Coughing President worries Lucena City audience

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President Aquino: ‘Feeling the rigors of election campaigns’. AP

LUCENA CITY, Philippines—Troubled by a severe coughing fit as he delivered a campaign speech here, members of the audience appealed to President Aquino to stop smoking.

“His coughing was bad. He is frail apparently because of the pressures of being president and the rigors of the campaign,” Concha Rivera told the Inquirer after the rally.

Rivera offered this piece of advice: “Mr. President, stop smoking. Cigarettes will slowly kill you.”

Severe coughing spells interrupted the President’s speech six times.

A cameraman of a television crew said the President earlier in Lucban suffered coughing spells there thrice.

After one fit, the President told the crowd Health Secretary Enrique Ona had been advising him to take it easy and get some rest.

A college student in the audience said he felt for the President every time he coughed.

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  • superpilipinas

    Maybe not because of smoking…

    baka H7N9 BIRD FLU.

    he-he-he. lagyan ng condom mga “bird”….courtesy of RH.

  • BoyBakal

    He is frail apparently because of the pressures of being president and the “RIGORS OF THE CAMPAIGN.”

    Kundi ba naman may tupak tupak, bakit kailangan niyang mangampanya para sa iba.
    Di tuloy makaporma ang mga kandidato, kasi gusto niya siya ang center of attraction.

    Presidente na siya ano pa gusto niya.

    A President that is good, one endorsement of him will make a candidate win.
    Di na kailangan ang kanyang presence.

    • speaksoftlylove

      Kaya pala maraming kandidato niya na ayaw sumama sa campaign sorties.

      Iwas pusoy baka mahawa. TB na yan.

  • M_FLO

    PLEASE STOP SMOKING MR. PRESIDENT. THANK YOU.

    • $8866117

      smoke to your heart content.

  • padrefaura

    malapit nang mamatay si Pnoy. sorry na lang sa paid posters dito sa forum na ito, mawawalan na sila ng boss.

    • Marx Louis Wang

      ano ka propeta?

      • padrefaura

        mag-ipun ipon ka na, delikado na ang amo nyo. hahaha

    • southDUDE

      I am not paid because I have a good job but i understand what the President is doing and for sure we are heading towards recovery from the dark past courtesy of GMA. Kuha mo? I personally don’t like his smoking habits though. Peace kabayan.

    • kismaytami

      Or more like, mawawalan ng kita.

  • $8705409

    You can’t stop an addict without the latter willingness to give up. Instead, why introduce electronic cigaratte – that could be safer.

  • BoyBakal

    Kung ganyan uubo ubo si Presidente dapat di na siya mangampanya pa.
    Hahawaan lang niya ang mga tao pag ubo niya.

    To keep bacteria or virus spreading, please stop campaigning Mr. President.

    • southDUDE

      I agree with you boybakal in this comment. Peace

    • Pio Gante

      dre walang gamot ang sakit na kinakalat niya.

  • speaksoftlylove

    Noi worries, kulang lang sa yosi yan.

    Hithit pa.

  • sigena

    ayos yan magkalat ng TB sa mga kkk

  • piskay

    nagkasakit sya ,hinde dahil sa pamamahala ng bayan kundi sa pangangampanya..sayang ang pera na sinahod ng bayan kung ma epektohan ang pamamahala ng bayan dahil lang sa sobrang kampanya at nalimutan na ang bayan

  • jeff justice

    why worry about coughing up thick and slimy yellow matter…that is what he is made of. …he is a fellow yellow alright. ….let him be until he coughs up a piano.

  • BoyBakal

    Ayos lang yan kampanya kay Pnoy.
    Paguwi niyan sa Malacanang, tulog ang gagawin maghapon at magdamag.

  • Mr Moonlight

    1. Smokers cough
    2. Throat cancer
    3. Lung cancer
    4. Death bed
    5. Death
    6. Worst of all: Binay assumes presidency
    7. Daang baluktot is making a strong comeback courtesy of Binay

  • pedrongbata

    That could be a symptom of LUNG CANCER…… my dad once had that kind of symptom and after a couple of years………+.

  • BoyBakal

    if something happens to Pnoy….he will be best remembered as

    The Coughing President.

  • http://www.facebook.com/iyen.dev Iyen Dev

    The Smoking Gun President!He will not able to finish His term, this country will be in chaos.

    • Pio Gante

      the way he runs it, it is already.

  • noyab

    talagang autistic looking lang yan…

  • noyab

    MGA KKK BILIS BILISAN NINYO ANG KULIMBAT AT BAKA DI MAKATAPOS YAN….

    • piskay

      tapos na ang maligayang araw ng mga kkk kung mawawala na si pnoy

  • Adam_d_langgam

    mga ka tribo na hindi sang-ayon sa pamamalakad ni retard. huwag naman natin i-wish na matuloyan na si simeon. mas maganda naman siguro na healthy ang presidente natin.

    pero tigas ng ulo eh …. at tama ang observation ng ilan dito sa forum. eh hindi na nagtatrabaho ang retarded na presidente. puro pangampanya ang inaatupag. daming problema ng bansa na dapat ayosin …. mas importante pa ang kampanya kesa sa trabaho.

    at ang utos — 12-0. at ang mga “supoters” ni retard? tuwang-tuwa pa…. noong panahon ni gloria na ang inutos daw ay 12-0 para sa mga kandidato n’ya, electioneering daw. hay naku po . ….

    ang mga nauuto talaga ni budoy …..

    • southDUDE

      I beg to disagree with your baseless and ill-intent comment. Go to Syria if you don’t like the Philippines and the President governing it.

      • Adam_d_langgam

        he he he .. ang mga nauuto talaga ni budoy oo … kaya masaya si retard dahil daming kapareho mo …
        pag hindi payag sa palakad ni simeon d’ retard dapat umalis na sa bansa? he he he.. pag nanalo si nognog, aalis ka ba? what a moron.

      • southDUDE

        If Binay wins, I will cooperate. That’s democracy for me, you idiot

      • Adam_d_langgam

        no wonder you’re a retard … you will cooperate if binay wins? what if binay turns out to be worse than all the corrupt president combined?

        hey dork, go suck yourself … he hge he…. no chance……. yours is too small … hindi abot …

  • lawrence knight angel

    he inherited the presidency he inherited the cancer cells for sure delicado si nognog na ang presidente …..

    • Marcos5

      Let me tell you something > Cancer does not discriminate………smoker or non-smoker it can hit anyone and anytime young and old.

  • wawa2172

    PNoy is a certified member of Sunog Baga Incorporated. His days are numbered..ubo ubo ubohhhhhh. He knows it well that smoking is bad to his health and perhaps in more than 30 plus year of smoking his lungs is no longer fit for presidency. Dapat kasi may medical fitness record as a requirement for presidency or any elected position and at least a masters degree for national positions and college degree from a respectable university for local positions. Pasado si Noy sa academic requirements but sa medical results I am sure may spot na ang lungs niya kung mag pa X-Ray siya sa St. Luke or Makati Med. Smoking is the reason why wala pa siyang GF hangang ngayon dahil di niya kaya ang rounds of rigorous battle in bed dahil uubohin sya at kukulangin nang hangin. Just kidding Mr. President but magka edad kayo ni Dad and he is a none drinking and smoking fellow kay masayang masaya pa rin si Mommy..he he he.

  • mangtom

    Ang daming magagaling dito sa forum. Wala pang laboratory test result or diagnosis ng pathologist alam na nila ang sakit ng Presidente. Sobra ang galing ninyo. It is so easy to post loose, baseless statements.

    Would it not be more human or sensible not to pass judgment until we hear from someone knowledgeable on the subject? Opinion lang.

  • NAGMAMARUNONG

    JUST SMOKE IMPORTED FROM USA – MARLBORO LIGHTS. TRY SNIFFING WHITE FLOWER. ‘PAG HINDI MAPUTOL ANG BISYONG PANINIGARILYO.

  • mangtom

    correction: humane, not human.

  • m1600

    Ginagastos ni Simeon sa kampanya pera ng BAYAN kaya yan ang napapala nya UBO!

  • etomacq

    napapagod sya sa kaka kampanya dahil lang sa interest ng partido nya kaysa atupagin ang problema ng bayan.. ayaw pa hintuan ang sigrilyo. kelan ba talaga makakapag isip ng maayos si Noynoy? may pag asa pa ba syang magbago???

  • $8866117

    he will die soon, soon not later,and hope he has empyshema

    • Pinaslover

      You know what i admire your humility..inamin mo kasi na pangit ang budhi mo. Only few persons admit their imperfection.

      • $8866117

        you know what, I cal the color the way I see them, if I see red, I call and say it Red

  • Marcos5

    Eat a Philippine made Banana a Day it will keep out Cancer away.

    • penoy2012

      ay, type nya ‘yan. banana.

  • johnlordphilip

    I admire the President for his leadership but not on his BAD HABIT of smoking.

  • BoyBakal

    I really pity Pnoy, our president.
    He really works hard, up to the point of getting sick.
    Working hard for his candidates.

  • kabaliktaran

    para sa presidenteng wala namang ginagawa, napakasakitin nitong si Pnoy.

    • Timothy Te-Co

      I’m no follower of P-Noy but I believe your comment comes from the caves…you’ve been inside it long enough that you haven’t seen what the man has done.

  • dante74911

    kabaliktaran,,it is very easy to say na wlang ginagawa si Pnoy…Let us be factual..ok tayo based sa GDP,,of nman ang daang matuwid nya…we may not agree to all of the things he does,…but remember the majority of Filipinos gave him the mandate last 2010 until 2016,,respect please

    • kabaliktaran

      nag iimprove ang GDP natin hindi dahil kay Pnoy at ang kanyagn noynoying. dahil ito sa pagtaas ng consumption largely due to OFW remittances and sa laki ng population natin.
      Hindi matuwid ang daang matuwid nya. Respect is given to those who deserve respect. Kung binababoy na ang bansa mo, pano ka rerespeto?

  • kismaytami

    He should quit the palace job, and just concentrate on campaigning for his senate bets. Mababawasan pa ng gastos ang taumbayan sa kaka-travel niya sa pangangampanya.

  • dante74911

    Kabaliktarann..Napakalalim yta ng binababoy na word,,,Si Gloria,,,Would you say binababoy nya nun ang bansa?.

    • kabaliktaran

      yes

  • Horst Manure

    There is only one person who can make him stop, he needs will power which he does not have as yet.

    Smoking kill ask Yul Brenner

    • penoy2012

      who is yul brenner? i only know yul bryner.

      • JuanTamadachi

        :)

  • penoy2012

    Baka may TB na? As in Totally Bading.

  • Pok2

    Tingin ko AIDS hindi TB. 4000 pinoys at tent city in Saudi. Kung pinang hahakot niya yung C 130 ng kabayan natin sa Saudi, mas maganda sana kesa ginagamit lang niya sa kampanya. Kawawa ang bayan.

    • Pinaslover

      Pwede lang gawin yan ng gobyerno kapag may go signal ng saudi govt. hindi sila makauwi kasi gusto ng saudi govt idaan sa tamang proseso ayon sa batas nila bago pauwiin ang isang ofw at kasama na dyan ang settlement ng fines at NOC. Strikto sila sa batas nila di gaya natin. Kabayan ang decision sa pagpapauwi ay nasa kamay ng saudi govt ..gustuhin man ng gobyerno na hakutin man sila dyan. Our govt is offering them temporary shelter with aircon habang nakikipagnegotiate sila sa saudi govt kasi up to now wala pang sagot ang saudi pero konti lang nag avail nun most of our undocumented ofws refused mas gusto nila sa tent eh ang init pa naman dun.

      • $5699914

        Ignorante kasi ang isang iyan sa batas ng saudi, hindi ka rin niyan paniniwalaan.

      • Pinaslover

        Kala nya siguro basta basta makakapasok ang eroplano sa isang bansa na walang pahintulot. Pwedeng pasabugin yang c130 na yan kasi intrusion na lalabas yan at baka sa galit ng gobyerno ng saudi pauwiin pati mga OFWs na legal na nagtratrabaho dun na almost a million. Nakakaawa sila kung nakakaawa kaya lang iba ang mentality ng saudi eh unlike Kuwait na pinatawad na lang yung mga undocumented natin at pinauwi na lang

  • Pio Gante

    noynoy, magpalit ka nag brand ng yosi, kung meron pa try mo alhambra tapos pabaligtad mong tirahin tulad ng ginagawa ng labandera namin noon.

    • tarikan

      Pre, may asim pa ba ang labandera nyo noon? Pabaliktad mong tinitira, wow fantastic, artistic at acrobatic. Yung Alhambra merung sindi o wala?

    • kapalkupal

      pio tawag ka ng nanay mo. tirahin mo na daw sya pabaliktad

      • Pio Gante

        dre huwag kang ganyan, ako na lang asarin mo, huwag mo na idamay ermats ko.

        mapalad ka sa internet lang ito.:))

  • Wakats

    Lucena audience worried about PNoy’s incessant coughing – but somebody is happy and prays hard the coughing turns to CA – a man quiet hard to see because of his color….

    • TEAM PNOY

      Naku po, wag ka mag dilang anghel sabi nong tao na tinotukoy mo.

  • Pio Gante

    di kaya ng bisolvon yan kaya thinner ang bagay dyan dahil siguradong dilaw at makapit ang plema mo,

  • noynoyingalways

    YUCK! Puro yosi at chicks loolsz

  • tarikan

    Yosi at yong hindi nakaka-score sa chicks. Matindi maka sira ng health. Tingnan mo nga ang kotse pag walang change oil di ba palyado?

  • TEAM PNOY

    Si Noy – smoker
    Si Chiz – alcoholic
    Si Erap – Womanizer

    Si Binay = ?

    • jgl414567

      All of the above si Binay!

      • patukar

        Di naman pwede maging alcholic at womanizer si Noy kasi iba hilig nya! Umn!!

  • mangtom

    It’s pathetic to see many of the anti-President Aquino having a field day making fun of his coughing. You thank your lucky stars if you haven’t developed whatever he has. it is easy to make fun of someone who is not related to you or not your friend. I hope that you will not get what he has because you will say, if it happens to you, “sana hindi ako nagsalita o sumulat ng sinulat ko noon tungkul kay Noynoy Aquino.” Remember, what goes around comes around. You will have your day of reckonin.

    • $28797156

      magsama kayo ng amo mong tamad.

      • jgl414567

        Ikaw ang tamad at sira ulo pa, meron ta tayong matuwid at mabuting presidente binabatikos mo pa rin samantalang sa mga panahon ng mandarambong na si Erap at Gloria tahimik ka!

      • $28797156

        di mo ako kilala di rin kita kilala, paano mo masabi na tamad ako? si aquino III na ginagawa mong santo, nakikita ko at kilala kong napakatamad. ang galing pang maghanap ng masi-sisi.

  • Noriel Bernabe

    THE VERY FEW ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE SLACKER PRESIDENT (NOYNOY) SO FAR

    – UN Millennium Development Goals criticized the Philippines for lagging way behind schedule in achieving the targets for improved wellbeing. The Millennium Development Goals is a program for improving indicators on such basic things as bringing down infant mortality, improving nutrition and expanding access to public health care. The global program will end on 2015.

    – The Asian Development Bank, for its part, said that the Philippine government failed to address jobs situation. Our unemployment and underemployment rates have remained largely constant. The so-called “inclusive economic growth” is simply not happening.

    – The country likewise dropped several notches more in the lowest quartile of the Ease of Doing Business Index. The Index surveys government policies and ranks all countries from the most business-friendly to the least. The Philippines under the leadership of noynoy is struggling to make it to the bottom. This is ONE justifiable reason why noynoy’s government barely attracts Foreign Direct Investments. another reason can be attributed to noyony’s cancellation of several contracts administered during the previous administration without justifiable reason. As a result investors’ confidence is because they do not see that noynoy is even serious in honoring contracts.

    – Up until now, much vaunted PPP has no takers proof that investor’s confidence in noy’s government is very low. the budget for infrastructure is still being withheld because apparently noynoy’s government is still studying them. in short everything else are still drawing.

    – The infernal problem of bureaucratic red-tape has been hounding the cOuntry since time immemorial and the current admin has failed miserably in adressing this vital concern. streamlining bureaucratic processes is very important. However, noynoy aquino’s government can’t figure this out.

    the administration is like a headless chicken running in all directions. the infrastructure planning has always been chaotic and politically driven since noynoy assumed office. distribution of infrastructure projects passes through the prism of political patronage. most importantly, this administration failed to come up with strategic blueprint to support businesses.

    – According to noynoy’s NEDA chief, poverty situation in this country hasn’t changed even after noynoy’s government poured in 120 billion for CCT and an assured budget of 45 billion yearly. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that this government isn’t really doing anything solid to address job mismatch and the lack of job opportunities in this country.

    Yes, the economy’s plight will still remain afloat even is noynoying doesn’t do much on the economic aspect. for one, there’s this big bulk of money coming from OFW remittances. second, the BPO industry has been growing even before noynoy assumed office. third, because of our booming population, consumer demand is high thereby creating an illusion of economic prosperity. Even international observers noted that gdp increase was due to high demand. this is the same reason why multi-national companies gravitated to philippine market…

    • southDUDE

      You don’t need the president, you need God!

    • jgl414567

      Check your research because according to Major credit rating firms the Philippines under Pnoy has been rated as investment grade!

      • Adam_d_langgam

        and where are the investments? where are the jobs that these businesses created?

      • Mamang Pulis

        FITCH…. my a$$…

        at asan na ang mga investor at trabaho?

  • Guest

    at this point, quit or not he’ll die! sec. ona, alright!

  • AnastacioMamaril

    Di naman masama sa katawan paninigarilyo. Tignan nyo itsura ko lusog na lusog.

  • buttones

    Change the brand or just stop talking…end of problem,,,

  • kilabot

    that explains
    why flies and not people are going to lp rallies.
    the people are scared of being infected
    with noykapon spreading his saliva.

    isn’t constant coughing a symptom
    of hiv/aids infection?

    • jgl414567

      Be careful with your accusation your words are libelous!

      • Mamang Pulis

        libelous ba?

        may HIV/AIDS ba si simeon? sino ba yun may TULO noon??

  • BoyBakal

    Let’s not be too harsh and cruel to Pnoy.
    He is our president, our leader, let’s respect his position.
    Whenever he campaigns, we should go and whenever he talks, we should listen.
    Just bring handkerchief in case he coughs, we should cover our mouth.

  • Ommm

    He won’t give up smoking himself but feels comfortable taxing smoking citizens to death with a “sin tax” to force them to quit for the good of their own health…. the legacy of a true hypocrite… keep smoking, keep choking Pnoy…..

    • jgl414567

      You are the hypocrite and not a good and honest president like Pnoy!

  • mangtom

    pobre0000-karma, boy, karma.

  • estremengoles22

    Mamamatay na yan si ABNOY sa USOK at kalawang sa BURAT nya.

  • mekeni62

    end result is emphysema or lung Ca. he’s got only himself to blame. I’ve attended to these kind of patients and the suffering is horrible. not a nice way to die too.

  • klepto

    Ang mabuti diyan ihinto na ni Panot ang paninigarilyo at palitan na nya ng mar i juana.

  • disqusted0fu

    An unhealthy president both physically and mentally is an incompetent president, and it definitely shows in his performance or lack thereof.

  • disqusted0fu

    Pnoy’s coughing is not just caused by his endless smoking, but also by his endless talking. He has been proactive in campaigning that he barely misses a team pnoy sortie, almost disregarding his duties as a president of the country.

    If Pnoy gets severely ill or even departs because of smoking, that will give a good chance for Kris to win the VP in 2016 as she will get the sympathy votes that both Cory and Pnoy had.

  • talagalangha

    Yan ang Plemang Dilaw….dilaw na dilaw na, kayoyosi…

    Hindi kaya cancer na yan…kaya pala walang umaattend ng mga LP rallies, eh takot maubuhan ang mga tao…kahit sa presidente pa galing, ayoko madapuan ng TB o cancer…no?

    TB ba kamo…as in totally bading…baka namn AIDS na yan…yan kasi ang symptom eh…incessant coughing ang weakened immunity….o di ba, mga baklitang bloggers ng Malacanang?

    Go Mitos Magsaysay….you have my ONLY vote on my ballot!

    • Adam_d_langgam

      nakakaubo pala ang pagiging kalbo …

      reason”… pag nahamugan — todas. eh sa puro kampanya ang inaatupag … this onlu confirms na walang binatbat itong mongol na president. iba ang nagpapatakbo ng gobyerno

  • Ako_Hiking

    He should put the country first as he says and stop smoking to take care of his health but as is the case in many instances Aquino does only what Aquino wants. The rigors of being the President does not including working to improve the lives of the poverty stricken…it only includes campaigning for his Aquino candidates to improve the lives of his Aquino candidates

  • Mamang Pulis

    sana naman lord wag nyo muna kunin si simeon, malamang po kapag kinuha nyo yan makakalibre na naman sa sakay ng pangalan yun mga pinsan nya tatakbo…

    at ang masakit pa po–BAKA PO MAGKALAT ANG MAITIM na MALIGNO AT SAMPU NG KAMPON NYA SA PALASYO ….

    wag po loooorrrrdddd!!!!

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