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Cousin hopes Aquino would reduce smoking after 2016



Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV. Fat Reyes/INQUIRER.net

MANILA, Philippines – Paolo Benigno “Bam”  Aquino IV on Sunday defended the President’s smoking but expressed hope  that he would cut down  on his habit  when his term ends in 2016.

“Mas marami na pong taong nagpayo sa kanya (President Benigno Aquino III) na mas matalino at mas magaling ho sa akin at palagay ko naman ho ay pinakikingan nya yan. Kaya lang talaga, I guess, napaka-stressful  ng trabaho nya. Baka po ito na mismo ang pinaka –escape nya, outlet nya,”  Aquino IV said in an interview over Radyo Inquirer 990AM.

“But I’m hoping na siguro pagkatapos ng kanyang presidency baka  po magkapanahon na  sya talaga na mag-lessen na po sa paninigarilyo,” he said.

The President’s cousin made the statements when asked about his stand on the controversial  sin tax bill, which seeks  imposition of  higher taxes on tobacco and alcohol products. And he threw his support behind  the  bill.

“Ako kasi hindi naman ako naninigarilyo. Mas malaya akong magsalita tungkol dito,” he said.

In supporting the bill, Aquino IV cited the experience of other countries, which impose higher taxes on tobacco products.

“Palagay ko tama lang na i-push po natin ito,” he said but was quick to acknowledge the possible effects of  the passage of the  bill on tobacco farmers.

Although it was not proven that the higher imposition of taxes on tobacco products would result to unemployment of its farmers,  Aquino IV said the  government should a prepare  a program to address such concern.

“I think in terms of balancing  that, meron na man po tayong kakayahan na masiguradong  matutulungan itong mga farmers natin,” he added.


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Tags: Paolo Benigno "Bam" Aquino IV , sin tax bill


  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LPURETRVSTHKUZIDD3VPT2JO6I Jose Rizal

      I think the cousin of the President meant that the latter will use the brand HOPE as his official cigarette when the SIN TAX BILL will be passed….

  • MULEN

    A lot of spindoctors here in PDI working for “Bum” Aquino.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

       Nahalata mo rin ba?

  • Rap88

    “…mas marami na pong tao na mas matalino at magaling ang nagpayo kay kuya Pnoy na to quit smoking”-Bam… but those same advisers may be having some problem of quitting from womanizing, gambling, drinking and stealing from the gov’t coffers, that’s why Pnoy is not listening.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

    Nasa tao na rin iyan.  If he’s really serious and determined to quit smoking, he can.  Pero inunahan na niya noon pa ang mga kaibigan at kritiko nang sabihin niya na wala naman iba siyang bisyo kundi yosi at panlaban sa stress.

  • Palparan

    di nga titigil si abnoy lalo na na galing kay Llamas yung niyo-yosi nya…hahahahaha!

  • disqusted0fu

    its all in the mind. but if the mind is not working, forget about it. you will never be able to quit.

  • Mattino2011

    Hayaan ninyo siya baka gs2 niya state funeral na,,,,tigas ng ulo

  • $18209031

    Basta silahis , masarap ang magsisigarilyo.

  • mekeni62

    tama na kasi ang kapupuna sa pagyoyosi ni Pnoy. nakikisabit pa itong batang Aquino. Pabayaanng magyosi nang magyosi kung duon siya masaya. matanda na iyan alam na ang kaniyang ginagawa.

    • http://twitter.com/d3marketers SAMMY

      Siyempre kandidato eh kahit anong issue sasakyan para mapag-usapan. Hmmm….next article would be, “BAM Aquino wants his cousin to get married by 2016….”

      • mekeni62

        ah malaking kabaliwan na iyan. ha ha.

    • disqusted0fu

      correct! plus, could noynoying be that stressful??? 

  • http://twitter.com/d3marketers SAMMY

    Bakit po sya titigil? Ok pa naman president natin ah? Di pa naman halata ang smoker’s cough pag nagsasalita sya sa harap ng madla. Dapat nga dun ibinibigay lahat sa prez natin ang tobacco lobby money kasi sya ang number 1 product endorser ng yosi sa Pinas

  • txtman

    NO TO ILLEGAL BLACK SAND MINING IN
        ILOCOS SUR

    MAAWA NAMAN KAYO SA MGA TAO

    MADAMI NA KAYONG PERA

    HINDI NA NINYO KAILANGAN YAN

    CALLING, MS. GINA LOPEZ

    SANA WAG PO KAYONG MATAKOT SA
        MGA ILLEGAL BLACK SAND MINERS SA 
        ILOCOS SUR

    MGA BUHAY PO NAKASALALAY DYAN

    • beerhunters

      God has ordained that it is the humans that should benefit from the animals, plants, land, minerals  and other naturally occurring substance or resource on earth. Read the Bible!!

  • TuwadNaDaan

    Sure na you are losser….Obligarch…!!!

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

    Nobody gives a fcuk about what you think Bam.

  • boshog

    Besides his health,  his love life would also improve, ladies might not want to kiss an ashtray. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PMETJPLQYHRUZTKIADETEYTGXE Mario

    and so what ? and who cares?

  • boldyak

    Kahit walang kwentang comment basta manews lang ayos na yan….sabit lang sa issue…ang baba pa rin ng tingin sa mga botante…

  • Isa_Ka_Pa

    BAM, wala kaming pakialam sa kababawan mo ! Bakit nasa front page ito, pang tabloid na balita walang kwenta

  • robrano

    to MULEJN
    you wrote: A lot of spindoctors here in PDI working for “Bum” Aquino.
    And it looks you are very right. Otherwise, such bullsh.. wouldnot be at a frontpage. Who cares about such nonsense blabla? It just shows what is to expect from such guy as a senator. If ever he has one advantage, then it is being a cousin of Noy, which is not really any positive advantage. Just put the sisters also all in congress, senate or cabinet, and soon there is a “Bangsaqino besides the sold out Bangsamoro.

  • Stuubs

    cousin Bam-Bam is right. Big cousin Noy-Noy should stop smoking some horse sh!t…. because he’s been acting strange lately…he just summoned the palace chefs and demanded that no more pork will be served during dinner, unless it’s halal !…he’s been seen wearing malong (muslim’s tubelike cloth) and ordered some more from lanao because he thinks it’s good for a nite wear..and lecturing his sister Kris about modesty! telling her that wearing a burka is more appropriate for her..finally, the weirdest of all!. he just decided to adopt a muslim name for himself it’s Aqui Jakoling …heheh HAPPY MILF DAY TO ALL

  • Guest

    Alam ng mga
    senador ang trabaho nila kaya wag ng makialam ang executive department sa
    panukalang sin tax bill. Trabaho ng Kongreso, di ng Palasyo.

  • Guest

    Kung ipipilit nila yang sobrang napakataas na buwis na iyan, aba’y baka lumipat ng mga cigarette
    companies sa ibang bansa sa ASEAN. Di malaki ang epekto niyan sa PHL?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YXF5QOV65XHXJTQB4R6SEOGUCU gilbert

    bam,umisip ka naman ng matalinong issue na magpapakilala syo, di yang walang kwentang bisyo ng amain mo,nakakahiya ka,ipinapakita mo lang na ganyan ka kabobo katulad ng amain mong bakla, anong pakialam ng mga tao kung mautas na sa paninigarilyo ang amain mo,baka akala mo mga bobong katulad mo ang mga nagbabasa ng mga online news, sayang ka, mabuti pa manahimik ka na lang at wag ng makadagdag pa sa problema ng pinas, pweeeeh, tsekwa ka nga !

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/774GDBSB7VKLWOSCFNUWDASE24 Roby

    P@#$nginang Inquirer to, makasipsip lang sa mga lahing abnoy lahat ibinalita kahit walang wawa

  • Cal_Reznick

    One thing we’ve learned during this Administration’s tenure is…

    Don’t get your hopes up.



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