Giving malicious meaning when Pnoy attended the PSG party won't help

Pasay, Philippines
December 22, 2011 12:54am CST
When would people realize that we are not supposed to point fingers to other people especially to the Government Officials? It's always been like that. It can be Ondoy, Juan, Milenyo and now Sendong the first instinct of other people is to point fingers to others as always! Why do you think it would help? When do people realize that the first one should be blamed is US? When do people realize that we are also the reason why this calamities happened in our country and many people died because we can't discipline ourselves in terms of cleanliness? I've read one blog that makes my eyebrows raised regarding President Aquino on attending the PSG Christmas Party. Of course others are totally agree on the article but there are others that are disagree on his article as well. I understand that we must give sympathy for the victims of calamity and help them with their needs. I also understand if some of us must postponed other agendas for important matters but I don't really think that we must give malicious meaning when our President attended the party. Don't you understand the meaning of Presidential Security Group (PSG)? He was there not for the entertainment purposes or enjoying the occasion but to thank the people for his security. He has the right to attend that occasion and his presence is important there. As you read the article below he was there for 30 minutes only. I suggest you must read this first before complaining about our President http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/242129/ulatfilipino/balitangpinoy/pnoy-nagpaliwanag-sa-kanyang-pagdalo-sa-psg-christmas-party Aside from that he must be in Cagayan De Oro on that day but people of PSG and Department of National Defense told him to postpone it due to bad weather. So instead they asked him to attend the other important events here in Manila. And he also cancelled the other Christmas parties because he has his plan to go visiting the places where the calamities happened. I agree that he can't really pleased everybody but we must understand that there are things to be planned and organized very well and there were already assigned agencies in terms of disaster. Prior to the party he have attended the meeting to talk about on solving the issue in calamities. For pete sake! I just voted for him or others do so because we believe that he is a normal human without multiple bodies like us! I didn't expect him to be a Superman, Genie or even like a Fairy Godmother who could do the magic to solve the issues right away. And for those who are giving malicious meaning when President Aquino have attended the Christmas party only for 30 minutes, were you able to help those victims of calamities? How many parties did you postponed especially if you are in Manila after the tragedy? Do you also have self discipline in terms of cleanliness, nature or environment? Were you also able to get rid the pollution? Think about it! as what my friend posted on his status in facebook "Let those without sin cast the first stone."
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@Graceekwenx (3163)
• Philippines
22 Dec 11
Hi Meta! Just so you know... i never liked PNoy... In fact, i voted for IronFist Gordon. I agree with you. We shouldnt blame PNoy for the floods in CDO, it was all Mother Nature's wrath. However, he has been tagged as insensitive because of his attendance in the PSG party. In times of turmoil, we, taxpayers of the philippines expect that our president to be toxicly communicating with CDO officials in monitoring the operations. However but again... these were the reports that i got as mentioned by the mayor of CDO, and i quote "“Wala naman talagang sinabi na ganoon ang mangyayari,” Emano said in an interview with dzMM. “Kami ang tinamaan ng mata ng bagyo, hindi na po sinabi yan.” “Wala pong nagsabi na ganito ang darating na bagyo sa amin, wala man lang bulletin, wala man lang nakapagsabi na we will be in the eye of the storm,” he added. Based on the words of Emano, apparently seems, that the communication staff of the president failed to warn CDO officials. It can also be inefficiency of our Secretary of Defense... It could be many things... then again, i feel that heads would roll again in PAGASA. Nope, i wont blame Pnoy at all... I am not blaming anyone either for the storm... like i said it is all, mother nature's wrath.. but then...one can never be ready enough for a storm...
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• Pasay, Philippines
22 Dec 11
Thanks for being fair Gracee. There are times that what the subordinates did will reflect the leaders even the company. But not on this case since PAGASA must be really responsible in terms of weather update and warned the official of the said place. Indeed the officials must be also aware of their place as well because of the illegal logging when they were already warned that it might cause the calamity.
• Pasay, Philippines
28 Dec 11
Since you gave an example then I will also give a simple example as well. There is a class President who is responsible enough to discipline his classmates especially in proper behavior or if others are being noisy then how could he manage it without our cooperation? What is the sense of voting him as class President if many of his classmates does not want to listen and cooperate with him? How would the classroom have good environment if we are all expecting and relying to our class President?
• Philippines
24 Dec 11
Hello Metatronik, That's the dilemna within our democracy, the people whine more than just merely express their opinions in a more logical way. people to criticize with out looking at themselves, and their own problems first.Why blame when they can help? of course, they can't so they just make an excuse and blame the President. I have long concede since teh election, i may have my disagreements, but he's the President now. people will have to live with that or live to hate for athe next five years
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• Pasay, Philippines
25 Dec 11
Exactly the point, I have my objective why I voted him so I hope others do so not just expecting much from him or else if others are not satisfied with his performance then they won't be that disappointed. After the Sendong the bad habit will be started all over again in terms of lacking discipline in cleanliness without realizing that it will really cause the flood then when the typhoon happens then blaming and point fingers again. Never ending senseless pattern. I can't just see the point of giving too much fuss when Noynoy attended the PSG party for 30 minutes only. They didn't bother to analyze first why he was there where in fact there are other people who must be given a courtesy too not just the victims of calamity.
@jsmalong (109)
23 Dec 11
Can we not give Pnoy a 30 minute break from his arduous tasks to attend the PSG party? By being there does not mean that he is unmindful of what is happening on those places being inundated by Sendong. He has all the means to know the exact information on anything that is happening and he is aware, awake, and making the correct decisions. It is common sense that if you are the boss, more so a President, there is a constant flow of information on anything that concerns the nations and its citizenry and from there, he makes the right decisions. It so easy and quick for some people to find fault on Pnoy for some of the things he did and did not do. He is not a supreme being that he can be in 2 or more places at the same time. Give him a break. He is a good President and doing a great job.
• Pasay, Philippines
24 Dec 11
That is great to hear that for believing in him. Even if there are a lot of people who are complaining about his Presidency especially for those who are saying that he has no accomplishment then I believe I don't need a leader who wants is just a fame or recognition but a simple leader who is responsible in doing his job in everyday life. I believe that is Noynoy is doing right now. I am happy that his satisfaction rate has increased.
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
23 Dec 11
Well it is sad but Filipinos are often doing this..when something goes wrong, they would find someone to put a blame on. Its not like President Aquino was the cause of the typhoon or the buhawi even. It is MOTHER NATURE's wrath! These problems are here long before he was president..people have been abusive of mother nature, people do not know discipline even the simple task of segregating biodegradable and non biodegradable they cannot even do! This is to be expected and if people will continue this, much worse will happen. As for Pnoy, he is human - he is not some superman who can just immediately go to the scene and give people what they want. There are people working for him, those are the ones who can immediately move.. i believe, instead of putting a blame on him..why can't just all of us unite? Why can't all of us MOVE, HELP and DO SOMETHING other than rant and rant and rant? For those who ranted, i hope they already did their part.. give some clothes, donated medicines..so those words they have been uttering wont be empty at all.
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@chiyosan (29389)
• Philippines
23 Dec 11
Whatever it is that happens, whatever he is doing or is NOT doing, i think people will still have a lot to say. There are just many comments and opinions out there, some are from the people themselves, the others are malicious comments intended to really make sure he gets a bad name. I think one person is not able to do every one person in this 7101 islands that we have!
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• Pasay, Philippines
24 Dec 11
There are really haters which indeed we can't really do about it. Though there are some people who doesn't understand of what he is doing. It is just frustrating that in every typhoons, catastrophes or disaster like this the fingers are always pointed to the government. The thing that happened was an accident as well. What if the end of the world next year will become true (ooopppsss knock on wood) then it happens that there are still survivors so are they going to pin point the government again? And yes! there are blogs who are blogging about our President that doesn't have to give a big deal about. That is making my eyebrows raise.
22 Dec 11
It is not only Pnoy who is expected to sympathized with those victims of typhoon Sendong.If you think attending a Christmas party is a crime, a sin or inhumane..Let us postpone all the Christmas Party (private and government)here in the Philippines this year. And all together let's help the province of CDO. Stop pointing fingers to our president, have you ever ask yourself what help did you extend to those victims? have you sacrificed a Christmas party for those people of Iligan? Self check kababayan!
@swirlz (3138)
• Philippines
22 Dec 11
I agree. Instead of helping each other, we are instead turning on each other. This happens every time we need each other the most. And I agree on people not being disciplined on cleanliness. I see people throw garbage everywhere! It's as if the moment they've finish their food/drinks/or whatever they're perusing, that the containers have to leave their hands right away or their skin will burn. It's very annoying. And what more, these people are the ones who likes to complain about a place being dirty. The Filipino community has to focus on discipline with themselves rather than relying everything with the government that they could have prevented/helped with in the first place.
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• Pasay, Philippines
24 Dec 11
You said it right the people who are complaining are the real culprits of the bad environment. I just hate it as well when people do the left overs even if they were the ones who paid for it. When they didn't mind it that many people are in need of food and other basic needs then in some cases people are throwing away things. I think this would be another lesson to all of us to reflect such things. And even in parties if there us buffet people tend to get everything up to dessert. Then it will come to a point that if they are already full they can't eat the dessert even in tiny pieces then that whole thing will just be waste until it will throw away. Imagine that? When others are begging for the food. I just experienced that in one occasion that I was looking for that kind of dessert then I've just seen the another table that she didn't even bother to eat it until it was wasted hahaha.... This is just an example on how people are not responsible in other things that they thought it was just a simple but then it has a big impact.
• Philippines
22 Dec 11
you know what?? the problem is... everytime we were experiencing a calamity or problem like luneta before is ... he was not there.. always. everytime. so u think filipino will get satisfied on what pnoy doing. i believe he knew what was goin on in mindanao... he had a call time to time from the local govt. but y he didn't cancel his happenings??? poor pinoy... we have a undeserving president
• Pasay, Philippines
22 Dec 11
Are you sure? He was not there? What do you mean the problem in Luneta he wasn't there? During the crime he wasn't there? How sure are you that his presence didn't appear in Cagayan De Oro and in other places where the disaster happened? Then my advise is you should watch the news! I also doubt if you understand or read my whole post. Because there are things that you have posted it in opposite manner.
• Philippines
22 Dec 11
well... u just dont know my point.. i know more things than anyone who just watched and surfed.. some secrets.. ok dont feel bad.. that is my comment and opinion. ... i am not a supporter of pnoy and i dont hate him too..
• Pasay, Philippines
22 Dec 11
But not all Filipinos knows the secret that you are talking about. The main point here of my topic is that in every calamities or disasters blaming the government officials would never be a big help to solve the issues. It will just ruin more the situation. What the victims need is the emotional care as well on how to relieved their pain. Aside from that the main culprit of what happened during Sendong are the illegal loggers who tends to ruin the environment and that is the cause of killing the innocent lives. Then what if we are going to encounter the same calamities that happened in Japan? (knock on the wood) Are we going to blame the government officials all over again? Good thing not all Filipinos think that we have undeserving President If other people think someone is better than Pnoy especially during the election then I believe they must work hard for it to campaign that deserving person.
• Philippines
22 Dec 11
I totally respect your opinion about this issue however you should also understand that the president is the so called "LEADER" of this country, the pilot and the captain of the ship. "BAYAN MUNA BAGO ANG SARILI". Having the highest position in our country, PNOY should understand and consider that he already gave his personal life serving his countrymen for 6 years. Of course we will expect the people around him to protect him and even to lie to other people about his whereabouts since he is our PRESIDENT specially if it concerns his credibility. Just a question though, are you present in that celebration and do you even see what he is really doing in that party? You don't even know what really happened that night since you are also relying on the reports that his spoke person said and the media is transmitting. However the media doesn't have the full coverage or even a clip of that party as well since it's a private, unfortunately. Valerie Conception was hired to entertain the guest and she was just pure innocent proud twitting that she performed during that night whilst PNOY was part of her audience. Reality is, people protecting PNOY already talked to Ms. Concepcion that she needs to remove her post as this is making a huge negative impact on our presidents sensible responsibility and she even apologized. (How did I know? I am Valerie's friend, fortunately) Why is that so? Obviously she worked for a network whose one big influence is Kris Aquino, who is fortunate to be the sister of our president and she can easily scrutinize her career. As she can manipulate the networks decision in giving out projects to those people she hates and love, love, love. This is inconvenient truth. POWER, INFLUENCE AND SELFISHNESS. Now to support this, have you seen one episode of Kris TV show? Her sister's where there to defend their brother PNOY regarding the PSG Christmas party amidst other voluntary assistance. Wow! They can use the network's show for personal and national interest. So convenient unfair advantage. If he really wanted to thank his PSG member's he can easily send a text message saying: " Thank you for your loyalty and dedication for your task however I cannot be there to celebrate with you as I am the president of this nation and have to deal with more important issues our country is facing right now." A simple message just like that can be delivered to those men and women who dedicated their lives for their boss. They will understand that for sure. I am not saying that he should go immediately to Mindanao province as I understand that they need to plan and organize it very well but reports said he is talking to some people whom are present in that event on how to extend government assistance to those who were affected. How can you do that? Discussing national issue in the middle of a party? Is he really taking these seriously during that time? He should have called an emergency meeting and talk to those very important people since he is the PRESIDENT! As reports said he called meetings with NDRRMC and other government agencies prior to the party. I'm not that stupid to chew Lacierda's lame excuses. After this issue leaked I can see they're already serious about it because every eye is on them. What really happened before this typhoon Sendong? Reality is, they're all too busy about Corona, Aroyo and Abalos' cases. They want them down (I hope it's not down under) but almost forgot about other issues. People in our country is still starving, fighting for a decent job or jobless, uneducated, homeless, and penny less. There's thousands of issues we have in our country alone but they are focusing on one corner then work for the next big thing. Let's face it. These catastrophic incident happened all over the world and YES we cannot blame others as we are part and target of these horrifying payback of mother nature but we can do something about it. Not to exterminate the calamities but at least prevent further damages. Warnings has been served by PAGASA and other NGO's that's right but do we have to act after everything has been wiped out? Can we do something better than this? We have great numbers and unforgettable disasters like Remy, Ondoy, Pepeng, Milenyo, Juan and etc., but doesn't thought us anything but blame. Aside from lives lost, homes damaged and livestocks ruined did we gain something aside from experiences? None! These will happen infinity and as long us we will not change our personal attitude especially towards conservation of nature and government dedication towards "selfishness" governance we will never learn from these. Our president is not superman or everything else as you've mentioned but he is still our leader. WE EXPECT HIM TO STAND AS A LEADER, SPEAK AS A LEADER AND ACT AS A GOOD LEADER! Controversy is part of his job and you cannot blame other people as well if that was their personal opinion against our presidents performance. Just like you I voted for him but I opposed as I am not satisfied with his performance as a leader of this nation. He should have done better than that. He uses the people every time he is pushed against the wall. He even use his parents name and even by passing or not respecting former President Cory Aquino's (his mother) constitutional law. You've asked about other people helping our fellow countrymen, I'll answer this way: Matthew 6:3 - But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what the right hand doeth.
• Pasay, Philippines
22 Dec 11
I already knew that Valerie was a guest since it was already circulated around the net. I don't see anything wrong if the sisters wants to defend their brother because in the first place they have the right to do that and since that is Kris show then again I don't see anything wrong if they want to use that venue in order for them to explain their side. At least they didn't force themselves to do that in other shows like TV Patrol. As you mentioned Valerie is your friend that is why I believe you must be supporting her statement "I just want to clarify that I was invited to perform at Malacañang's Christmas Party for their employees with their husbands/wives and kids. Yes, the president attended the gathering. I do not see anything wrong with that since its his obligation and responsibility being the head of Malacañang to be present and show his support for his hardworking employees and their respective families. But I believe that it doesn't mean that the president is not thinking of ways to help our kababayan(s) in Mindanao. It doesn't mean that the president is disregarding the plight of our fellow Filipinos. Let's not be too quick to judge." NOT UNLESS! if she wasn't sincere and she said that for the sake that media will shut their mouth. The President still needs a break even for a while that is why I can't see any sense for complaining about his presence in the party. As I said it was also an important event for him. What he is doing everyday is still stressful that is why I believe his presence for those people who have invited him on that event would be a big pleasure to them and considered it as a biggest gift for giving a little bit time to thank them personally. His presence on that event is part of a big RESPECT as well. Giving text messages to them would not be enough unless if there is really an emergency or not unless he is already in Cagayan De Oro then he wouldn't prioritized that Christmas Party. People in PSG are the important people as well that he must give attention. You can't really avoid of being worried about your responsibility and on how to solve problem that is the reason why our President discussed that matter in the middle of the party. I believe he have done his job to STAND, SPOKEN AND ACT AS A GOOD LEADER! it is up to fellow Filipinos on how to judge him. I am totally happy when he went to Cagayan De Oro and other places for his presence and helped those victims. Yes it is true controversy is always circulating especially now that he is a public figure there are satisfied and unsatisfied with his performance. But then if we are going to point fingers to government officials even to other people then nothing will happen to us but our country will just fail forever. Typhoons or any catastrophes are always there and it is expected as we can never really do anything to avoid that anywhere you go. The problem is we never learn on how to solve this issue but at least there is improvement little by little especially for the survival. It is becoming a pattern already that when there is typhoon blaming the GOVERNMENT is the first habit! Unless if all government officials are the illegal loggers including our President. I don't think there must be an issue if he wants to mention his parent's achievement. He is just projecting that he wants to continue the fight of what his parents did before. I don't think it is just for the sake of using his parent's name for his own good. It is up to other people on how they interpret that. I voted for Noynoy because aside from the fact of believing his credibility at the same time I also want to support him as a Filipino even if in simple ways. Maybe others are expecting too much from him that is why they really tend to be disappointed. But not in my case I didn't expect too much from him like being the greatest leader of all. I've opened my mind that he have done his best in terms of performance.
• Philippines
22 Dec 11
Well, you did point out some important points in your discussion. However, you must also keep in mind that there are people who, by nature, are accustomed to to imagine the president as the forever bad guys. It doesn't matter which administration it is or who sits on the position, they blame the president and the governemnt on automatic mode. They are also people who don;t look on the nitty gritty of the job. For me, it's just the perks and the prestige. This is the reason why I gave a lot of flack to the president, even though some people say to me that they don't deserve it. I give Aquino a big flack the same way I gave other presidents and politicians flack (unless they crash and burn on their own). At least, I'm trying to be fair on everybody. I don't try to judge everybody because as humans and the role we play, we all have our ups and downs. Sometimes, for politicians, it's magnified becuase of the position and the media exposure. The blame game can't be helped but I guess, we should always be conscious of what we say and do and think before we accuse others.
• Philippines
22 Dec 11
Erratum - For them, not for me (in the last line if the first paragraph).
• Pasay, Philippines
22 Dec 11
Of course I understand it especially if they are totally against of the President. Every actions would be criticized even if that is irrelevant. I just find it ridiculous when I have read the blog saying that most people had stopped just to mourn with Noynoy's parents then now he can't make it.
@yahnee (1250)
• Philippines
24 Dec 11
I do not criticize the president for attending parties if that is what pleases him but every time there is a big problem being faced by the country, he is not there as the leader. I voted for him just like you and many others. What we need right now is his leadership not pointing fingers at government agencies for their lapses in their responsibilities. What the Philippines needs is a true and good leader not only in words but in deed. After Sendong what comes next? Will they devote all government action again to GMA, Abalos and Corona? Is this governance all there is to it? We don't need a dictator but we need a firm leader, one who does not need the protection of the Aquino family name or the protection from the sisters. We need someone to govern with the right kind of leadership in order that the Philippines will recover from the extreme poverty and degradation. How much is there left in his term? Just a few more years, but what has he done that is worthy enough for the Filipino people to remember him for?
• Pasay, Philippines
24 Dec 11
I voted for him because I trust his credibility of being a leader just like his mother or even his father though I am not expecting much from him on how great he will be. But I voted for him also to support and understand him as the leader of the Philippines. If others don't find him that he is not competent enough on his leadership well not on my case because I know it that he is doing his job by solving problems especially on what happened to Sendong. He is trying analyze on how the flood happened and where the broken woods came from that caused the flood as he know he have already implemented the log ban. Let us be optimistic on what will happen next after this Sendong issue. Being a President of the country is not about the recognition or fame that Filipinos would always remember. But it is about solving the issues it can be simple or extra ordinary.