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Noynoy acts like a spoiled brat

/ 03:36 AM July 17, 2014

In denouncing the Supreme Court for ruling against the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), President Noynoy was acting like a spoiled brat who did not get his way.

He has now declared war against the high court which, he thought, would support him since Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno is his appointee. Sereno led the high court in ruling the DAP unconstitutional by a 13-0 vote.


P-Noynoy worked hard for Congress to impeach and oust Sereno’s predecessor, Renato Corona.

The DAP, pooled from unspent funds of the executive department, was a way of showing his gratitude to the House of Representatives and the Senate for impeaching and ousting Corona.


The President has taken offense at being told that the method he used in bribing Congress for Corona’s ouster was unconstitutional.

He’s now saying that the high tribunal’s ruling runs the “risk of putting our country’s development in a state of paralysis.”

“I find it difficult to accept (the Supreme Court’s) decision when I know that we are right, and more importantly, that doing nothing means depriving so many Filipinos of opportunities to grow and prosper,” the President said.

What the President is saying is that he can do no wrong—no matter what kind of method he uses—as long as he has the benefit of the people in mind.

Another president had that kind of thinking—Ferdinand Marcos.

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The President is suffering from hubris.


The Merriam Webster dictionary defines hubris as a great or foolish amount of pride and confidence.

For somebody who didn’t do well as a congressman and senator, P-Noynoy is oozing with hubris.

That’s why when the high court said he was wrong, he took it personally.

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The President calls on Filipinos to wear yellow ribbons to show their support for his administration.

Yellow ribbons were worn by supporters of Cory Aquino, his mother, in anger over the assassination of Sen. Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino in 1983.

He will be very disappointed because only a few will heed his call to wear “yellow.”

The latest polls show his approval rating had gone down from 70 percent in March to 56 percent during the June 24-July 2 survey. His trust rating went down from 69 percent to 53 percent during the same period.

A joke circulating in text messages says it all:

Then (1983-86)

“Ninoy, hindi ka nag-iisa (Ninoy, you are not alone).”

Now (2014)

“Noynoy, di ka nag-iisip (Noynoy, you’re not thinking).”

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The draft of the Bangsamoro Basic Law will be so mangled that the edited version will be different from the original text when it is passed by Congress.

Right now, the government peace panel and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) say they need more time to come up with a “mutually acceptable” draft law that would carve a new, autonomous Bangsamoro homeland in Mindanao.

This means that non-Muslims in Mindanao—the Christians and lumads—are now being consulted on their stand on the proposed Moro homeland.

The President made a mistake in not appointing a Mindanaoan as chief government negotiator.

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TAGS: Bangsamoro Basic Law, Benigno Aquino III, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, DAP, Disbursement Acceleration Program, Moro Islamic Liberation Front, Noynoy Aquino, President Aquino, Renato Corona, Supreme Court
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