• The President who never thinks?

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    In its press statement on Friday, the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) lambasted PNoy’s reply to a reporter’s question if he will ever visit the wake of murder victim Jennifer Laude.

    The President flatly said, “I do not go to wakes of people whom I do not know.”

    The VACC claims Laude was a victim of a heinous crime in her country perpetrated by a foreign soldier protected by an agreement between the Philippines and the US.

    What the family of Laude and the rest of the people want to hear from the leader of this nation is the assurance that justice will be served to the victim.

    He did not need to go to the wake of Jennifer, an emissary would have sufficed, to show moral support and give a message that the Filipinos, who are supposed to be “his bosses,” are far more important than some low ranking American soldier.

    The President’s remarks may be deemed by some as his bias toward the American serviceman rather than his countryman.

    PNoy might have forgotten that his position, being the President of this country, is like being the father of a family or the head of a household.

    This is not the first time PNoy was criticized over his remarks which, it seems were not given careful thought, or where they?

    Over in Brussels, Belgium, during his visit last month, the President was quoted as saying, “for instance, in the media killings, some who used to work in the media died. Did they die because they were investigative journalists? Where they exercising their profession in a responsible manner, living up to journalistic ethics? Or did they perish because of other reasons?”

    Clearly the President did not know what he was talking about and sounded just like a parrot in front of his foreign audience.

    Whether these journalist perished because of their work or of anything else, killing them is absolutely wrong, Mr. President!

    These journalists are Filipinos too and deserve protection from the state just like any other citizen of this country.

    The militants and peasants describe Aquino in their rallies as a blabbermouth and an inutile leader since day one.

    In Tagalog, “taklesa na tamad pa”!!!

    etulfo2011@yahoo.com

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    1. Saan ko ba nabasa yung sinabi Pinoy Abnoy na handa syang magpakulong. alam niya kasi hindi pwedeng ikulong sa Munti, sa Camp Crame or sa ibang kulungan. alam nya pag kinulong sya tyak sa Mandaluyong kung saan naroon yung mga kagaya nya na kulang kulang pwede nyang ipagpatuloy doon yon pag ka presidente na walang hahadlang.

    2. I just don’t get it.A filipino gets caught in china for being a drug mule,the next thing you hear and see,is vice president Binay going to Beijing to beg for their release. Now a filipina is being murdered and the president is expected to attend his/her wake keeping service. If that’s the case,the president must be compel to attend to all issues both family and national problems because,he is the father of the nation. What I am expecting is that the accused be brought to just.If found guilty,should be sent to jail here in the Philippines even if hes an American soldier or not. Please,lets grow up and wake up to more pressing issues facing an average pinoy.

      Madam santiago is moving a resolution to terminate VFA,just because an American soldier killed a pinoy citizen then all of a sudden,it brings about constitutional debate and changes..what an absurdity!. Because of this killing,she wants to undermine the long term benefits of this pacts between two great nations. In the states where there are several killings and homicide cases almost on a regular basis,maybe Obama should be attending there funerals too. Pinoys are too emotional to a fault..Pinoys should face more pressing and important issues affection the poor masses and stop this sympathetic idea of winning elections.

    3. >>> People of the Philippines !!!! Wait a minute ! The above news or column article(whatever) of Mr. Erwin Tulfo is about THIS PRESIDENT NGUYNGOY BS COJUANGCO-AQUINO 3R CHARACTER AND QUALITY AS PRESIDENT AS IN PRESIDENT TRUE MEANING BASED ON ANY AVAILABLE DICTIONARIES AND CONSTITUTION OF ANY DEMOCRATIC SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT(s).

      Lets not mixed up the subject or topic so not to have mess is discussions. OTHERWISE (no offense) YOU ‘RE THE SAME LIKE YOUR PRESIDENT IS A MESS.

    4. yan ang hirap sa mga pinoy – hindi malaman kung anong priority sa buhay. gaya na lang yang nangyari na yan sa namatay na si laude.. daming pumapapel para isulong ang kanilang pan sarling agenda. bakit pala hindi pinag uusapan kung bakit yang si laude ay nasa motel kasama ng kano na yan? kung may fiance na pala yan at ikakasal na anong gingawa niya at sumasama pa sa iba at kung i portray pa eh parang ang linis linis niya? bakit yung ibang namamatay na pinoy na pinatay ng ibang lahi hindi nakakakuha ng ganitong mileage sa media? masyadong sine sensationalize iton. dahil sundalong kano ang involve eh ganito na lang kung pag usapan. im sure si uncle sam nag iisip kung ano bang pinasok niya at nakipag alyansa pa siya kay pinoy. pwede naman na lang don na lang siya sa japan at south korea.itong mga tao na kunwari nagmamalasakit kay laude bakit hindi nila ipakita ang ganyan interest sa ibang biktima ng krimen na sangkot ay ibang dayuhan? noong yolanda nasaan itong mga tao na ito na akala mo napakamahal nila ang mga pinoy? may naitulong ba ang mga taong ito? si atty roque anong ginawa nito noong panahon ni yolanda? may ginawa ba ito? heto ang mga kano tumulong at sumagip sa maraming buhay tumulong sa mga unang araw ng yolanda para i save ang inutil na gobyerno ni aquino at roxas ang dali makalimot ng mga pinoy. nakikita kung paano talaga nito pahalagaan kung ano talaga pakikipag kaibigan. im sure i we welcome nitong mga hindoropot ng mga nagmamalasakit daw sa pinoy kung sakupin ng china ang pinas? ano ang ginagawa ninyo na makabayan daw para tulungan ang gobyerno na i depensa ang mga teritoryo ng pinas na unti unting sinasakop ng mga singkit na yan? kaya walang pag angat ang pinas dahil sa ganiyang pag iisip ng mga tao.puro papel lang ang ginagawa – isa pa itong senatong na si santiago hay sabi nga ng namayapa kong nanay pare pareho lang yan sa tuhugan ni hudas. hayyyyy kawawang mga pinoy

      • I get your point sir. Pero ang issue po kasi dito ay ang VFA at ang EDCA na nagsasabing ang mga Amerikano ang may huling desisyon kung saang hurisdiksyon mapupunta ang nagkasalang sundalong amerikano. Ang ibig pong sabihin neto ay maaari silang makagawa ng krimen sa ating bansa ngunit hindi natin sila mahahabol para makahanap ng hustisya. Hindi po ito tungkol sa moralidad ng na-biktima kundi sa seguridad ng mga Pilipino laban sa mga nagkakasalang banyaga. Sa ating bansa naganap ang krimen kaya nararapat lamang na batas natin ang humusga at magparusa sa nagkasala.

      • Tama ka diyan kabayan marami sa ating Pilipino na walang tamang pagiisip o pansarili lamang ang iniisip. Sa tingin niyo ba eh sino ang posibleng nasa tamang pagiisip na dapat maging presidente? Si Binay o si Mar Roxas, para sa akin me bahid na ng dumi si Binay na hanggang ngayon takot magpaliwanag kung bakit ganoon na lamang ang mga batikos ang pinupukol sa kanya, political demolition daw ng kalaban? Kayo ba eh nagiisip pag sinasabi niya ito? Bakit ang bilis niyang pumunta sa burol ni Jennifer Laude? Kasi gusto niyang pumpapel at gusto niyang makuha ang simpatiya ng mga tao, ng mga taong hindi nagiisip, ng mga taong madaling mabola, masakit pero ito ang totoo, marami sa ating mga kababayan eh wala sa tamang pagiisip kaya hindi tayo umaasenso, mabola o mabigyan ng isang libo eh isasanla ang kinabukasan ng mga anak pati na mga apo. Dapat matuto tayo at pati na ang mga nasa media kelan ba kayo tutulong para matulungan ang mga kababayan natin na wala sa tamang pagiisip? Dapat pati kayo magising sa katotahanan otherwise kung saan ang grasya doon kayo bahala na ang ibang karamihan na naghihirap dahil sa ganitong kalungkot lungkot na situasyon ng ating bansa. Ngayon kung walang ibang choice na malinis ang pagkatao lalo na kung corruption ang pinaguusapan, dapat piliin natin ang ang lesser evil ang pagakatao then we continue to be vigilant, dapat lahat ay magparticipate para maexpose ang mga corrupt or undesirable public officials. Mga kababayan sana ngayon na at bago magelection eh magising na kayo sa katotohan, hindi tayo dapat magaaway na pumpanig sa alinmang pulitiko sa ngayon dapat ang kapakanan ng karamihan ang mauuna, ang karapatan ng bawat Pilipino ang kinabukasan ng bansa, ang kinabukasan ng ating mga anak at apo o magiging apo at para sa susunod na generasyon. Imulat niyo ang inyong mga mata at buksan ang tamang kaisipan para sa kaunlaran. Dapat ang motto ng bawat Pilipino ay ito “NO TO CORRUPT GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS”. Wala silang karapatang maglinkod sa bayan.

    5. Aquino and Coloma are claiming growth in the economy, yet hunger and poverty are pervasive all over the country. While Grace Poe took cognizance of this nationwide problems, she failed to offer solutions and assail Aquino for lack of action on this issue, Poe also ignore the corruption issue against Binay and she did not take a stand as a safe position as Binay might win. Poe should be critical of everybody who is doing disservice to the nation, if she wish to act as a proactive leader. Poe is thinking of political repercussion if she takes side which is not a sign of true leadership. Poe must show her principles in every issue.
      Aquino’s administration has devastated the country and had made more problems worst. The so called reforms are nowhere to be found and felt. There is no reform at all. In fact the problems bees setting the country continue as shown by following:

      Prices of basic goods are steadily rising;
      electric costs and shortages increasing;
      the housing problem for squatters are not moving as desired;
      criminalities in all levels, types and degree are soaring high (bad police officials);
      schoolhouses are not enough to accommodate poor students;
      rice importations corruptions are unabated as local farmers are not protected;
      unemployment continue to rise since no increase in foreign Investment seen;
      Filipinos leaving the country for overseas employment flows steadily high;
      prosecution of politicians for plunder, graft or malversation under “tuwid na daan” only include the oppositions but never the allies and member of Aquino’s cabinet;
      foreign dollar and reliefs in kind from abroad have never reach Yolanda victims up to now, especially the rehabilitation of Tacloban and nearby towns and provinces;
      transportation crisis (LRT, MRT, buses, airport terminals) , port congestion on imports and metro traffic are so horrendous and destructive to economy that equates to billions lost daily in businesses and revenues;
      In four years of…

    6. What can you expect from an “accidental President”. As the populace affirms, Benigno Aquno 3rd became President only out of sympathy votes from the timely death of his mother. Pnoy did not and can not prepare himself to handle the job of a presidency since he has no mental capacity and acumen to wrestle the awesome responsibilities of the Presidency. Pnoy is such bad and lazy manager that he can not on his own laid down government priorities that require immediate attention and solution, even though it is his underlings cabinet members who do the thinking for him. His brain is so convuluted that his ideas of things and solution to problems are dictated by his stubborn character and his personal judgement on certain sensitive issues are out of place and off tangent. His personal comments becomes official sensitive comments even though they are out of context and out of protocol that badly reflects the Filipinos choice of this kind of leader…… Just because of his parents name recognition, Cory Aquino . Pnoy has even the physical built of a weakling mind judging from the way his walks looks wobbly and ducklish! Pnoy 4 years of presidency have showed no improvement on the standard of living of poor Filipinos, who still wallows in hunger and extreme poverty. Pnoy care less of the 60% of the poor and only recognizes the IMF upgraded rating of Philippine economy’s growth which makes him think was caused by his DAP funds spending. Pnoy is so callous of the plight of the poor people but audaciously proclaim his unseen reforms and alleged achievements of his govt. However he ignores to solve the recurring problems of his administration! Please read my other comments on problem besetting Pnoy’s administration .

      • Hi tukayo. You hit it right. Whatever we say doesn’t matter to him. This accidental president was born in a silver platter. He did not grow up in a very poor condition like our other countrymen. He never a squatters’ area, ever. The very reason for his unmindful attitude towards poverty. Kaya I wonder kung pano nya mareresolba ang napakataas na poverty rate. Pero ayun siya at mga biik nya. Nagpapasasa sa pera ng taumbayan. At sa illegal na paraan pa. Haizzzzz. Quo vadis pinoys.

    7. You are correct man. I just can’t understand why the president
      needs to be obligated to visit a wake or send an emissary to a
      wake, and if he does it, then he owe it to everybody
      who meets a similar death and not only to Jennifer.

    8. he was not “manipulated” ( through the PCOS) into his present position to think. he’s there to serve as the tool to make money for his powerful friends and family.

    9. Voice from the wilderness on

      What this columnist wrote insofar as this present sitting inept president in malacanang is concerned is not something new and a news for that matter. From day one of his presidency, one can already gleam his insensitivity and booboo thinking like what happened in the Luneta hostage fiasco in which in front of television news camera both local and international, he was seen with a dog wide eyed like smirking smile while viewing the bullet riddled Bus where the carnage happened as a result of the stupidity and ineptness of the police together with its leadership. And even if the result of failure is obvious, this inept president refused to personally apologized to the victims unlike in other countries whose leaders willingly and sincerely acknowledge failure and issue an apology. That is what good leaders are made of unlike this present president of the country whose only road to fame is bearing the name of dead parents whose fame was also built on myth woven by fanatic yellow supporters….

    10. It is pointless to expect a sick psychotic mind to think normally. He is beyond normalcy. Observe his behavior from day one of his illegitimate presidency. Has he ever done anything rational? Recall his utterances. To typhoon victims needing help he says “buhay pa naman kayo, di ba”. To the homeless from the Visayas, who went to Malacanang personally to ask for help, he refused to see them but said, “if you can travel from the Visayas to here, then you have money to build your homes.”

      Asked at a TV interview under what circumstance he would favor the imposition of the death penalty, he replied “If the man is a recidivist. Meaning, if he keeps on stealing his neighbor’s cow.” Imagine a death penalty for stealing a neighbor’s cow. And then of late, he said he is willing to go to jail after his term; but added “this will not happen if we have a fair judicial system”. Meaning, he is always right and the judicial system is wrong.

      In Japan, he told the prime minister that they (the Japanese) better change their Constitution to remove their no war policy so that they can help the Phils. in its war with China. Imagine! Isn’t that the height of hubris that he wants other countries to change their rules so they can defend the Philippines, when he cannot even stand on guard to defend it!

      Need we repeat his utterances so revealing of his psychotic disorder? I am surprized that he is even allowed to go to other countries and shamelessly embarrass us all. A man who takes as a regular fare, such drugs as Tofranil, Seroquel and Abilify is clearly not safe to be out of a mental asylum.

    11. Joke po ba yan. No work can be done by the executive if all deaths in this country will be visited by the President or his representives. MAG SHUT DOWN PO ANG BANSA NATIN

      • he didn’t have to open his mouth….you know it won’t be something worthwhile…he is at best insincere and dishonest, pretentious and self-righteous ..

    12. Mischievous PNoy’s skull is empty therefore he has no brain. We are being used by PNoy and PNoy is being used by certain rich personalities, his KKK’s and the LP.

    13. pnoy’s mouth speaks faster than his brain can think. that’s why. what an arrogant fool for a president!!!!

    14. P. Akialamiro@yahoo.com on

      Add, this sitting presidents statement on going to jail because of his acts that “he will go to jail only if there is an unjust hearing”; his other prounouncements like the “buhay ka pa naman, di ba?”; and, you have one described as a “hoity-toity” ‘alila’ ng bayan (kayo ang boss ko, kuno) at the same time ‘ama ng bayan’, etc., stc. If you’re not yet confused, wake up because you must be an adherent of a “yellow ribbon” personality cult,