After Christmas with kin, Aquino tries getaway

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President Benigno Aquino. FILE PHOTO

President Aquino spent Christmas Day with his closest kin, but the bachelor leader might as well brace himself for colder nights as he goes up Wednesday to Baguio to catch the all-familiar chill of the City of Pines this time of the year.

Communications Secretary Ricky Carandang told the Philippine Daily Inquirer Tuesday that Mr. Aquino was “with family” on Christmas Eve, although he was not sure whether the Aquino clan was celebrating at the family house on Times Street, Quezon City, or the Cojuangco ancestral house in Forbes Park, Makati.

“Not sure (but) usually in Forbes,” said the chief of the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office, referring to the ancestral home of the Cojuangco side of the family of the late President Corazon Aquino.

Secretary Hermino Coloma, head of the Presidential Communications Operations Office, told the Inquirer the President spent the day with his family and his household and close-in staff for fellowship. He also visited parents’ and other relatives’ graves at Manila Memorial Park.

“Today (Tuesday), he had lunch with relatives and will watch Kris’ new movie,” said Coloma, referring to the comedy movie “Sisterakas,” a Star Cinema and Viva Entertainment entry to the 38th Metro Manila Film Festival.

The President and select members of the Cabinet will go up to Baguio City on Wednesday, where they are expected to spend Christmas break for a few days before returning to Malacañang.

In a recent interview with the media, the President revealed that he was looking forward to spending a stress-free Christmas vacation for at least three days.

But he said he doubted whether this would be a perfect case of being out of sight, out of mind.

“Just remember, I’m not just Chief Executive of the Filipinos in the country but also of something like 10 million Filipinos outside of the country. In the event of a Somali pirate attack, we’re involved; Arab Spring, regardless of the country, we’re involved; the Korean peninsula flare up, we’re involved; the world economy gone bad, we’re involved,” said the President.

“So I’m fixated that I have six years to effect not just changes but transformational changes that will stick. So I’ve given myself that pressure that I have to be able to face everybody by 2016, and I maximize the opportunity for everybody’s benefit and have that inclusive growth and all maximized opportunities,” he said.

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  • pangitbudhiko

    wow very big talk cominG from a ”NON PERFORMER”

    • panugda7

      Mga losers..kahit anong sabihin nila..Presidente pa rin si Noynoy Aquino..

      • pangitbudhiko

        yes, you are absolutely right he is still the president, and that’s  what you get in return for not participating in the election’ you are left being govern by your inferior, (plato)

      • shane oy

        taray .. inferior daw omg look who’s talking.

      • antonioluna

        bading! nyahahaha

      • antonioluna

        ang mga losers yung mga bumoto sa kanya.  Tulad mo! ngekngekngek…

  • pangitbudhiko

    the Filipinos living and working outside the country don’t need you, what you should be doing is to be the president of the Philippines,  and help them have three square meals a day and Jobs , that is what you should be doing after almost three years wala ka pa ring maipakitang umunlad ang Pilipinas, wag kanang pumasok duon sa sinasabi mo, Mahirap

    • sakinlang

      A very tall order ! Sobrang rich na ng mga pinoy to own 3 miills. Ano .ba yan , flour mills o steel mills? Tig 3 gusto mo ha! He! He!

      • pangitbudhiko

        okay I have corrected it, now what do you want? you understand the first post and you’re   just trying to be a smart aleck

    • jseesus

      wala cgurong pamasko etong bata…heheh…

    • shane oy

      nah, ako kailangan ko sya as president so mali na agad sinabi mo. speak for yourself only.

      • pangitbudhiko

        kung isa kang OFW at kailangan mo si abnoy bilang president, because your not doing good working abroad, better go back to the Philippines. Now Kung nasa Pilipinas ka eh talagang kailangan mo nga siya dahil nakikita na Talagang “””””IDOL”””” mo nga si abnoy  dahil lahat ng sagot mo  dito sa forum dinidipensahan mo si abnoy. Magkano ang bayad sa iyo.

      • shane oy

        ano raw? pakilinaw nga. 
        am doing good .. actually so far so good nga eh…. sorry mali pag intiende mo di ko sya idol okay. hindi na nila kailangan ako bayaran para magkomento dito dahil kumikita ako ng pera hindi sa pamamagitan ng paninira ng kapwa tao. if you are against somebody magbigay ng solid figures to support your statement hindi lang basta hakahaka at feeling mo lang.  tama ba na tawagin mo kapwa mo tao na abnoy ? 

      • antonioluna

        “ndi ko sya idol”… hahahahahaha in denial pa!

      • pangitbudhiko

        Shame, walang nga ipapakitang solid figure na accomplishment ni Abnoy, but maraming solid figure ng kanyang kapalpakan,
        1. ng magbigay siya ng limang million piso sa MNLF sa Japan pa!
        2. Ng Pugutan ng ulo ang 19 soldiers sa Mindanao, ano sabi niya hindi tutugisin ang mga bandido, ng nagalit ang bayan bumaligtag agas sabit naman niya tutugisin ang mga bandido.
        3. Ng siya ay kumandidato sabi niya gagawin batas ang F.O.I. bill sa lalong madaling Panahon, halos tatlong taon na siya presidente hangang ngayon waa p[arin FOI
        4. Ang Luneta Hostage Fiasco, hindi niya sinibak yung ka alyado niya dahil KKK
        5. Ng binagyo ang Mindanao, pinadala niya si Roxas, at sabi niya mula kay roxas malalaman niya ang tunay na nangyari.

      • pangitbudhiko

        quote unquote “”am doing good…actually so far so good”” so the way I look at it, its not good. If I will answer I will say SO FAR VERY VERY GOOD AND i AM DOING GREAT IN MY LINE OF WORK AND MAY PAY, IS WAY ABOVE ANYBODY WHO HAS THE SAME QULIFICATION AS i I HAVE. That is just to show to everybody that I am really doing very very good.

      • antonioluna

        syempre kelangan mo sya, malaki ata bayad sayo…. eh di wala kang pambili pagkain pag wala na yung idol mo. hehe

  • pangitbudhiko

    if you want to have a stress free time resign, you will have all the time now to be happy, play with Joshua and to look for a wife who will tolerate your smoking and can  bear you 5 kids that’s all you wish for the new year. ”’RESIGN NOW, NOW NOT LATER”’ PLEASE DO  and you can get all those new years wishes, and please
    do a favor to the Juanas, and the Juan’s

    • Sippho

      ok…and you will replace him hahaha…

      • pangitbudhiko

        sinabi ko ba na ako ang papalit???  dude make a comment on what I wrote, please don’t  be sarcastic

      • shane oy

        talaga? how ironic then. what you wrote is a piece of trash how can people comment on it? nag iisip k ba>? sorry mali … may isip ka ba?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MZOKC6X7Q52Z4E5VLYNB7GF72Y Kaloy

       Eh seryoso ka pala bakit ang comment  mo tamang tama sa pen name mo. You’re a big brainless joker.

  • Gerald Abueva

    Intrigero talaga itong si Michael Lim Ubac. Times Street is for the not-so-wealthy Aquinos. Forbes Park is for the sobrang yaman Cojuangcos. One inevitably looks down on the other. Kahit paano may namamagitan sa dalawang pamilya.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GYYFBINDMTZHM6TDHPB667452M agustin

    Before he run for president he had asked himself : kaya ko ba maging presidente ? upon consultations with some senior and retired dignitaries he was convinced to run. the result now is christmas pressure in which he wants stress free. a president should be available 24 hours a day and not be hiding.

    • pangitbudhiko

      yes, running after the welfare of 96 million pilipinos will always be stressfull, specially if 97% of the 96 million pinoys are living below the poverty line.

    • sakinlang

      Have you heard about Martha’s vineyard?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GYYFBINDMTZHM6TDHPB667452M agustin

         No, please enlighten me.

      • shane oy

        here candles on your graves.

      • pangitbudhiko

        Sakinlang, pasensiya ka na wala sa Pilipinas yung ganuon Television show “Martha Stewart Show”‘

      • sakinlang

        So sorry! I was not referring to any television show.

      • nakatutok

        mali ka diyan mr GUESS SPEAKER…..meron po….sa lifestyle network….baka yang kausap mo walang cable TV…

      • pangitbudhiko

        putangina mo nabuhay ka, dapat sa iyo naputokan ng mg paputok diyan, hangang ngayon walka ka paring binatbathindut ka parin

      • pangitbudhiko

        hindut ka wala ka talagang binatbat. Kaputaputahang ka ng ina mo. take this to a french speaking person, “”vous etes un imbecile stupide rien mieux pour faire, mais essayer seulement de vous faire regarder entellgent”””

      • pangitbudhiko

        hindut ka wala ka talagang binatbat. Kaputaputahang ka ng ina mo. take this to a french speaking person, “”vous etes un imbecile stupide rien mieux pour faire, mais essayer seulement de vous faire regarder entellgent”””

      • pangitbudhiko

        vous etes un gran debauche de mere, vous baisant l’imbecile

      • antonioluna

        words cannot fathomless express the fcuks we give…

    • http://twitter.com/eddeguzman2312 eduardo de guzman

      eh computer nga napapagod din, all work and no play makes Juan a dull boy (remember this ha, peace)

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GYYFBINDMTZHM6TDHPB667452M agustin

         ang nagkocomputer ang napapagod hindi ang computer mismo.

      • jseesus

        ano yung overheat…

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GYYFBINDMTZHM6TDHPB667452M agustin

         NO MAINTENANCE (noynoying).

      • antonioluna

        huwaw… napapagod pala yung computer… 

  • Beguine

    Next thing we know he’s down with the flu and did not enjoy
    at all the few days’ Holiday Season hiatus.

    Anyway, what’s so hard with his job, since he has not made
    any landmark and milestone changes in the overall situation
    in this country? After already being in office long enough!

    He’s so hardworking he likes to say again and again… oh
    please give us a break!  

    • http://twitter.com/akongednamzug akongednamzug

      Wow, astig ang dating mo pre ! ! !

    • shane oy

      hahahah ikaw ano ba nagawa mo para sa bayaN./? magdakdak ng magdakdak ng walang kwentang bagay yan…. o please give us a break from your walang kwentang dak dak.

      • antonioluna

        nyahahaha.. quota na ba? o gusto pa ng extra income by overtime?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PM6JHCFR2KT2AURMWRDUXBNLQY Darwin

        Standard answer ng hepatards yang ani ang nagawa mo o ikaw na lang mag presidente kahit gasgas na. As to nagawa sa Bayan, we pay our taxes. As to being president, Alisin nila si abnuy at ipalit nila ako. Pakita ko na even at my worst day, I can still run this country better than Pnoy and his zombies.

    • jurbinsky77

      Arroyo, Estrada, Ramos, Marcos were all hard working?

      Maybe Pres Ramos was not as corrupt as the rest but he was so busy selling public patrimony.

  • pcosmachine

    US President Barack Obama gets a two-week Christmas holiday break in his home state of Hawaii every year while on-call 24 hours a day for any national security matters that may happen while on vacation.

    President Aquino only gets a three-day Christmas break while also on-call 24 hours a day for any national security matters and his critics are whining about it. The President deserves more than just three days.

  • William Dave

    he could use the break.he deserves it.

    • pangitbudhiko

      william, he doesn’t deserve any break. He’s  always on break from the time he assumed the presidency of the philippines

      • shane oy

        guni guni mo lang yan.

      • pangitbudhiko

        wow shame, lahat ng post mo dinipensa mo si abnoy, magkano bayad mo

      • shane oy

        don’t worry di ko kailangan ang bayad nila. kaya ko magtrabaho ng matino para kumita ng pera.

      • pangitbudhiko

        shame kaya mong kumita ng matino, kaya pala kailangan mo si abnoy,

  • jojo webmail

    if only YOU PHILIPPINOES are as hard working as your president, you’re country will not be  3rd world. just opinion.. Thank you!

    • jaygibi

      our incompetent president is not workholic, he’s alcoholic..

    • zh

      We’re 2nd world country already, nung gloria days pa nag 2nd world ang Philippines.

    • antonioluna

      if we are as “hard-working” as our president.. I think we would be worst!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DKHID3EEHTG27U5JXRIIUVKXQA Jose Rizal

    Next time don’t be fooled by tag lines…elect a president which came from the grass roots and made his way up to the top, thru hardwork, with brains, moral suasion and a man of action.
    Hahahahahahaha!

    • sakinlang

      Electing a president “which came from the grass roots” is too bad. You will not have a human president then! Hahahahahahahahahahahaha!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/SYG36KOOLRY47VA3ICPJJ5CQTQ ADD

         HEHEHE, so we’re electing bermuda grass then.

      • pangitbudhiko

        another one of the yellow zombies

      • shane oy

        kung ako ay zombie ikaw ano ka?
        santo?

      • antonioluna

        ay… inamin na nga na zombie siya! nyahahahahaha!

      • pangitbudhiko

        wow you took it literally, now sino ang may isip.

      • sakinlang

        I’m sure, hindi ikaw!

      • antonioluna

        medyo mataas nga presyo ng utak mo eh… kasi, slightly used!

      • sakinlang

        Yung sa yo unused! Hahahahahahahhaha!

      • antonioluna

        nyek! titira lang, wala pang originality… tawang tawa ka na sa comment mo? ay, wawa naman…

      • antonioluna

        ay… tangengot! wahahaha

      • sakinlang

        Ikaw yun at yung kumpare mong Jose Rizal! Hahahahahahahaha!

      • antonioluna

        huh? may tangengot na nag-reply! nyahaha!

    • boybakal

       Then, Binay fits your descritption….Binay for President.

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

    so many choices for things to do and places  to go to  for someone who always shirks and gets away from doing his job.

  • ruiznelli

    Ok talaga ABNOY na Presidente niyo mga Yellow Zombies, very ‘transparent’.. transparent na TAMAD!!

    • shane oy

      inggit ka lang presidente sya, ikaw ano? gusto mo maging presidente ka rin, dahil sabi mo tamad sya ngaun ikaw palitan mo sya dahil masipag ka. sabi mo yellow zombies, oh well kung zombie ako di ko pipiliin kainin ang utak mo dahil walang laman. 

      • ruiznelli

         Another slave of the EMPEROR’s New Clothes, everything looks good on your ABNOY leader!

      • jurbinsky77

        What is “EMPEROR’s New Clothes”?

    • jurbinsky77

      You can hit your head with a stone but whatever you post here is not applicable to the President.

      You and your family owe so much to your so-called “yellow zombies”, the Yellow Movement was able to eyeball marcos and kicked him out. That movement had provided a ttmeplate for all the people of the world on how to regain freedom and self-respect.

      You can perhaps try to exercise respect too. Just once, hear him out and then make your assessment of the man. I for one consider the President smart and courageous. There was no one before who spoke and did something against the institutionalized corruption in every aspect of Filipino existence. Many individuals like you have the “three-monkey” attitude in the past. If you believe that Mr Aquino is really inadequate, you can organize a group to organize rallies and voice out the issues you thiink remain unattended. But make sure that you will be barking at the right tree.,

      For all the things that ail this country, you can pause and ask yourself, “what I have done so far for my country men and for myself”.

      • ruiznelli

         Are you blind!? oh well, palibhasa your a slave of the EMPEROR’s New Clothes, everything looks good on your ABNOY leader!

  • antonioluna

    naks, ayan na ang mga tagapagtangol ni ngoy!  padamihan na ng likes yan!

  • Your_King

    Aquino is enjoying his Christmas which is good. How about the millions of victims from typhoon ‘Pablo’? Aquino taking another vacation and not working is nothing new in the Philippines. His work mainly consist of giving speeches and talking behind podiums which essentially is the same thing but i thought it would be nice to make his list of work more than one.

    • jurbinsky77

      Delegate and let the local authorirties make themselves useful.

      Sometimes we tend to think that the Cheif Executive having been to the devastated areas already should do what we think is doable but in reality, we need time to let the application of the solution go through its course.

      This is the first time in the history of the Philippines that many people assume that they know better, mainly becuase some avowed enemies of the President have been doing the demolition job to the effect that they fill their minds with the poisoned notion that this President is inadequate.

      I have been through several Presidents, from Pres Garcia, Macapagal, marcos, Aquino, Ramos, Estrada and Arroyo. I can say without reservation that we should try to sympathize with Pres Aquino – without sympathy we will never understand him.

      • Your_King

        I don’t think sympathizing Aquino is helpful. If he is productive then good but because he is inadequate doesn’t mean we should sugar coat the reality of his underwhelming performance as President.

      • pangitbudhiko

        garcia became president after magsaysay was killed in a Plane crashed  in Mount Pinatubo on March 17, 1957, so kung gayong bata ka pa ngayong. Your still young. as for giving sympathy to abnoy he does not deserve it, I was around when Magsaysay was killed in a plane crashed in mount Pinatubo and I was already in High School, you’re still a young stud

      • blainz

        Magsaysay’s plane was named “Mt. Pinatubo” but the site of the crash was in Mt. Manunggal.

      • jurbinsky77

        Did you get what blainz wrote below? I hope that you are not forgetting a lot of things.

        I never consider myself as a “stud”

      • pangitbudhiko

        Okay thanks for clarifying things,  so your not a “”stud””” SO WHAT ARE YOU THE ”’MALE RECEIVER””” THANKS, GOT  YA, HA HA HA, MORE TALK MORE MISTAKE. HE HE HE BHE

      • jurbinsky77

        Did you post that you were already around when Magsaysay died? Did you also forget civility or some token of maturity? I thiink you are just a teen-ager.

      • pangitbudhiko

        okay so what’s your point “””madam””
         

      • pangitbudhiko

        thanks for thinking that I am still a teen-ager

      • pangitbudhiko

        ARE YOU ONE OF THE STEERING COMMITTEE OF THE ”RAINBOW COMMUNITY”””

      • PlumberfromCanada

        PLANE CRASH lang po..hindi “PLANE CRASHED”!!!! 2013 na BOPOL ka pa din sa grammar??? HAPPY NEW YEAR mr GUESS SPEAKER…

      • pangitbudhiko

        putangina mo nabuhay ka, dapat sa iyo naputokan ng mg paputok diyan, hangang ngayon walka ka paring binatbathindut ka parin

      • pangitbudhiko

        wag kanang gumamit ng ibang username, wala ka parin binatbat hindut ka wala ka talagang binatbat. Kaputaputahang ka ng ina mo. take this to a french speaking person, “”vous etes un imbecile stupide rien mieux pour faire, mais essayer seulement de vous faire regarder entellgent”””

      • PlumberfromCanada

        Mt Manungal ang site ng crash….ayusin mo pag google lolo…

      • pangitbudhiko

        putangina mo nabuhay ka, dapat sa iyo naputokan ng mg paputok diyan, hangang ngayon walka ka paring binatbathindut ka parin

      • pangitbudhiko

        hindut ka wala ka talagang binatbat. Kaputaputahang ka ng ina mo. take this to a french speaking person, “”vous etes un imbecile stupide rien mieux pour faire, mais essayer seulement de vous faire regarder entellgent”””

      • pangitbudhiko

        hindi maganda ang budhi mo, isa kang salot sa lipunan

      • pangitbudhiko

        hindut ka wala ka talagang binatbat. Kaputaputahang ka ng ina mo. take this to a french speaking person, “”vous etes un imbecile stupide rien mieux pour faire, mais essayer seulement de vous faire regarder entellgent”””

      • pangitbudhiko

        wag kanang gumamit ng ibang username, wala ka parin binatbat hindut ka wala ka talagang binatbat. Kaputaputahang ka ng ina mo. take this to a french speaking person, “”vous etes un imbecile stupide rien mieux pour faire, mais essayer seulement de vous faire regarder entellgent”””

  • http://www.facebook.com/red.allaga Red Allaga

    Obama spent Christmas in Hawaii.  Presidents are humans too. But they are on top of the situation.  I don’t think they are not doing their job.  I have trust in the President no matter what useless comments are told. They are unfounded anyway.

  • jurbinsky77

    For all the stupid remarks posted here, we cannot provide you with anything to satify your desires.

    Ron White saud” you cannot fix stupid”.

  • boybakal

    Last week or two weeks ago, Pnoy said that He has no holidays, work work and work.
    Even on New Year’s Eve, he said he was making New Resolutions for the country and people.
    Now he watched MMFF movie, and going to Baguio for his Getaway and Hideaway.
    Which is which…working or working and playing.

  • disqusted0fu

    the president is now in his element… breaks, vacations, good times! if Aquino’s presidency was as good as how he takes breaks, the Philippines would be blossoming by now! 

  • pangitbudhiko

    according to CNN and BBC there was a fire that burned a large portion of  a slum area in San Juan City, and the slum duellers where trying to grab the firemens host at nagkarupn ng riot isang tao ang patay, Siguro Abnoy kailangam bumalik sa Manila, wag Pinadala si Roxas para malaman ang tutong nangyari

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VDMUJ6NKKCLWRMVMJRLJFI633I Rene V

       i think that other elected officials can do that job. ano pa ang purpose nila?

    • nakatutok

      “SLUM DUELLERS”????  ha ha ha ha..HAPPY NEW YEAR….2013 na BOPOL pa din sa spelling…

      • pangitbudhiko

        putangina mo nabuhay ka, dapat sa iyo naputokan ng mg paputok diyan, hangang ngayon walka ka paring binatbathindut ka parin

      • pangitbudhiko

        hindut ka wala ka talagang binatbat. Kaputaputahang ka ng ina mo. take this to a french speaking person, “”vous etes un imbecile stupide rien mieux pour faire, mais essayer seulement de vous faire regarder entellgent”””

      • pangitbudhiko

        vous etes un gran debauche de mere, vous basiant l’embecile

  • Rolly257

    Cheap naman ang napiling bakasyunan ng Presidente, samantalang ang marami sa naging presidente, sa posh New York, Paris or London ang puntahan.

  • virgoyap

    It’s normal for a President to take a break. He is human too. Allowing our body to take a rest will make us physically healthy thus in turn will enable us to serve the people more effectively.

  • jurbinsky77

    Some of you still insist that President Aquino is inadequate for the job. But have you noticed, even avid oppositionist never labeled him as such. Only the people who do not have any clue on what this President is doing imagine things and think it is hip to disrespect his Office and his existence as a person.

    If you want a corrupt leader, just wait for another 3 years. Plenty are awaiting. The Binays, father and sons, Estrada, Estrada’s concubines, the Pinedas of Pampanga, the Galvez of San Ildefonso, Bulacan, Jackie Enrile, the jueteng operators in every province

  • turbogirl9

    A VERY GOOD ACTOR, JUST CAPTURE TONIGHT ON GMA NEWS ……. VERY HARD WORKING DUDS SIGNING PAPERS SHOWN CHANNEL 7 NETWORK … LOOK LIKE VERY REAL… DECEITFUL TO MANY 

  • turbogirl9

    CAMERA ACTION…………….

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