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June 16, 2010

A proxy war of words, sort of,  has erupted between the Aquino and Arroyo camps just days before the outgoing President and the Republic’s 15th Chief Executive are supposed to share a limousine ride to the Quirino Grandstand for the Philippines’ changing of the guards.

This remark started it:

Elena Bautista-Horn, chief of the Presidential Management Staff:

When you become the President, you become the President of the entire nation—not just of your friends, relatives or supporters. He will also be the President of his enemies, of his critics and, I think, this is a first test of the Aquino administration on how (it) will reach out to all the different camps in the community and in the country.

Ms. Horn, who’s excitedly pregnant with twins, should just zip up her mouth – as the street-wise would say it.

She can also relay his to her former classmate.

Sen. Francis Pangilinan:

Stop lecturing the incoming Aquino administration. Enough. Please, just leave. You have no right to lecture the new administration. Why should we listen to a discredited regime tainted with scandal and corruption? They have no business lecturing the incoming administration, considering how they have been embroiled in countless cases of corruption and human rights violations.

Senate President Pro Tempore Jinggoy Estrada:

How can they give away advice when Ms Arroyo’s regime is laced with public disapproval, corruption and abuse of power? I think President Noynoy knows what he is doing. He has a lot of competent people around him, more competent than the men behind GMA (Ms Arroyo). They had nine long years to practice what they preach and they blew it. Aquino is off to a good start by creating a Cabinet screening committee which is putting premium on integrity and honesty. When Ms Arroyo steps out of the presidency on June 30, I think half of the problem is already solved since corruption will be out of the equation. Government projects can be realized and progress will be felt by the underprivileged.

Indeed this blah, blah, blah from the exiting regime really serves just one purpose: to further heap scorn on its non-achievements.

The unlamented discards should just stuff it.


3 Comments leave one →
  1. mfai7 permalink
    June 16, 2010 8:16 am

    PMS head remarks are as inappropriate as the sundresses/sheaths she wears at work.

  2. nandyy permalink
    June 16, 2010 11:15 pm

    Looks to me like a reversal of roles. The present administration is now the opposition. And like in the past, the opposition had always something to say: mostly against what the incumbent is doing. Sometimes, indiscriminately. I am sure it is a scenario of – “if you can dish it, you should also be able to take it.”

    In Bangkok, they call it “same same no difference.”

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