PRESIDENT Noy?s popularity has sharply gone down in the entire country, except in Metro Manila, according to a survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS).
The President?s popularity will further go down because people will realize that he?s a do-nothing Chief Executive.
He starts work at 10 a.m. and knocks off early, according to some Palace insiders.
This is because he goes to bed very late.
?He is a night person,? said one of my Palace sources.
P-Noy is so unlike his predecessors, Fidel V. Ramos and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who worked early in the morning and finished late in the evening.
P-Noy and Erap are of the same mold.
The only difference between them is that P-Noy doesn?t drink alcohol.
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President Noy will never marry because he?s enjoying his life as a bachelor.
He dates different women almost every night, according to my sources.
The President?s hedonistic ways might take a toll not only on his popularity but on his health as well.
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Even before he could mark his first year in office on May 11, Gov. Baham Mitra of Palawan is facing a recall election.
Many people are dissatisfied with his performance as the province?s chief executive.
Some are even clamoring for another election so they can have another chance to have a new governor.
People have realized that Baham Mitra is not like his father, the late Ramon Mitra Jr., who was impeccably honest, a Palaweño told me over the weekend.
There are suspicions the younger Mitra misspent his share of the Malampaya fund when he was congressman.
It takes only 45,000 signatures from voters in the province for the Commission on Elections to hold a recall election.
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Americans are so naïve.
They complain that Pakistan?s intelligence agency did not help in looking for Osama bin Laden who was hiding in an area in Pakistan where their generals live.
Pakistan is a Muslim country, so it is but natural that a segment of its population was sympathetic toward Bin Laden, a fellow Muslim.
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On page A17 of Wednesday?s Inquirer was a photo of airport policemen (not PNP cops) lugging MP-5 machine pistols at the entrance of Naia 1 Terminal.
They?d better be sure they know how to use that gun.
It takes hundreds, no, thousands of rounds fired at the shooting range to be able to master the handling of that sophisticated German-made gun.