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Aquino to arrive late in Cambodia; still busy checking Metro ports, terminals

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PHNOM PENH—President Aquino will arrive here late Monday night and will skip the welcome dinner to be hosted by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen for leaders of the two-day Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit here.

President Benigno Aquino III INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The dinner for Asean leaders is scheduled at 7 p.m. Monday at the Peace Palace, the venue for the 20th Asean summit.

Palace aides said Mr. Aquino will leave Manila at 8 p.m. Monday via a chartered flight and will arrive here at 9:30 p.m. (10:30 p.m. in Manila).

Apparently, the President has to attend to Holy Week preparations before he jets to the Cambodian capital for the Asean summit.

On Monday morning, Mr. Aquino was busy personally inspecting airport, bus terminals and ports as people stream out of Metro Manila and head for their hometowns for their Holy Week break.

The Chief Executive, who will be in Cambodia until April 4 (Holy Wednesday), had said that when he returns home, he will continue to monitor the movements of people as they travel back home from the provinces.


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  • Russell Ariola

    “Kelan din kaya ako makakaupo sa Malakanyang?” -Ngitngit ni Bongbong Marcos.

    Wahahaa!!

  • wawa2172

    Did he really check on port and bus terminal reason why he is late in the Asean summit welcome dinner. Maybe he does not like the taste of Cambodian duck. Anyway, if he thinks that every part of the summit is important then he should not be late baka masanay si Noy. He is making the lenten preparation as an excuse and those things could easily done by his executives. Is this part of his publicity after the noynoying issue?

    • dannyflorencio

      wawa2172  actually, it is not the cambodian duck it’s the cambodian wine. I still remember when they attended the asean summit held in Vietnam, The contingency of abnoy noynoy said something nasty about the vietnam wine served to them on twitter.

  • iraya

    PAKITANG GILAS lang kasi naapektuhan ang rating sa NOYNOYING  

    • JJF724

      do something productive… looser

      • dannyflorencio

        JJF724  just like the president ?

  • DondonSantosJr

    Syempre, sayang yun press na naka pwesto ngayon sa mga bus terminal, pier, airport. Kailangan publicity na may ACTION na ginagawa para hindi masabing noynoying na naman. GALING talaga! Bilib ako!
    Sana ginawa mo yun pag-iikot sa mga terminal, pier at airport, before the on-set of travellers, gusto mo yun ganyang “micro-management”, eh di sana nakisali ka nun at nag-pa-publicity ka during the planning stage, hindi kung kelan nandyan na, tapos marami ng tao, GALING talaga!
    Dagdag pahirap ka lang sa mga tao sa mga terminal, pier, airport eh, marami na ngang tao doon kasi maraming uuwi, makikisabay ka pa, syempre may PSG kang kasama, syempre, may iba pang press na makikisali soon, tapos yun mga usisero, lalo lang dadami yun tao. Pahirap talaga

    • JJF724

      hahaha, looser

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_K3AUOVX5SXH4QSBROS76XUY3LE pizza ria

    trabahong abnoy talaga.  walang tiwala sa kanyang tauhan ma abnoy din katulad nya.  late sa international summit?  trademark ng pilipino laging late, brand naman ni noynoying.

  • kilabot

    as usual pa-picture muna. that’s pnoy “the patient” president.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2MZP2PTOECQM4TDA4SG6DODYTE Little

    parang lagi nlng ganito..
    LATE dahil kay GLORIA..
    ngaun LATE dhl sa HOLYWEEK..
    GUSTO ba nya ipareflect sa buong MUNDO na FILIPINO TIME is NOT ON TIME!!???
    wla ba sya CABINET MEMBER like DOTC, LTO, DILG, MMDA na PEDE GUMAWA ng PAG-IIKOT?
    PARANG PUBLICITY lang..kpg may DISASTER nman, hndi PUMUNTA!hayyyy…

  • padrefaura

    naks, working president kuno….

    kung yan sana ang gusto nya, magpa-photo op, dapat inayos nya ang schedule nya noon pa para hindi maging late sa usapan with other state leaders.

    napaka-unprofessional.

  • ricom625

    he should attend to more important things like the economy, long term solutions and not micro manage. I will be happier if change that will affect more Filipinos will be felt

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

    Why is the President doing the job of his cabinet secretaries and what is secretary of transport and communications doing? Surely, this is not the way to run a government, he can become the laughing stock of the other Asean leaders and if this is another promotional gimmick of his advisers then it’s all wrong.

  • Guest

    aquino III is a classic example of people who knows everything but can’t do his own job.

  • dannyflorencio

    On Monday morning, Mr. Aquino was busy personally inspecting airport, bus terminals and ports as people stream out of Metro Manila and head for their hometowns for their Holy Week break.

    a typical case of Noynoy-ing

    -doing something, of less importance, that you are not supposed to do. DOTC must be the one doing that.

  • noypisiTED

    This nonentity sees nothing unpresidential in visiting ports especially at this time of the year when our ports, sea, land and air, were teeming with so many provincial-bound travelers and vacationers. I’d prefer a hands-on prez than a delegatory one. Now, if the prez is not seen making the rounds others would heckle him “noynoying” or lazybones. If he does the inspecting himself some are quick to say “it was too minor task to merit the president’s full attention.” But José, the safety of our citizens takes precedence since it involves national security and interest. Besides, when the president does the rounds some slackers and goldbrickers suddenly were on their toes and me thinks he purposely does it to ensure, first and foremost, the safety of our travelers. PNoy skipping a very important dinner together with SEA heads of state to see how our major ports are doing deserves approbation. After all he can always have dinner of his choosing, be it rare, medium or well-done. What more, with someone special.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

      And what are the duties of the port authorities? Will they be Noynoying while the President does the jobs for them?
      When the President issues special instructions to the port authorities, will that not be authoritative enough?
      What if the Asean chiefs of state snub our President on future occasions? 

    • billygunn23

      “What more, with someone special.”

      Yeah, he’s special———a special child when he was young.

  • dannyflorencio

    A very lousy excuse by a lazy president to be late on a dignified function.

    Shame on you tardy Abnoy !!!

  • billygunn23

    WTF! Do you really need to personally check every port and terminal to let people see how hardworking you are? This is total BS! Or maybe there is really something wrong with your brain that you need a serious blow para matauhan ka! Oo nga may gingawa ka, pero naman el presidente, pati ba naman yan papatulan mo????????

    Magresign ka na nga! Kakainis ka na ha!!!

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

    Kaya nagpunta sa mga sakayan, nagpapabaon si Pwhnoy sa mga pauwi.
    Kandila, lampara, at flashlight at kanyang pampasalubong.
    Dahil matagal pa bago magawan ng solusyon ang malawakang brownout sa probinsya.
    Pinag-iisapn pa daw kasi nila ng maigi kaya matatagalan.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4UUKT3KMR3HZPFPTGCWK5XQ2WY Mark

    Balita ba yan?

    Palagi namang late yang kumag na yan.

    Kung gumigising nga, eh tanghali na!

    Para naman kayong naninibago kay sinto-sinto.

  • BatangSingapore

    kung hindi ba naman talagang Abnoy yan pangulo.  Tapos na eleksyon nangangampanya pa.  trip nya talaga mga ganyan yun nambobola ng publiko. hahhahahahha

    may sayad na talaga.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3TWVIBNBHJIBKXLUC5IT2JYM5E Harry

    The agenda this time is complicated. There is again the problem of the South China Sea, the North Korean rocket tests, Asean common market, Myanmar post-election, etc. Too much heavy stuff to handle but nothing on anti-corruption which is the President’s forte.



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