power. Good thing, nobody followed her. I wonder if like me, many saw her true color – that indeed – she is nothing but a user and an opportunist. Did she really have the welfare of the Filipino people in mind when she allowed her good friends and allies like the Binays, the Villafuertes, the Ampatuans to enrich themselves and entrench and perpetuate themselves and their clans in power?

      Kung ano talaga ang puno siya din ang bunga!

      • Their former parish priest in Times St. in Q.C. told me that he does not recall Cory showing her concern/care for the poor when he was assigned there.

    9. Add to that the on-going peace process in Mindanao while he continues to ignore the Sabah claim and why we entrust Malaysian Authorities to facilitate for that. That is why China is being bully to us because China knows that we have already legal documents to support our claim to Sabah but our present gov does not want to pursue it. Are we Filipinos cowards, stupids or just what?

      • I recall President B.S. Aquino III talking like as if he was the official spokesman of Malaysia!

    10. Indeed, Pnoy is just unfit for a president, who is until now concerned only for his image, KKK/Partymates and the GDP growth spawned by the OFW contributions but does not bother for the welfare of more than 50 million poor Filipinos. See what his DSWD secretary did? She hid all the poor street children from the eyes of the Pope entourage. The sudden fare increases on the supposed gov subsidized MRT. Insisted on giving pork barrels to congress thru lump sums in the new budget. Cannot resolve the problems of Comelec with PCOS machines. Continue protecting his men and partymates from PDAF scams while putting in jail all his party enemies. Rampant corruptions in all national and local levels. And still cannot eradicate red tapes in all gov transactions. Indeed, he is not a statesman but totally a hypocrite man.

    11. Penoy Simeon Makapili Da3rd is a glaring Idiotic Sychophant, Imbecile Son of a gun!

      Rude, uncouth, lacking in manners, unworthy of such president stature he is currently holding – by way of this notorious PCOS magic votes generating mechanism…Woe to this Poor, corruption-ridden Islas Los Ladrones y Makapilis

    12. All of the above are mere confirmations of the personality of the President of the Republic of the Philippines, Pres. B.S. Aquino, not to mention bigger other “sins” in ‘governance’. But, the big question is: What is being done? Perhaps, like the ‘distinguished’ gentlemen and women of Congress, many are still proud. I am not!

      If Estrada and Arroyo were imprisoned because of the alleged corruptions and plunder during their respective terms of office, I hope there is “consistency” in the country’s politics; succeeding former presidents will land in ‘jail’ (or, at least arrested) as they get out of office. By then, we can say, it’s really more “fun-ny” in the Philippines.

    13. Roldan Guerrero on

      Perfectly said Mr. RICK RAMOS! “DOMO ARIGATO GUZAIMAZU! You said it all completely but what wonders me is: WHAT HELL HAD CONVINCED THE FILIPINOS TO HAVE SUCH A PRESIDENT? and WHAT SORT OF PROLONGED TOLERANCE FOR THE FILIPINO PEOPLE TO LET A ” BASTOS” STAY SO LONG IN MALACANIANG? I salute you for your unequaled bravery of putting your grievances in to a writing like this one. I am at your side Mr. BRAVE COLUMNIST.

      • Maraming salamat. I am simply articulating the sentiments of myriad of Filipinos (and foreigners, too).

        Noynoy Aquino was elected President in may 2010 because his mother died on 01 August 2009. This is how the Filipino electorate choose theri President. The “:C-D-E” economic bracket comprises more than 90% of the Filipino voters. The SWS told me so!

    14. Typo error: On the last sentence of the 14th paragraph: it should read as “SCTEX”and NOT “SLEX.”