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The ‘Emperors’ Clothes

February 4, 2010

Pres. Arroyo was in Iloilo to inaugurate an IT project.

So when a journalist asked her about the dismal ratings of her anointed ‘presidentiable’, Gilbert Teodoro, she got angry and, according to reports, nearly walked out of the news conference.

Trademark GMA.

Imperious as she is, she deals with people, journalists in particular, only on her terms.

Come to think of it. Her ideological clone (read trapo), Manny Villar, sports the same emperor’s clothes.

He ignored the Senate’s hearings about his conduct in the C5 road project, delivered a speech making blanket denials before leaving in a huff, then made sure the senators loyal to him boycotted the censure vote.

The duo little realize that people see through those clothes, transparent as they are.

What do the clothes reveal?

The arrogance, the unwillingness to reply to legitimate public queries, selective readiness to account for their actions as officials of the land, and the inability to read the writing on the wall.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 4, 2010 12:33 pm

    great observation ding.

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