Coloma defends Aquino being at PSG party

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MANILA, Philippines–Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr defended President Aquino’s presence at the Presidential Security
Group’s Christmas party on Sunday night, as northern Mindanao was struggling in the aftermath of tropical storm “Sendong.”

“Yes, it’s true the President was there, but let us place it in the proper context. It was a celebration by the PSG, by soldiers whose role is to protect the life of the President 365 days a year…It was to give them a bit of morale and welfare,” Coloma pointed out, in Filipino.

Coloma made the statement at the Kapihan sa Diamond Hotel media forum on Monday morning.

“It was a simple Christmas celebration of soldiers. It was not the President who was celebrating, it was just his expression of solidarity and
thanks,” Coloma said.

Coloma appealed to the public, particularly the outraged online social networks, to give the President a break. “It was maybe just two hours or an hour of his time. He only listened to two or three songs performed by Valerie [Concepcion]. Baka pwede naman pagbigyan ang pangulo (I hope we can give the President a break),” Coloma said.

On the party’s propriety, Coloma said that the activity had been scheduled way before “Sendong” came into the picture. “They didn’t know there would be a disaster on the same weekend,” he said.

The online furor started with actress Valerie Concepcion tweeting on Sunday night: “Done w/ work…Tnx for having me..:) It was nice to see Pres. P-Noy laughing at my jokes & enjoying my performance…#Malacanang #PSGNight,” thereby confirming Mr Aquino’s whereabouts in the midst of rescue and relief operations for “Sendong” victims.

Tweets and statuses accused the President of “partying” while hundreds have died from a natural disaster.

But Coloma pointed out that even within the online social networks, there are those who have come to Mr Aquino’s and the PSG party’s defense.

“A lot of our countrymen have also said we can let the activity pass…The PSG has a right to observe Christmas. It’s an exaggeration to insinuate malice in the party. It was for the welfare of the soldiers,” Coloma said, in Filipino.

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  • khaled mariscal

    Pnoy, like any national leader, deserves to enjoy some personal preferences. Being a leader does not mean having one’s personal life pushed around. After all, he is like the rest of Filipinos, with friends to celebrate events, with extended families to share lighter moments. 

    • the_waray

      habang may 600+ na namatay? he is not an ordinary citizen now. Pwede ba? mag karoon naman sya ng compassion. Mahirap ba iyon?

    • mmm choco

      well until you experience being flooded and lost some loved one’s  and sure you will say something else.. ass…you hole

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DRXM5DJDBWNZ6FEPZDIJYIATNA Billy Mosende

    2 hours with PSG…am sure Pnoy will be spending a lot more time than that for our distressed countrymen in Mindanao when he visits the place in a few days

    • modeson58

      yes, pagkatapos ng maraming batikos!!! hehehe

  • AngGULO

    sabi nung isang spokesperson 30mins lang c Pnoy, ngaun 1 to 2hours na?!hahaha
    hindi sila tally..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RDR4XDMXFU2OSEJC4ZIAXIPFZQ free view

    Party ok lang pero sna kinabukasan pumunta agad siya sa CDO at Iligan

  • jaygibi

    to the rescue ulet ang mga midget minded yellow brigade!! ganyan din nung luneta hostage drama n naglalaro ng PSP..
    PPP ang ipnagmamalaking programa ni abnoy.
    PPP means Psp, Party at Party… 

    • kris makati

      pwede ding ibig sabihin ng PPP  presidenteng panot at pangit.

    • kris makati

      PPP pwede ring Presidenteng Panot at Pangit.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5G2FQL3FLAA5OUVV3GFMZKDACI Guest Ako

    dapat kc parating nasa opisina nya si penoy para kung may emergency na mangyari di sya masisisi na pa-party party lang..hehehe

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZWTTKJTI57YO7TZBJC66GA2OLU dennis

    I don´t know but i have now a mix feelings,reaction…and even starting to loose my patience…I want to cry and shout out loud because i feel that in every moment i feel happy,there is someone far away that bothers my conscience who feel deepest sorrow coz they have nothing to eat…don´t know their destiny coz they lost love ones….God help Philippines.

    Kung nandoon lang ako sa party na yun,i will request Valerie to sing “Dear Mr President” sing by an International Pop Singer “Pink”…It´s a beautiful song and a good backround song for documentary film like victims of Typhoon Sendong.

  • D L

    The partying during disaster should be sufficient ground for PNoy impeachment or removal through people power for not doing his job. It is not the first time when he is misteriously absent, it is only by chance the public learned what he may be doing (partying / computer games / porsche / playing with iphone).

    • Wackawackawacka

      I agree he showed insensitivity.  I also blame his advisors who should be planning his time.  Though stop throwing around people power like it should solve all problems.  That isn’t democracy and a typical answer to any of the country’s issues. 
      Ahem, people power for not doing his job is called a coup.

  • the_waray

    bat ito sabi ni Ricky: MANILA, Philippines—President Aquino dropped in on the Christmas party
    of the Presidential Security Group Sunday night but stayed only a few
    minutes, Communications Secretary Ricky Carandang said Monday.

  • AngGULO

    SABI ni CARANDANG:
    Few Minutes lang ang Presidente.
    SABI ni VALTE: 
    President dropped by for 30 minutes to be with those who saved his life.
    SABI nman ni COLOMA:  “It was maybe just two hours or an hour of his time. He only listened to two or three songs performed by Valerie [Concepcion].

    mag-usap nga kayo para kapag pagtatakpan nyo si Pnoy hndi lalo nabubulilyaso!LOL

  • Falayfay

    di naman nakakapagtaka na ganyan si Penoy. natural na ugali nya yan. parang natural calamity din. malupet ang dating

  • Enrique Valdecampos

    AnGULO wrote: “sabi nung isang spokesperson 30mins lang c Pnoy, ngaun 1 to 2hours na?!hahaha hindi sila tally..”

    This is what we’ve come to expect from this administration. Talagang hindi nagkakatugma ang mga presidential spokespersons. Like what Joker Arroyo said before, student council ang mga kinuha ni Balot. Ang daming kapalpakan na sobra, umpisa sa “Pilipinas Kay Ganda” fiasco. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYX4ZTAV4BUGW2RIMT45CPYBGA Pio Gante

    party boy extraordinaire…… 

    yet shooting blanks

  • redknight357

    The president is “expected” to work 24/7. It does not matter if he is “not really” working. What is important is, he “appears” to be working to the bone. But partying while his constituents are dying is something people will not understand. Please don’t give us that BS that it was a simple party. The party was attended by a popular actress, Valerie Concepcion (with professional fee); there was nothing simple to that, sir. Mr. secretary, don’t you ever dare underestimate our intelligence, again. You just insulted us.

  • pintados01

    His minions are just spinning it for the press.  Let BS Aquino speaks to the media instead of his spokespersons.  How come he does it if it’s about GMA and Corona but not with this.  Excuses excuses…We have a disaster for the nth time yet he is still wants to review…binay already visited the place yet BS is still holed up in his kingdom…set your priorities straight BS Aquino.  The people deserves a quicker response then GMA and Corona combined.

  • Melmina

    Ayan ang dami kasi like maging tagapag salita, sablay tuloy…ilang grupo kasi kayo sa iisang palasyo. Sabi nga eh, relationship status: it’s complicated

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    PUTANG INA MO COLOMA WALANG KWENTA PALIWANAG MO GAGU HAYOP

    HINDI BA PWEDE SABIHIN NI PENOY

    “BOYS, ME TRAHEDYA SA MINDANAO, PASENSYA NA DUON MUNA AKO PUPUNTA”

    TANGINA NINYO

  • Aryong

    As a president PNoy should set an example and should show some sensitivity on the sufferings of our affected countrymen from the south. And besides Our PSG will not mind (I guess) if PNoy will not attend the party and as he needs to focus on more important matters. Hindi naman sila siguro bata na magtatampo kung hindi makakapunta si PNoy. And worst case scenario maari naman siyang mag padala ng representative (ie. Sec. Carandang, Coloma or exec sec Ochoa) like he did in the ASEAN summit para matutukan niya first hand ang development ng TRO ni GMA.

    Just my two cents idea.

  • kogiks

    What’s the big deal about attending this party? The President can’t be expected to do the rescue and relief work in the flood stricken areas himself can he? Come on guys. Let’s have more substantive criticisms here. This criticism in fact doesn’t deserve a reply.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

      ARE YOU STUPID???

      HINDI BA COMMANDER IN CHIEF ANG PRESIDENTE????? 

      KUNG MERON 600+ NA PATAY SA MINDANAO – HE SHOULD DROP EVERYTHING HE IS DOING AND MANAGE THE SITUATION…

      YOU GET IT YET DUMB AS SS?

    • Enrique Valdecampos

      The criticism here is Balot’s extreme lack of delicadeza. He’s demonstrated this numerous times in the past, and he continues to do so now.
       Exhibit A – Porsche. Why buy such an expensive car (even if it’s second hand and bought allegedly with his own money)? Most of his “bosses” are living way below the poverty line. 

      Exhibit B – Corona frontal stabbing. Lack of statesmanship, diplomacy and DELICADEZA. 

      Exhibit C – Partying during disaster. No need to say much more.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    TANGINA NINYO

    HUMANITARIAN DISASTER…….SOBRA MAUUNAWAAN NG MGA SOLDIERS YAN KUNG HINDI KA UMATEND….

    TARANTADO KANG PRESIDENTE KA

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PBOZBBLRVEOTWHXEXOAXJR3Q3Y Dana

    I am struggling to comprehend what kind of mentality some Filipinos have. They make a big deal with him in the PSG party where he could spend maybe about three hours with them.  How narrow minded. I still remember when some made a big deal with that second hand Porche he purchased with his salary.  Our President is not married. His outlet is target shooting and nice cars. That’s no big deal, Filipinos!   What do they want him to do-  pick up a shovel, roll his sleeves and fly to Mindanao and dig up dead bodies in front of TV newscrews?  There are relief personel there already. Army troops were there with other civic groups. What kind of mentality does some of us have?  When you are host of “Eat Bulaga” they will vote you for Senator. When You are Lito Lapid, they will vote you for senator,  When you are “Ang Panday”, you will be voted for senator. If you are “Pepeng Agimat”, you will be voted for senator. What’s wrong with you people?  Are you guys elliterate?  I am not surprised if Sen.  Bong Revilla with only a grade school diploma will be voted for President. After all,  he is a movie star.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

      here is another stupid filipino. the president is the chief executive

      if he goes to a disaster site, he can make executive decisions fast, quick, immediate….. 
      he can maximize the machinery of government to help
      pwede siya mag mando duon, he is the highest officer, walang debate????

      Have you been to a disaster site? TARANTADO KA? NAG KAKAGULO SA GANUN….. IF YOU HAVE THE LEADER OF THE COUNTRY THERE ORDER WILL COME

      STUPID

    • missaya

      @Dana, shut up, you are as clueless as your idol … there is local in-fighting here and only the president can call the best shot. eventhough that PNOY does not know that, he could make a difference … DO YOU KNOW THAT ??? come here so you can feel the suffering …. the best you can do is SHUT UP

    • JKG_HSA_VOSA

      PNoy should have been there. Right now who’s in charge of the ground situation? You have the LGUs, DSWD, the Military, PHL Red Cross and the media networks coordinating and acting by themselves. The US was sending help but Malacanan wanted the NDRRCC to decide whether to accept aid or not. At first it was rejected, then this afternoon I heard that the group decided to accept it. I do not know their reason for denying US assistance, then accept it later on. Maybe since PNoy was not yet up, hence they do not want to decide for the president and just waited for him to wake up and decide on what to do with the aid. But it remains to be asked, why was Malacanan deferring to the NDRRCC?

      I understand your point however his people needs to see him at the forefront of the rescue effort. This is not just an everyday matter that you can delegate to your people. There are situations that the hand of the leader must be felt. In all the chaos that could be happening there, it would greatly calm the situation if you have PNoy there making the tough decision and bearing the responsibility for making such call. And being there, seeing with your own set of eyes, will give you a better understanding and appreciation of the situation. With that first hand experience, PNoy will make more sound decisions. The reports he may get from his people would only be figures and sanitized statements, true he will be deciding with objectivity but this situation does not call for objectivity, but compassion and sensibility. PNoy would need to see the victims faces and plight first hand to have full appreciation of their current condition.

      And I think “illiterate” begins with an “i”, not an “e”  

    • mmm choco

      your an insensitive fool..

    • mekeni62

      Psssttt!!….illiterate hindi elliterate!!

    • modeson58

      At ano naman ang maipagmamalaki ni Pnoy that he was voted into the presidency?! Anong outstanding records nya when he was voted as congressman, senator and now president? What’s the big deal?  He’s insensitivity to the calamity that befell mindanao and negros oriental – that’s the big deal!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E3CE56OQVPC4RPYD2NR4VD3SUE Bert

    As already proven in previous disasters, this president is EXTREMELY INSENSITIVE. He has no sense of priority either. No wonder why Hong Kong people call him DOG……

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYX4ZTAV4BUGW2RIMT45CPYBGA Pio Gante

    so is the cutting off of funds for disaster preparedness from the Calamity Funds of NDRRMC which is against the provisions of sec. 19 RA 10121

  • AngGULO

    Kapag kay GLORIA mabilis pa sa ALAS QUATRO pati sa ASEAN SUMMIT nagpapahuli..NGAUN nman..kapag baha, hostage taking, ano na?pede ba unahin SILA kesa party o pag-PSP mo??
    SABI ni CARANDANG:Few Minutes lang ang Presidente.SABI ni VALTE: President dropped by for 30 minutes to be with those who saved his life.SABI nman ni COLOMA:  “It was maybe just two hours or an hour of his time. He only listened to two or three songs performed by Valerie [Concepcion].
    mag-usap nga kayo para kapag pagtatakpan nyo si Pnoy hndi lalo nabubulilyaso!LOL

  • c_g_94

    wala namang issue, si valerie kasi tinweet pa nagmukha tuloy kalandian….lesson n lang s mga presidente at lahat ng politiko…ang public service ay public service, pinasok nyo yan, gampanan nyo yan, no excuses…walang landian, lokohan, nakawan, etc…etc..

  • AngGULO

    Kapag kay GLORIA mabilis pa sa ALAS QUATRO pati sa ASEAN SUMMIT ipinagpaliban..
    NGAUN nman..kapag baha, hostage taking, ano na?pede ba unahin SILA kesa party o pag-PSP mo??baka nman pede ipagpaliban mo yang PARTY na yan?mas mahalaga pa ba un sa buhay???
    SABI ni CARANDANG:Few Minutes lang ang Presidente
    SABI ni VALTE: President dropped by for 30 minutes to be with those who saved his life.
    SABI nman ni COLOMA:  “It was maybe just two hours or an hour of his time. He only listened to two or three songs performed by Valerie [Concepcion].
    mag-usap nga kayo para kapag pagtatakpan nyo si Pnoy hndi lalo nabubulilyaso!LOL

  • mekeni62

    Hayan kasi kani-kaniyang pagtatakip ang mga alipores kaya di magkatugma-tugma lalo
    tuloy nabibisto ang mga kasinungalingan.O eh ano nga kasi kung nag-party?karapatan niya
    iyan.Tao rin naman iyan may pangangailangan.Kailangan makisalamuha paminsan-minsan.
    Kaya lang may hang-over kaya hindi makapunta kaagad sa CDO.Bukas daw Tuesday puwede na pupunta na siya.Malinaw-linaw na ang pag-iisip.

  • AngGULO

    Kapag kay GLORIA mabilis pa sa ALAS QUATRO pati sa ASEAN SUMMIT ipinagpaliban..
    NGAUN nman..kapag baha, hostage taking, ano na?pede ba unahin SILA kesa party o pag-PSP mo??baka nman pede ipagpaliban mo yang PARTY na yan?mas mahalaga pa ba un sa buhay???

    SABI ni CARANDANG:Few Minutes lang ang Presidente
    SABI ni VALTE: President dropped by for 30 minutes to be with those who saved his life.
    SABI nman ni COLOMA:  “It was maybe just two hours or an hour of his time. He only listened to two or three songs performed by Valerie [Concepcion].

    mag-usap nga kayo para kapag pagtatakpan nyo si Pnoy hndi lalo nabubulilyaso!LOL

  • df060780

    hehe… kailan ba naman naging hands-on president si PNoy… malamang naka delegate yang trabaho na yon sa cabinet secretaries nya ka may excuse sya…He has never shown sensitivity to common tao kaya nga nakakapagtaka that people still looks up to him when has proven so many time na wala syang pakialam sa common tao… Sana naman magising na yong mga tao na ito na hacendero mentality pa din si PNoy.  Kung kailan nya gustong mag relax, kung kailan nya gustong mag party, kailan nya gustong mag trabaho, maghintay kayo….

    • backstroke

      Bro, his policy has always been ” HANDS OFF” in matters of this magnitude. His insensitivity is consistent. This ” IWAS PUSOY MENTALITY ” is fast catching up with his  popularity. His rationale is, in doing NOTHING he can do no wrong, and this is incompetence clearly manifested!

  • MrJoseRizal

    Even when Pnoy is having sex in bed, if may calamity na ganon, he should stop immediately and fly to calamity devastated area to direct the relief operation. Yan ang trait ng real, able and caring leader!

    • i_am_filipino

      That was funny, even when the dog barks, one must stop playing “MARIANG PALAD” for single like Pnoy, and check outside.. Joke..

  • angimonanay

    Dinky Soliman is doing the job for him. We are affected yet we do not expect  the president to be here in  this mess.

    • doodzie

      ungoy .. angi… sa ordinaryong tao ok lang na mag party .. pero isang presidente na me kalamidad na nangayari.. pwede ka nman mag excuse sa party at d muna suipot at maiintindihan naman yan ng psg .. at me limang taon pa para magsamasama silas pag paparty sa malacnanyng.. ang unang tao sana nagpapakita ng simpatya ang presidente ng bansa

    • backstroke

      Penoy, for all his moral ascendancy and determination to eliminate corruption  he must do his job regarding Sec. Dinky Soliman who was allegedly involved in this PEACE BOND deal that did a killing, making 1.4 billion in the process. Time to clean your house Mr. President! Her handling of the dole outs for the destitute which amounts to billions woud be suspect!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3UZOAQ6YXZ7LV4AEKHDH6HDDCA Jeamergs

    buti na lang hindi Gloria ang pangalan ng tropical storm.

  • kris makati

    wait ninyo, pag lumabas ang sws at pulse asia survey tataas pa lalo yung approval rating ni panot hahaha wala kaululan na talaga ang gawain ng administrasyong abnoy.

  • redknight357

    PNoy really has a lot of spin doctors. That is why he has three communication groups. 

  • MrJoseRizal

    Hoy mga Studen Council Cabinet, pag magsisinungaling kayo mag coordinate naman kayo properly. Nagmumukha kayong extremely stupid and incompetent. Even incompetent to lie, malaki ang diff ng minutes sa hours. Are you smarter than a 2 grader?

    President Aquino dropped in on the Christmas party of the Presidential Security Group Sunday night but stayed only a few minutes, Communications Secretary Ricky Carandang said Monday

    Coloma appealed to the public, particularly the outraged online social networks, to give the President a break. “It was maybe just two hours or an hour of his time.

  • i_am_filipino

    And God said, many will destroy for lack of knowledge because they neglect knowledge….

  • doodzie

    naku .. asahan nyo baka after christmas pa sya pumunta sa cdo … pag ok na lahat .. saka sya mag kakaway-kaway dun .. at inde baba sa sasakyan dahil baka maputikan

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3UZOAQ6YXZ7LV4AEKHDH6HDDCA Jeamergs

    takot siya makakita ng maraming patay baka daw magsusuka  kaya hinintay muna makuha ang mga bangkay.

  • Guest

    sino iyong roman emperor na tumutugtog ng violin habang nasusunog ang roma? NERO?? hø,høø.høøøøøøøø.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JRDGRB4E3WHQDAZCI7O4ZSL3D4 Abnoy

    Penoy can’t miss the party.. “P-Noy laughing at my jokes & enjoying my performance…”
    MANYAKIS KA TALAGA…..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JRDGRB4E3WHQDAZCI7O4ZSL3D4 Abnoy

    MR COLOMA HUWAG MO GAMITIN ANG MGA SUNDALO PARA IPAGTANGGOL SI ABNOY… KASI KAHIT SILA HINDI MASAYA NA KASAMA ANG PRESIDENTE MONG BULOK NA WALANG ALAM GAWIN KUNDI MAGPSP…SIPSIP

  • abbaj

    wala delayed na naman si president panot. inuna pa ang party tsk tsk tsk! kahit man lang pakitang tao na magsalita wala!

  • missaya

    paki sabi k PNOY may party sa CDO bukas …

  • vestrevistal

    Will the flood stop if PNoy did not go to the party or if he went to CDO/Iligan immediately while the calamity is going on?

    • doodzie

      tanga vest… bilang presidente sana nagpapakita sya ng sympathy sa mga tao .. inde namin sinabi na pahintuin nya ang baha.. ang unang tao dapat nagpapakita ng concern eh ang presidente at wala nang iba… kesa sana makipag party sya pwede naman sya mag excuse na inde sya makakapunta  malamang maiintindihan nama nng psg nya un .. baka marami pa bumilib sa kanya

    • mmm choco

      you didnt get the point?? read again..

    • windar_einstein

      is that how you understand the sentiments of the people here? no wonder you are bigoted.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    PNOY GUSTO MO NG PARTY…….. DITO ME PARTY SAMIN SA BASILAN….

    DITO KA NAMIN PAPATAYIN INUTIL KA

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_46H3IYYJB73LCABPKWOE4TMBWM daniel

    nag pifiesta ang mga tuta na arroyo..at itong mga well paid blooger..yun amo nyo nga ganon din pinuntahan lang nong wala ng bagyo..gusto myo madsgrasya si pinoy para sagana na naman kayo wala ng uling haharang sa amo ninyo…

    • doodzie

      isa ka pang tanga daniel.. palpak nnman kasi ang PANOY mo kaya nananimik ang Yellow retard followers

    • mekeni62

      pssst!!…..blogger hindi blooger!

    • modeson58

      anong kinalaman dito ni gma? ang issue ay ang pagpaparty goer ni Pnoy habang nagluluksa sa mindanao. wala ka sa ayos!

  • joeyfilart

    Penot doesn’t care about calamity victims in Mindanao … Arroyo at Corona lang nasa Vocalbulary nya …

  • doodzie

    OT:

    backstroke iniintay pa ni miriam santiago ung appointment letter from god ni Sec. delima .. kelan kaya nya maibibigay un ?  hehehe

    Para inde OT… next week pa pupunta si PANOY (PAnot na abNOY) sa CDO.. pagktapos ng xmas.. syempre family first muna … eh kung ung PSG nga pinagbgyan na pamilya pa kaya nya.. saka kawawa naman si Josh .. silang dalawa na nga lang nagkakaintindihan mawawala pa sa pasko si PANOY

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5OFK7REUEQBLN7WXGDG6VPM34U Sol

    napadepensa si coloma . kung gayon dapat nga PAMARISAN si ABNOY sa kanyang pag party party habang lubog sa bah ang cagayan de oro at Iligan. HAWR! HAWR  ! HAWR!! HAWR !!!! nasaan na kayo mga kampon ni ABNOY? INSENSITIVE din ba kayo?

  • Guest

    sa hostage tragedy,pumunta saan?????Sa restaurant na may pinakamasarap na siopao!!!!!!hø,hø,høøøøøøøøøøø!!!!!!

  • Mark Suarez

    daming btter dito. tumulong na lang tayo sa mga nabiktama ng baha sa mindanao.  hindi na maibabalik ang buhay ng mga namatay kahit ano pa sabihin natin dito. ang importante ngayon ay makapaghatid tayo ng tulong sa kanila.

    • Doc_A

      we are not being bitter here… THE PEOPLE IS CLAMORING FOR THE PRESIDENT TO DO HIS JOB… WORK EXPECTED FROM A PRESIDENT

      • INQ_reader

        What is the job of the President in relation to PSG?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3EJCRD6OJM357EYQEQSMXQL32Y aa

    first they denied it, then they admitted it, now they are deflecting it saying he didnt stay long and he didint enjoy it, he was working the whole time he was in the party. So many versions.Caught on a lie and digging a deeper grave. Don’t understand why you have to lie. Shows that they are not so prepared and doesnt know what to do. tsk tsk tsk

  • TheThinkker

    We Filipinos just love to center our minds to the flaws of others while knowing we ourselves have our own…and even some deep flaws we will live with till we die.
    People who vehemently love writing here on what they think are the flaws of others, including the national president, may not realize they are exhibiting their own ‘hurts’…they are showing their true wounded selves in how they write.

  • INQ_reader

    I think all these exaggerated issues are meant to provide smoke-screen for the escape of Gen. Palparan. Good thing the BI was quick-eyed.

    • mmm choco

      people dying  and  eto ay exaggerated issue?? kala ko ba president ay on top of everything…. may lgu yes..but .. how insensitive naman ang abnoy na eto..

      • INQ_reader

        Huli ka!!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

      PUTANG INA KA!!!! 600+ PATAY MERON KA PARIN SMOKE-SCREEN DEFENSE KAY PNOY!!!!!

      SANA IKAW MAMATAY DUN….. SENDOY PAKI BALIKAN ETONG TARANTADONG INQ

  • doodzie

    parang basketbol… heheh  malacanyang on defense mode… kelan kaya ulit sila mag oofense mode.. malamang bukas … para mapagtakpan nnman ung party party ni penoy ..

  • 10elnar25nalangan60

    Sa akin walang deperensya ang pag-attend ni P-noy sa party ng PSG. Aba, sa mga nagpapakaplastik at nanggagalaiti rito, e di huwag kayong mag-celebrate ng Pasko kung gusto nyo, kasi maraming namatay sa Mindanao. Basta ako, magse-celebrate ng Pasko. Let the dead bury their dead!

    • Doc_A

      what an insensitive comment!!! saan ka nag aral!? 

      • 10elnar25nalangan60

        It’s not being insensitive. I’m just being realistic. And why are you asking about where I studied? Would it really matter? Will it do you good if I tell you? And yes, you attend my interment when I die. I will not attend yours!

  • rosamistika16

    ang hirap nman maging presidente ng pinas, bkit?

    1. dapat ikaw ay santo at walang bahid kasalanan
    2. dapat ikaw ay mr. or miss universe para walang mapula sayo physically
    3. dapat ikaw ay superman. at the time of any incident dapat andun ka agad to rescue
    4. dapat kung naghihirap at walang makain ang ibang taong mga batugan naman, ikaw ay dapat hindi rin kumain dahil ikaw ay nakakahiya sa mga nasasakupan mo.
    5. wag mong isipin ang estado mo sa buhay na ikaw ay presidente kasehodang ikaw ay pagtwanan ng ibang bansa dahil ikaw ang utak mo ay utak talangka. kumbaga, mahirap mga inakay mo kya dapat maghirap ka din sa mata ng mga inakay mo.
    6.  magkaroon k dapat daw ng “delikadeza” kya wag kng gagamit ng mamahaling sasakyan khit dati nman na can afford ka naman talaga.
    7. kpag may mga insidenteng kakaiba at dehado ang taumbayan dapat ay andun ka agad at ikaw magbigay ng mga relief goods at todo papogi pr ahindi ka mapulaan.
    8. ikaw na rin ang gagawa ng mga dapat ginagawa ng mga local officials at ng mga tongressman dhil ikaw ang ibinotong presidente, eh!
    9. in short kalimutan mo muna ang sarili mo bilangg tao kundi bilang santo sa standard ng mga makikitid ang utak ng katulad ng iba d2.

    Mabuhay ang Pinas at sana dumami ang mga santo santito dito. mga ipokrito!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7YI23XAYAGPIUV455HRHOZZ674 msweng

    Fact is,   he partied while others are dying.. Bakit kasi lumabas pa ito? Of course someone needs to make the apology and that is Coloma.  Kasi di maganda tingnan. Cguro magpalabas ng another Arroyo attack or Corona scandal  para makalimutan ito ng public, kasi controversies are the issues that the public are most passionate about.    Talk about priority Hmmmmm.

  • Doc_A

    We deserve a better president…

    • 10elnar25nalangan60

      You don’t mean GMA, do you? Better is better than worst.

  • Guest

    at sino kasama niya. iyong may dugong intsik din na nagpasara ng mga inuman,kainan sa bay walk na nag bigay ng maraming trabaho sa mga filipino dahil nalulugi china town. sa lahat ng probinsiya ng pilipinas saan kakaunti intsik? batangas. kung babasahin ninyo el filibustirismo,di ba ninyo masasabi na suhulero intsik doon,binilhan ng nga pasabog ni simeon? ØØØ ÆÆ Å

  • doodzie

    anu ba kau .. xmas holiday daming party na dapat attenan… wag kau ganyan … pagod na nga presidente natin sa kakatrabo… simula 11am – 4pm … kakapagod un ah …

  • mmm choco

    SO BLOODY WHAT!!!  CANT THEY NOT PARTY WITHOUT THE PRESIDENT?? THATS A LOAD OF BULL – FOR A SIMPLE MORALE BOASFUL EXCERCISE..!!

  • http://twitter.com/bigg_dawg big dawg

    yan ang hirap sa mga pilipino, npkadaming plastic. strongest trait natin is pagiging fault finder, nghahanap ng buto sa itlog. we all have the freedom to express ourselves and even if i disagree on your opinions, it’s still your right. this situation only magnifies what filipinos truly are, always looking who to blame instead of addressing the problem. 

    • modeson58

      Di ba ganon nga ang ginagawa nitong admin ngayon – to put the blame on the past administration? So where is daang matuwid?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    THANKS TO VALERIE FOR EXPOSING THIS POS PRESIDENT WE HAVE

  • 10elnar25nalangan60

    P-noy just attended a Christmas party. It didn’t really mean being insensitive to the typhoon battered Mindanao on his end. Of course he heard music and saw some dancing because they were part of the party he attended. Was he supposed to cry in the midst of the merry making? Of course not. Stop the hypocrisy, please.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

      Let me explain it to you mr stupidiot. 

      A president is a leader of a country, the chief, the commander in chief…… If you know that 200+ confirmed dead and 400+ missing, as the leader of the country…. your countrymen are facing a humanitarian crisis……….. 

      YOU SHOULD DROP WHATEVER YOU ARE DOING AND GO TO THE DISASTER SITE TO MANAGE, FORCE ACTION, COMMAND THE TROOPS, COMMAND THE AGENCIES……

      YOU BREAK DOWN BARRIERS, YOU STOP DEBATE AMONG THE LOW LEVEL OFFICERS….. You are the highest officer of the country… you can make things happen very fast……………..

      You understand now STUPID???

      • 10elnar25nalangan60

        Hey, Night???!!! The way you respond reflects idiocy in the true sense of the word. Huwag ka nang magturo sa iba about your idiocy, because four of your fingers are actually pointing to the real idiot–YOU!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

        TANGA NA SUPALPAL KA LANG WALA KA NA NASABI

        ANO SO? SAAN DAPAT SI PNOY????

        PROBLEM WITH STUPID IDIOTS LIKE YOU… PURO PIE IN SKY CRAP THINKING……

        USE YOUR BRAIN IF YOU HAVE ONE

      • http://twitter.com/bigg_dawg big dawg

        night kung tlgang totoo ang mga sinasabi and majority of Filipinos share you sentiment, why don’t you start an advocacy? i think the only thing you know is to bash and be a crab. how much you hate it when the people you hate the most succeeds in their endeavors. Jealousy can kill your soul, drink Haterade to release the hate

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

        oh yeah definitely….. kausap ko na si Rambotito Jejomar….. gumagawa na kami ng paraan matanggal yang idol mo

      • http://twitter.com/bigg_dawg big dawg

        yan, good, at lesast meron kang ginagawa kahit walang kahahantungan

      • 10elnar25nalangan60

        Ha ha ha! Night, patalikod at sa dilim ng gabi ka pala tumitira. Di ba traidor ang mga ganon?
        Kaya pala NIGHT ka e. 

      • 10elnar25nalangan60

        Me, idiot? Wait…But only one of your fingers are pointing to me. The four others are pointing to you, IDIOT!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

        mwehehehe ‘whats the big deal of pnoy attending the party’ says stupid 10elnar………..

        Na explain ko na sayo stupidity mo ano sagot mo?????

      • 10elnar25nalangan60

        Well, sigurado ako sa sarili kong hindi ako stupid. Ikaw ang alam kong STUPID. LOL!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

        sige iba nalang

        TANGA

        Let me explain it to you mr stupidiot. A president is a leader of a country, the chief, the commander in chief…… If you know that 200+ confirmed dead and 400+ missing, as the leader of the country…. your countrymen are facing a humanitarian crisis……….. YOU SHOULD DROP WHATEVER YOU ARE DOING AND GO TO THE DISASTER SITE TO MANAGE, FORCE ACTION, COMMAND THE TROOPS, COMMAND THE AGENCIES……YOU BREAK DOWN BARRIERS, YOU STOP DEBATE AMONG THE LOW LEVEL OFFICERS….. You are the highest officer of the country… you can make things happen very fast……………..You understand now STUPID??? 

      • http://twitter.com/bigg_dawg big dawg

        don’t you think he’s effectiveness is the same wherever he is since he can just give commands? what a F*cked up life you have there. We got technology F*cker, you gota learn how to use it. although it wouldn’t surprise me how your little brain cannot comprehend it

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

        what stupid pie in the sky thinking is this……..???? private sector nga hindi nag kaka intindihan…. government pa….

        Have you been to a disaster site?????? Have you seen confusion, despair, frustration????

        PUTANG INA MO…. EXPERIENCE IT FIRST….. GIVE COMMANDS WHERE HE DOES NOT SEE WHAT IS ON THE GROUND….. PUTANG INA MO… STUPID

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

        SO GENERALS DO NOT NEED TO SEE THE BATTLEFIELD

        GENERALS CAN TALK ON THE PHONE, USE TECHNOLOGY, USE THE MOUSE AND POWERPOINT AND CLICK AWAY…….

        BIG DAWG…. PERFECT IDIOT RIGHT HERE…….. GIVE COMMANDS WITHOUT SEEING…… 

        AND WHAT IF THERE IS BIG DEBATE ON THE GROUND… YOU EXPECT YOUR STUPID CABINET TO FIGHT???? LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED TO THE MASS GRAVES? PINAG TATALUNAN

        STUPID

      • 10elnar25nalangan60

        Grabe ka naman, NIGHT…Wala akong mahihita sayo…Kitid ng utak mo tsong. Good NIGHT!

      • 10elnar25nalangan60

        Alam na alam mo ang functions ng presidente. Pero sana huwag kang maging…Kasi lalong magiging kawawa ang Pilinas. Napaka-OA mo kaya. LOL!

      • Ivideo

        Pare Big dawg, Hwag mo nang patulan si Night.  Ako, tinigilan ko na ang pakiki debate sa kanya. kasi wala akong natututunan sa kanya kundi kagunggungan.  Basahin mo yung english nya sa itaas at makikilatis mo kung anong klase pinag-aralan nya. Kung! may pinag aralan nga ang ungas….heheheheh

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

        what is your smart insight into this partying by our president? 

      • 10elnar25nalangan60

        Kawawa naman sya…Mukhang may tililing. LOL! Thanks sa advise. Actually I’ve decided not to respond to his comments any more. He’s a LOSER.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

        buti naman nakuha mo yung point ko…….. hindi ka naka sagot eh….. very good….. sige samba na sa kulto mwehehe

    • modeson58

      Why don’t you read the blog of Valerie to know what Pnoy did in the party.

      • 10elnar25nalangan60

        I’ve already read it and I don’t find anything disturbing about it. I won’t overreact like the others because it’s not really a big deal. There are always two sides in a coin. It happened that we can’t be on both sides, or we’re simply not on the same side. Thanks and no thanks!

  • White24

    Ang alam lang naman ni PNOY ay papanu ikukulong c GLORIA,, di naman kasama yong mga bagyo sa mindanao,, kaya,, PNOY…. party party…party party,,, party party,,,,, 

    • http://twitter.com/bigg_dawg big dawg

      white24, if Pnoy succeeds in jailing GMA, yan ang best preparation for the next president after him. eradicate corruption

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QZZKXPEA67I7HELEIYM35QVYFA Jon

    Kulang pala yung sinabi ni Valte nung isang araw na “the President will visit the affected areas SOON…” 
    Ang dapat ay:
    “the President will visit the affected areas as soon as he finishes partying with Valerie & co.”.

  • df060780

    hehehe… hintayin nyo resulta ng report about what happened to CDO and Iligan… expect nyo ang may kasalanan past administration… hahahaha… kailan ba naman umamin ng mali and admin na ito… Feeling nila ay may basbas sila na lahat ng gawin at desisyon nila ay tama… kapag may nahanap pa silang appointee ni GMA on that area, malamang papasibak din kasi yon ang may kasalanan… hehehehe…

  • http://twitter.com/bigg_dawg big dawg

    mmm choco, there you go again, how sure are you the president hasn’t done anything with regards to the calamity in CDO? are you sure he hasn’t done the most in his power to help? does he have to be there digging the dead? when a calamity happens, is it an SOP that you cannot do anything else but grieve? i understand your sentiment but don’t be too personal towards him. i didn’t vote for him and i don’t see anything wrong or any lapse when it comes to delivering the goods. i have to admit hindi kaya ni Pnoy mag ala Lito Lapid na sumabit sa helicopter at mag rescue first hand

  • Patas

    Inquirer moderator, may I ask, how come we are seeing curses here (like P.I.) and others boldly said, in all caps, and yet not blocked?
    Funny, the last time, I wrote something with a word ‘sh_t’. it was immediately blocked and I accepted my lapses.
    Is this forum really no-holds barred when it comes to usage of curses? If that is the case, then expect more barrages of similar works coming up from psycho-bloggers like I see below.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

      TANG INA MO PATAS mwehehehe

      • 10elnar25nalangan60

        Nagmumura ka pa. It reflects low breeding. LOL!

      • Patas

        Alam ko nanay ko hindi ganoon, mukhang nanay mo ganoon ang takbo ng buhay. Bilat inamo.

  • http://twitter.com/bigg_dawg big dawg

    alam niyo b kng bakit nag flash flood sa CDO? kc yung mga alipores ni GMA panay ang illegal logging doon. hahahahhahajahahhaha. ngayon mauungkat na naman. kaka tira niyo kay Pnoy babalik kay glora ang sisi, kc totooo naman tlga

  • Vanni Simon

    check your facts…mukhang 80s to 90s ang peak ng illegal logging sa mindanao..sino ba mga presidente noon?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FLZZLDYYPXWRQCKBM7AIZX53TY gabby

    Wala naman ksi kinalaman party…maski di nag party mangyayari at mangyayari un… May mga agencies naman na tumugon ah..Tulong 2 na lang sa panahon na ito saka ka alamin un cause or kung paano dapat tinugunan un Sendong flashflood na yan

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

      Let me explain it to you mr stupidiot gabby

      A president is a leader of a country, the chief, the commander in chief…… If you know that 200+ confirmed dead and 400+ missing, as the leader of the country…. your countrymen are facing a humanitarian crisis……….. 

      YOU SHOULD DROP WHATEVER YOU ARE DOING AND GO TO THE DISASTER SITE TO MANAGE, FORCE ACTION, COMMAND THE TROOPS, COMMAND THE AGENCIES……

      YOU BREAK DOWN BARRIERS, YOU STOP DEBATE AMONG THE LOW LEVEL OFFICERS….. You are the highest officer of the country… you can make things happen very fast……………..

      You understand now STUPID???

      • http://twitter.com/bigg_dawg big dawg

        don’y be a typical Pinoy amigo, naghahanap ng masisi palagi. should i also blame Pinoy because you’re envious to death about other people’s success? should i also blame him coz your stupid? should i blame him of your failures? be your own man or woman or bading

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

        where did you get envy?????

        STUPID – I AM DEMANDING ACTION AND ACCOUNTABILITY FROM THE LEADER…………
        What is your expectation of a President? Can you explain to me????? 

        Commander in Chief??? MORONS………

      • Ivideo

        Night…night…night.  Tagalugin mo nalang kaya mas mai-intidihan ka.  Huwag ka nang magpilit mag-english.  Please lang bossing, nakakahiya.  Buti hindi tunay na pangalan mo nakalagay dito, kundi tatawa lahat ng mga kakilala mo….ha ha hahha ahahahhahahah

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

        yawn…. smart? writing contest ba to??? genius talaga si ivideo

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FLZZLDYYPXWRQCKBM7AIZX53TY gabby

    NIGHT Utak talangka ka kasi kaya sisi ka unggoy..Ikaw ala ka pinagaralan bakit mo ako stupid kilala ba kita.. It shows how u were raised by your parents . I pity them for having u . Poor soul

    • http://twitter.com/bigg_dawg big dawg

      Yo Gabby my man, wag mo munang kaawaan ang magulang ni Night, malay b natin kung proud sila kc NIght is a magnified mirror of who they are. hahahaha. ganun din b parents mo night?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    Let me explain it to you mr stupidiot. 

    A president is a leader of a country, the chief, the commander in chief…… If you know that 200+ confirmed dead and 400+ missing, as the leader of the country…. your countrymen are facing a humanitarian crisis……….. 

    YOU SHOULD DROP WHATEVER YOU ARE DOING AND GO TO THE DISASTER SITE TO MANAGE, FORCE ACTION, COMMAND THE TROOPS, COMMAND THE AGENCIES……

    YOU BREAK DOWN BARRIERS, YOU STOP DEBATE AMONG THE LOW LEVEL OFFICERS….. You are the highest officer of the country… you can make things happen very fast……………..

    You understand now STUPID??? Gabby, 10elnar, big dawg…..
    INTINDI??? COPY????? 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    ALL HAIL PRESIDENT NOY!!!! THE PERFECT DEAR LEADER!!! GIFTED WITH SOLOMONIC WISDOM

    THE NEW MESSIAH………………

    Gabby, 10elnar, big dawg….

    mag dasal na kayo sa inutil

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    ALL HAIL PRESIDENT NOY!!!! THE PERFECT DEAR LEADER!!! GIFTED WITH SOLOMONIC WISDOM

    THE NEW MESSIAH………………

    Gabby, 10elnar, big dawg, ivideo

    mag dasal na kayo sa inuti

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QZZKXPEA67I7HELEIYM35QVYFA Jon

    Kayo talaga, nag-luluksa naman si Pwehnoy nung gabing yun.
    Naka isa nga lang daw sya kay Valerie dahil masama ang loob nya.
    Hihirit sana ng isa pa kaso naalala nya yung mga namatay.
    Ayon, kumuluntoy tuloy ang pototoy.
    Hindi pa ba sapat na pagluluksa iyon?

  • DonQuixoteDeRizal

    Sorry mr. secretary, I don’t buy your justification.

    Don’t call it Christmas celebration if the purpose of the party is to let the president give thanks to his bodyguards for keeping him safe throughout the year.  It doesn’t look good from a Christian point of view when people are dying in Mindanao.

    I, unlike willie the wowowee, didn’t celebrate or partying while the president’s mom’s funeral was passing through.

  • Francis81

    Lahat ata ng type ni Pweenot na mga chickas iniinvite sa Malakanyang.  Nung nag xmas party ang buong Malakanyang si Anne Curtis din ang ininvite.   At saka Mr. Clawma hindi kaya ganyan ang pagkasulat ni Valerie Concepcion sa tweet niya.  Nakipagharutan kaya ang amo mo sa party.

  • JamesBond2

    Cguro sabi ni PNoy na naman : I will not apologize!  Ayaw niyang humarap at magpaliwanag. Si Corona ibinala sa kanyon!  Pag tungkol kay GMA at Corona, salita nang salita personally.

    Coloma said, “The PSG has a right to celebrate Christmas.”  (Pathetic).  Nobody is taking away that right.  It’s PNoy, in the midst of rescue and relief operations, still finds time to attend and enjoy a Christmas party.

    Anyway,  those typhoon and flood victims are dead already.  If I don’t attend the Christmas party, will they come to life? 

    When Ninoy was being paraded for burial, I remember a TV footage showing Imelda Marcos with the blue ladies dancing while walking inside probably Malacanang, saying “Sila death, tayo life”.

    hay naku!  Ngayon, pwersado na yata ung Armed Forces.  Cancel lahat ng Christmas Party!
    Sorry na lang nadamay kayo.  OK lang ung mga nauna na hindi na-cancel.  Hehehehehe

  • fixfaxboom

    nasaan na ang atin presidente na kung magsalita
    ay akala mo kung sino siyang walang kasalanan sa bayan?  
    ang pagtatagong ginawa nya sa mga kababayan natin
    ay kasintulad ng missing in action sa gyera.

  • jiro2003

    First it was “a couple of minutes” (Sec Carandang). Then “at most half an hour” (PSG Comdr Ramon Dizon). Now “It was maybe just two hours or an hour of his time” (Sec Coloma).

    Guess who’s flip-flopping now?

    • a1phantom

      Somebody is lying…for all we know, he must have stayed there for longer than 2 hrs.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q3QGG5QHBLRMZTIYWUFURY6J2E Night

    stupid morons running the place………. Pnoy the captain of the ship clueless….. dear passengers please jump overboard

  • gr8 noy

    Bunch of hypocrites…lahat nagmamagaling, nagmamalinis.

  • jubel4ever

    It was a “SIMPLE” Christmas celebration? Magkano ang talent fee nina Valerie Concepcion at iba pang artista na nag-perform? 100 thousand? 200 thousand? Simple lang ba yun?

  • Filipinoflash

    Ang babaw naman talaga ng mga alipures ni Pandak. It was just a drop off. Wala kasi silang makitang mistake ni Pnoy kaya mga ganitong bagay, pinag aabalahan nila. 

    Only shallow people will dignify this kababawan na isyu. 

  • Filipinoflash

    Anong masama mag stay for few minutes sa party ng PSG? The PSG who protects the President. 

     Napaka hipokrito naman ng mga alipures ni Pandak. 

    • windar_einstein

      did you read the article? define “few” please.

    • a1phantom

      Sec Carandang was lying when he said that Noynoy was there for a few minutes…Secretary Coloma made buking Noynoy when he said that Noynoy stayed for an hour or two (ano ba ang totoo??)….the question is, what is Noynoy doing that is so important that he cant visit Mindanao to see with his own eyes the disaster that the typhoon made…to assess the situation, together with his top advisers and to determine the best action…..When the flood happened in Thailand, Prime Minister Yinluck went to the disaster area immediately together with her top advisers to see the best way that the government could help….when the earthquake happened in China, the Chinese Premier went immediately to the disaster area even if there was risk of aftershock…..Apparently, Noynoy is not made of the same stock as these other world leaders

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6QW4Q3WBQ65CU63FJRP6RH3F3A dan dan

    I admire PNoy but this time I was disappointed,be it 1 minute or two,it was still a sign of insensitivity to the plight of the victims of the Typhoon.Besides even if the party was scheduled
    way ahead,it would have been a good show of solidarity for the PSG to have postponed the party.
    Even if it was for the PSG,it still is viewed as a National Celebration considering that they are
    protecting the President of the Nation.Of course the President and the PSG have all the rights to celebrate Christmas,but certainly,no matter how they explain it,it was still an act of INSENSITIVITY and can be viewed even as an act of IRRESPONSIBILITY.What was PNoy
    thinking?

    • alx2k

      Ignoring our individual political views for the time being … what you said is absolutely true.

  • Filipinoflash

    Ang babaw naman… Pnoy is not your typical photo op President. Insensitivity? Irresponsibility? Hindi ba nya inutusan ang DSWD? DND? DENR? All concern government agencies are mobilized! 

    What national celebration are you talking about? Its just a PSG party. Anong gusto nyo na mag mukmok si Pnoy? It was reported that its just a short visit. Period. Kaya lang yung mga alipures ni Pandak ay mag speculate na kung ano ano pa.

  • Filipinoflash

    Yung mag highlight sa incident na ito ay mga myopic minds. Mga mababaw lang ang isip. Kung ako si Coloma, hindi ko na ito papatulan pa. 

  • faith_mer

    uh huh…..haven’t you noticed he’s always missing where and when it matters most?

    those who say that there was nothing wrong with this scenario because the president mobilized all concerned government agencies should learn a lesson or two about sensitivity and concern for our fellowmen….. a question comes to my mind: is it just ok for a father to party just because he has sent his eldest son to assist the rest of his family who have been in a terrible accident?

    who has the gall to tell these victims who have lost so much, their loved ones, their homes, their livelihood….those who have lost hope, those who are still searching, those who are crying….that in their hour of pain, their leader found time to go to a party and laugh at some trivial jokes….it may be just for 10 minutes or 30 minutes or maybe an hour or so…but it would have been enough time if the president visited them instead…it’s not merely a photo op…but a show of sympathy, empathy, even an encouragement for those victims that their leader took time out to be with them…..hey, mr. president….these are the times that matter most….seize the opportunity to show us what good stuff you’re made of, and….do not disappear!

  • alx2k

    Mawalang galang na sa lahat – “isa or dalawang oras” lang daw si Pnoy sa party, ibig sabihin hindi sigurado kung gaano talaga si Pnoy nag-stay sa party. At wala tayong paraan para malaman kung gaano siya talaga katagal nag-stay sa nag-party unless may umamin.

    Bilang isang presidente ang isang oras ay malaking halaga kung merong disaster na gaya nito, dahil sa isang oras ay pwede na matawagan ang lahat ng national at local officials para mag-mobilize ng immediate evacuation or kung kapusin man sa oras, mag-mobilize agad ng immediate rescue during or after the typhoon, isama na rin ang immediate relief dahil siguradong walang kakainin at iinumin ang mga biktima at siguradong basa ang mga kasuotan nila.

    Kung nagagawa ito sa Amerika na on the spot ang rescue habang bumabagyo eh kaya din natin sa Pilipinas ito. At isa pa, maraming paraan para makarating agad si Pnoy sa Iligan or sa CDO kinabukasan dahil meron naman na presidential plane or helicopter pero Tuesday pa siya darating samantalang Saturday bumagyo. At this moment, 850 ang dead count at 900 pa ang nawawala, dapat andyan agad ang presidente para makisimpatya man lang. Mas importante ito kesa sa makipagtawanan sa party ng PSG. Wag na sana mag dahilan pa ang PSG dahil pwede naman silang mag party na wala si Pnoy at saka pwede naman na wag na lang mag-Christmas party for the sake of the taumbayan na nasalanta. Ganyan talaga responsibilidad ng mga public officials – isasakripisyo ang party, bakasyon, kahit ang sarili at pamilya para sa taumbayan. At walang “break” lalo na kung may kalamidad.

    Pero naalala ba ninyo na si Pnoy ay nagbakasyon after 3 days in office for the reason na ang bagong presidente ay kailangan din ng “honeymoon”? Mali ang pagbabakasyon na iyon dahil una hindi alam ng staff niya kung naasan siya dahil hindi nagpaalam, pangalawa ang isang bansa ay hindi pwedeng walang pangulo kahit isang oras, at pangatlo kailangan na merong temporary high ranking official na mag-execute ng order in his behalf habang wala siya. Dahil maraming pwedeng mangyari o mamatay sa isang oras kagaya ng lindol, tidal wave, etc.

    Pangalawang beses na itong trahedya na ito – kaya masasabi na may pagka-insensitive nga sa pangangailangan taong bayan.

  • AllaMo

    Carousing and Caring need not be mutually exclusive.

    All the president’s sage satraps did him a disservice once again. All they had to do is advise him to ask for a minute of silent prayer for the kababayans affected by the raging calamity. And, start a fundraiser for the relief effort, sure to follow, by an initial personal donation. And, passing the hat among his praetorian guard.

    Sadly, PNoy’s advisers, again, blew it for him, and, have to resort to spin. A little sensitivity and sympathy, especially, during times of calamity, evinces presidential and personal maturity.

  • Puerto Del Mar Beach Resort

    I remember 15 years ago, still active in the U.S. Navy, one of the compartment of the engine had a leak, and the ship was put on a combat mode, ASAP,  general alarm was on all over the ship, every sailor was up from the Capt. down to a Seaman to check wall to wall safety of the ship at 3 AM .
    Pres. Aquino is not on hands leader, he likes to delegate, send his trustee when there’s trouble. Sorry,he doesn’t have the training as a line leader, but to be a staff . He was perfect for most Pilipinos because of the shadow of his parents Benigno and Cory Aquino. So disasters and war occurs, he will be in the safest bunker area  first.

    • alx2k

      And in addition, he doesn’t seem in the right mindset to take criticisms objectively. He will pass on the blame to somebody else.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2BCV2YTRFVA3YOVMAN2A4RFHBM markx

      hahaha review your Leadership Manual, Notes or whatever and see what is to delegate for a good leader.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2BCV2YTRFVA3YOVMAN2A4RFHBM markx

    On PNoy being criticized for attending his PSG Christmas party.

    Thousands had died from famine, war, insurgency, and calamities in this country and around the world. For their sake and in sympathy to their plight LET US STOP, CANCEL, AVOID, NOT ATTEND Christmas and New Year celebrations. And yes, including wedding, birthday and all other parties and merry making.

    It will be insensitive, inhumane on our part to splurge and party while others are hungry and in need. They suffer, we must suffer too. They are hungry, let us be hungry too. They are in need, let us be in need too. They are homeless, let us all be homeless too. They all die, let us all DIE TOO!

    FUNNY! HYPOCRISY! IRRATIONAL! INSANE!

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