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We beg to differ.


There are a lot of misconceptions about Philippine President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino that his supporters have been passing around as “truths”. They range from harmless to downright ridiculous but most of them are obviously part of a propaganda campaign concocted by his propaganda machine to keep his waning popularity up.

At one point Aquino propagandist Conrado de Quiros likened Noynoy to Aragorn.

At one point Aquino propagandist Conrado de Quiros likened Noynoy to Aragorn.

Indeed, BS Aquino’s “celebrity” status seems to have more to do with the results of the work of a publicly-funded public relations firm perpetuated by the majority of celebrity-obsessed voting public and less to do with the results of the President’s actual output during his term in public office. In other words, BS Aquino is like the Wizard of Oz whose magical powers turned out to be nothing more than just smoke and mirrors. Unfortunately, a lot of people cannot or refuse to see him for what he is – all special effects and nothing of substance.

Even before he was voted into office, BS Aquino’s handlers already realized that fooling the general public into believing that he is the answer to the country’s woes would be a piece of cake or just a walk in the park. Knowing that the majority of Filipinos were beholden to the Aquino name and with all the resources at their disposal particularly the use of taxpayer’s money, the Liberal Party has been having a field day deceiving the Filipino people for years.

While BS Aquino feels powerful while in office, he does feel threatened by political rivals particularly those who are rumored to be positioning themselves as a possible candidate for the 2016 Presidential Election. Some of the senators who were charged with misuse of the priority development assistance funds or “PDAF” like Senator Bong Revilla have been crying foul of political persecution. Revilla claims that the charges that he pocketed his pork barrel funds using bogus NGOs are false and part of a demolition job to ruin his chances in 2016.

Indeed, prior to the eruption of the corruption scandal, there was news of Revilla possibly running for the Presidency floating around, which gives merit to his claim. Whether what Revilla is saying is true or not doesn’t really matter. At the end of the day, the country would be better off not having him as the next President anyway. However, it does give the Filipino people an idea of what the Aquino administration’s priorities are and the lengths to which he and his minions would go to just to get rid of their rivals.

Being in good terms with media giant The Inquirer has worked wonders for BS Aquino. Aside from getting that extra exposure like being given the “Filipino of the year” award, some people have noticed how the Inquirer is always breaking the news about alleged corruption or bad behavior involving his political rivals. They seem to have “exclusive” information about people BS Aquino considers “enemies”. One cannot help but wonder if the media organization is part of the demolition team whose objective is to focus only on the opposition. The Inquirer was the first to report on the PDAF scam. They were also the first to report on the Binaygate scandal featuring Vice President Jejomar Binay’s son “Junjun” allegedly forcing his way out of a no-exit gate at Dasmarinas Village, Makati City. It’s no secret that the elderly Binay wants to win the next election.

PNoy government is running out of reasons to continue detaining GMA illegally.

PNoy government is running out of reasons to continue detaining GMA illegally.

One political rival that BS Aquino can’t shake from his thoughts is former President Gloria Arroyo. Even though she is already frail and suffering from what seems like an incurable illness and even though she is already detained at the Veteran’s Hospital for an indefinite period, he still feels very insecure about the possibility that she could nevertheless do something to pull his popularity down. Some social media commentators have also reported that her visitors are now forbidden from having their photos taken with her. This followed after high-profile personalities have been flocking to see the former President to pay their respect. These people have realized that she is being unjustly detained for the trumped up charges against her. This was making BS Aquino look bad.

BS Aquino’s fear is not unfounded. Most of his critics know that the economic growth he is enjoying now is partly due to the result of the former administration’s economic policies, which includes government spending to stimulate the economy. It is a policy that the Aquino government just copied and keeps crediting to itself. It doesn’t help that the international community keeps buying the hype that the Philippine’s strong economy has all to do with BS Aquino’s “anti-corruption” drive. It goes to show that even some members of the international media do not know what they are talking about when it comes to tackling local politics in Third World countries. They seem to rely on what’s being reported by the local media whose members could be bought cheap or who have political affiliations.

So far, BS Aquino has been lucky to get away with the irregularities in his government some of which are being branded as illegal by law experts. His lucky days could be numbered though because more and more people are joining his critics in clamoring for him to be impeached. For the benefit of those who still believe in his “Daang Matuwid”, here are a few un-truths about the President:

(1) BS Aquino is not corrupt.

Of course he is corrupt. There may not be evidence yet of him pocketing public funds but he used public funds to fast track the impeachment trial of former Chief Justice Renato Corona by bribing and strong-arming members of Congress. The revelation that he gave extra PDAF in the amount of Php 50 million to senators who voted to convict Corona is enough evidence to support this.

He may also have used public funds to travel to campaign sorties around the country to support the Liberal Party’s candidates in the last mid-term elections held in 2013. Aside from bribing members of Congress, BS Aquino bullies his way around by bad-mouthing his enemies and turning people against each other.

(2) BS Aquino finally exposed corrupt activities in government.

A 1996 front page headline exposing pork barrel thievery.

A 1996 front page headline exposing pork barrel thievery.

This notion is absolute garbage. In 1996, there was already an exposé on pork barrel scamming. The news also landed on the front page of the Inquirer. What happened next is a mystery. Obviously, pork barrel scams still continued even after the expose in 1996. The point is, BS Aquino’s government cannot take credit for something that was already newsworthy two decades ago. In fact, what has been exposed is that the pork barrel scam was worse during BS Aquino’s term. His 2014 budget even allotted 200 million pesos for every senator and 70 million for every congressman. That was quite generous considering they were already aware of bogus NGOs linked to some of these men. The PDAF allocation was diverted from being given directly to the members of Congress when his government was forced to abolish the PDAF after the public outcry.

(3) BS Aquino is the greatest President the Philippines ever had.

On the contrary, he is the worst President the Philippines ever had. Not only does he lack diplomatic skills, he is also arrogant and vindictive. He doesn’t even have the humility to apologize to the Hong Kong government for bungling the Mendoza hostage crisis in 2010. He has divided the sentiments of the Filipino people and caused the public to argue about his executive decisions. The so-called “peace deal” in Mindanao involving rebel group MILF has put the nation at odds because of its unconstitutionality. Some want peace but not at the cost of giving away parts of Mindanao to a rebel group. The deal is not even acceptable to other existing rebel groups in Mindanao.

Aside from the much-lauded “economic growth” in the last two years, not much has changed since he took office. The number of poor people is still going up and corruption is still rampant in government. To quote a news report:

A Social Weather Stations survey has found that more than half of executives from some 1,000 enterprises in Metro Manila and six urban areas nationwide indicated “a lot” of corruption in the government last year. Fifty-six per cent of the businessmen claimed seeing “a lot” of corruption in the public sector, a 30-per-cent increase from 43 per cent in 2012.

(4) BS Aquino is the lesser evil.

In the eyes of some people, he is plain evil. He seems hell-bent on persecuting his former college professor and former President Gloria Arroyo for allegations, which are proving to be false and malicious. So far, the charges against her keep getting dropped for lack of evidence.

He has no compassion for an ailing elderly woman considering his own father Ninoy received compassion from former President Ferdinand Marcos when he was allowed to seek medical treatment overseas.

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Those are some of the misconceptions his supporters use to defend BS Aquino. It works in the short term but in the long term, they will be proven wrong. One thing is for sure; time is no longer on BS Aquino’s side. Time will prove that he lied to the Filipino people when he said he is fighting corruption. The truth is, he is only fighting the men and women who are not on his side.

[Photo courtesy Latest News Photos.]

Ilda

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160 Comments

  • libertas says:

    @Jigs

    Your desperation is evident.
    Obviously from your inability to write lucidly you are not able to rebut any points with either logic or facts, just an emotional rant and meaningless verbal diarrhea. Not a single fact. A lack of university education and you are the sad result.
    You are hoisted by your own petard, and a good example of the lower classes/poorly educated seeking validation through cult membership and a false sense of reflected empowerment.
    Only 35% of filipinos trust pnoy aquino, so you are already in the minority. Now that is backing the wrong horse and being a loser.

    • libertas says:

      My independence and microsoft has given me wealth and freedom.

      Now lets delete the childish troll.

    • *Ian, the brown juan* says:

      That’s funny…how about asking those poor people instead who have been loyal to Noynoy and what did they gain from that loyalty? NOTHING.

      My loyalty to my friends and family has more worth than being an Aquino lapdog.

      Hey, at least I’m earning on a decent living instead of stealing money from hardworking taxpayers.

    • *Ian, the brown juan* says:

      @Reality: I hope your wealth was worth the taxpayer’s money your government has stolen, you paid hack. You and your DAP can rot for all I care.

  • libertas says:

    bye bye DAP
    and those who support corruption and self-interest.
    you are not bright enough to justify a bicycle.
    a 50 peso troll. bottom 1%.

  • Johnny Derp says:

    I don’t need anything from those traitors you call heroes, Mr. “Reality”
    In fact, I would gladly call you an idiot for free.
    My loyalty is to the Philippine Flag not to that family of traitors and weaklings!

    Enjoy your blunder, TROLL.

  • Krauss says:

    Everything you’ve written here are absolutely true, Ilda. I also do hope that time will prove how wrong the whole Pnot Aquino years had been to our country.

    • Ilda says:

      Thanks, Krauss!

      PNoy and his minions are already having a hard time trying to cover-up their mistakes. Their “supporters” in mainstream media are also struggling to defend him. It’s actually entertaining to watch them squirm.

      • Johnny Derp says:

        I also noticed how the trolls these days are having a hard time defending their bald boss in malacanang since they still can’t throw anything at us other than recycled propaganda.

    • Krauss says:

      I’ve unknowingly typed “Pnot” and not Pnoy, LOL :D. I guess there’s a reason why Y’s next to T on the keyboard, huh?

      Thanks too, Ilda. First time I got a reply from you :).

  • Hyden Toro says:

    It was Paul Joseph Goebbels, who said:” A lie repeated over and over will soon, be accepted as truth…” Goebbels, was the Minister of Propaganda of Adolf Hitler, during the NAZI era in Germany. He had total control of : Media, Arts and Information.

    There is a disturbing similarities of the Aquino propaganda machine, and the NAZI party propaganda machine. They don’t want opposing views. They want to impose their information as the Sacred Truth. Lies and falsehood are imposed to people. As one German, who live during those times stated: ” We have to Howl with the Wolves; or end up in those Death Camps (Concentration Camps)…will we howl with wolves also?

    • *Ian, the brown juan* says:

      “There is a disturbing similarities of the Aquino propaganda machine, and the NAZI party propaganda machine. They don’t want opposing views. They want to impose their information as the Sacred Truth. Lies and falsehood are imposed to people.” – Now I know why recently, these paid Aquino hacks call their idol a “saint” and the Aquino clan a “divine family.” Now all they need is a religion/cult dedicated to spreading their lies to the rest of the world.

    • Gerry says:

      @ Hyden, To quote a Nazi propagandist is OK, but to say Filipino’s will ‘howl with the wolves’ is to imply that the current admin. in the Fail-ippines will actually do what the the Nazi’s did to the jews and the other under-mensch. It is just a warped analogy, the current admin is just as guilty as all the others of thievery and crimes against the people but those crimes fall way way short of mass murder and mass imprisonment of citizens.

      • Hyden Toro says:

        @ Gerry

        Don’t let them make us/you ; howl with the YellowTard wolves…”those who forget the past, are condemned to repeat it…”

  • libertas says:

    Pnoy aquino is worse than hitler -(china will be happy)

    “President Aquino of the Philippines garnered the highest votes in a web-based poll for the World’s Worst Leaders. Even the likes of Adolf Hitler, Saddam Hussein, George Bush, Fidel Castro and even Mao Tse Tung are no match for the
    Philippine President who was voted by internet users from around
    the world as the “World’s Worst Leader.”
    Aquino, notched the top spot in the list
    of the World’s Worst Leaders, garnering 63.54 points, followed by German Nazi fascist Adolf Hitler at far second with 43.50 points.”

    Heil pnoy aquino! ( very enlightening that pnoy aquino chose hitler in his comparison about china. A case of ‘projecting’?)

  • Solid Snake says:

    to everyone who posted comments here, question is what should we do? how do we make this country better? merely posting facts from unknown sources wont help or facts that also came from the mainstream media that is also a player in this bulls**t.

    • domo says:

      The solutions are already in this link. Please read them all: http://www.getrealphilippines.com/1-00_intro.html

    • Chrissie says:

      Frankly, Solid Snake, I really no longer know what to do except try to enlighten as many people as I can about how we Filipinos need to wisen up and mature as a people so we’d have a better future as a country. I tried my best to do this as a HS and college teacher for 17 years, by writing books about this, and by giving talks, and I’m not closing my doors to doing more, but really, I no longer know what can be done. I know one thing, though: unless the Filipinos mature as a people, our country won’t have any hope.

      • Hyden Toro says:

        @Chrissie:

        Keep on blogging… It will disturb those corrupt people…

        • Chrissie says:

          Thanks a lot for your advice, Hyden. I will continue blogging as much as I can because that’s all I can really do right now about this matter, but I’m not deluding myself that my or anyone else’s blogging will disturb the corrupt ones because I’m convinced that if you can do something like that then you’ve killed your conscience.

    • Bjorn says:

      the same thing that the people in Thailand, Kiev Ukraine, Bulgaria are doing.The media & gov’t. don’t want the locals to wake-up.

  • libertas says:

    P-noy aquino – it’s all balls

    P-noy has only got one ball,
    The other is on The White House wall,
    His mother, the silly bugger,
    Chopped it off when he was small.

    The chinese he now needs to appease
    And to hong kong an apology, please

    If the goofball tries to play hardball
    Or be indecisive and stonewall
    He will end up with no balls at all
    And another trophy for The Great Wall

    P-noy clearly never played cricket
    But he is batting on a sticky wicket
    A Chinaman can take out your middle stump
    And you just end up looking the chump

    Umpire sam will not shout ‘no ball’
    So p-noy over to you, your call
    Play a straight bat, or end up a twat
    Remember your grandfather, the dirty rat

    It is on the playing fields of Eton
    Where leaders learn never to be beaten
    You play the game by the rules
    And dispatch with aplomb idiots and fools

    So p-noy don’t be a little man,
    Muster an ounce of courage if you can
    And even though small, try to walk tall,
    If not, pride will be your downfall

    • @libertas

      LOL! that was very funny. Down with MadNoy the yellow dictator!!!

    • Bjorn says:

      You just suggest that Cory Aquino chopped off her Son’s testicle? in public?
      God Damn your really a class-less ass-wiper.
      It just is not funny, and you need the beating that your Father obviously never gave you. Say it to someone’s face…I dare you.
      You have serious mental problems, get some help.

  • krokodil says:

    If human development is imitative by nature, then Pnoy is producing a nation of liars.

    Great empires were built on lies and deception. Leaders, great or small have risen and fallen were built on lies and deception. Churches, religion, people, wealth, institutions, education, science and every thing we see around us were all built on lies and deception. People buy into it because there is pleasure in lies than hearing the truth.

  • Jigs says:

    I sense that all of you are too desperate and concern about what happen to our country and to our government and you all have those bright ideas of how to make our country a better place to live in.

    You constantly attack the administration of P-Noy, I suggest that you form a small group and air your side in Malacanang, tell them their weaknesses and what they need to do to progress since they are in power so far. I’m sure they will give time to listen on your plea and they will tell you what they think about it. This is a much better way instead of always badmouthing them here. After that, you write an article again about the meeting. In this way, i can say that you are for the betterment of our country and that would make a difference on your side.

    • Krauss says:

      What’re the chances for that, Jigs? I see you want a compromise here, but what if they’ll just kick their small group out for being “disrespectful” to the President, like what was done to those Honk Kong journalists during the APEC summit in Indonesia?

      Until the government shows that they are truly sincere enough to listen to criticism, then perhaps your point would be agreeable. Otherwise, social media will have to do.

      I can see you’ve toned yourself down. Keep it that way. I myself am sick with all the bickering here already.

      • Jigs says:

        You should not assume if they didn’t try it first. The Palace already told the press they would accept constructive criticisms. The Hongkong journalist was indeed disrespectful to the president at that time even Indonesian government admitted the mistake.

        • Krauss says:

          Alrighty then. But (and yes, there’s a but) personally, I find that far from happening. Mr. Aquino himself has already said he’s making “ignoring his critics” as a New Year’s resolution of his. And, personally, I don’t think Aquino and his crew would want to take all the criticisms seriously or even be good enough to understand the points being given by the other side. What’s the point of doing so if you think they’re bound to fail in the end anyway, right?

          So what then do we do? I say, we all do the best we can for now. Besides, we’re not that deep in shit yet(I’m still making a good living here, albeit having to put up with price increases). Then next time, I’ll pray that there’ll be better government officials out there who’ll truly know what to do and have the heart (and the brains) to listen to their people speak; only then, will the fruits criticism flourish in a good way.

          But, hey, that’s my opinion. Good night. I have to make sure my new arrivals of toy dogs would “connect” properly tomorrow.

        • Jigs says:

          Pnoy will ignore destructive criticisms and not constructive ones. I just think it’s better if GRP will air their side in Malacanang since they have their bright solutions in mind with regard to the problems in the Philippines. It would still be better if there’s cooperation; remarks of issues at hand from both sides instead of always backbiting here through social media and resulting to not solving anything.

          I saw the press release, question and answer portion in the Palace and the spokespersons are always giving an answer on the side of the government. They don’t ignore and leave questions hanging without giving an appropriate answer to the media.

        • Ilda says:

          @Jigs

          Pnoy will ignore destructive criticisms and not constructive ones. I just think it’s better if GRP will air their side in Malacanang since they have their bright solutions in mind with regard to the problems in the Philippines.

          What you and PNoy consider destructive criticism is constructive to other people. You and PNoy do not have monopoly on the truth.

          You do not have the right to tell us what to do. If you do not like what you read here, you should just simply stop reading. Problem solved.

        • Jigs says:

          I’m giving out my opinion, and if you don’t like it then so be it. I’m not forcing you to do it but I just think it’s one of the right things to do.

          I respect what you wrote here and I’m not attacking you personally. Since, you are trying to persuade other people’s mind in this site then I think it would be beneficial to have some sort of arguments per se.

        • Ilda says:

          @Jigs

          Dissenting opinion is welcome as long as you don’t try to shove it down other people’s throats.

        • *Ian, the brown juan* says:

          No use criticizing PNoy if he’s just going to whine like a baby simply because someone is pointing his faults once again. His “ignoring his critics” strategy is a sure sign that his ego is fragile.

    • Hyden Toro says:

      @Jig:

      Tell them? We are not that naive…we may end up like those victims of the Hacienda Luisita massacre. Until now, not resolved.

      What a YellowTard stinking thinking…

      • Jigs says:

        Hyden, you are not even trying and you assume already? End up like victims of hacienda massacre? Haha funny! You are too negative. With that kind of thinking of yours, obviously you are not for the unity and progress of our country. You just want to whine and complain all the time with your own self-centered egocentric piece of mind without even giving solutions. And you call me a yellowtard? Nah, I’m giving a good suggestion and you judge me like that. You just hint how pathetic you are and you don’t even know it.

        • Hyden Toro says:

          Yellowtard Jig:

          I did not assume. Did not the Hacienda Luista massacre took place? Who were the perpetrators? If they can do that to poor Hacienda Luisita peasants…they can also do it to people like me.

          I have a normal thinking; not like you.
          If whining and complaining will give results. Then, I will do it. Until , Mr. Aquino and his YellowTards are worn out…

          Self centered Egocentric piece of mind?

          Unfortunately, I discarded such kind of Ego; several years ago. Before, I became an OFW. It was not working for my own good. Maybe, you picked it up, along the road. That is why , you are behaving that way.

          Solutions to country’s problems?

          I did not run for public office. I did not deceive people; nor I promised people to solve the country’s problem. Honestly, I am not capable of solving these problems.

          Mr. Aquino and his cahoots of YellowTards, like you. Promised to people that they are the Hopes of solving the country’s problems. Now, they are caught in their own WEB of: dishonesty, deceptions and lies.

          Good for them!!!

          How pathetic, this YellowTard is; with this kind of Stinking Thinking…

  • krokodil says:

    Life is really great in the Philippines. Truly rewarding and self fulfilling. It is a “rewards” nation in every sense of the word. This rewards mindset however, have resulted in nothing but plunged the country into the abyss as a result of the people mortgaging their future into the hands of a species of brain dead pseudo technocrats and showbiz clowns with no real life experiences but entertain the blind and the helpless.

    The Binay siblings, the Arroyo’s, the Ejercito’s, the Revilla’s, the Marcos’ and a host of other retards magicked and clowned their way to the highest positions in public service. Our boy Pnoy is the biggest beneficiary to this monumental Filipino stupidity and there’s no end in sight to this horrific cycle.

    Filipinos can’t tell the right from wrong because for years the assault in the peoples consciousness have left them mentally paralyzed to even think objectively. TV entertainment, sex, lies and videotapes, sports, religion and the endless mass media disinformation have led everyone to believe that things are great. Like the evolutionary theory belief that man descended from the apes, Filipinos have now come to believe and accept what they see and hear.

    If human development is imitative by nature, then Pnoy Aquino is indeed leaving a legacy on retardation.

  • jojo says:

    nice one, ilda. thanks for this ;-)

  • Cossack_25A-1 says:

    I begin to wonder how those people that support ABNoy continue to support him. I mean there are those who are paid (thus selling their honor) but many are from the squatter areas who are not likely to get money save for that “Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program” taking money from the hardworking taxpayers, there must be other reason why they blindly follow an incompetent person.

    Gutom lang kaya iyon o naka-high sa drugs or may sayad tulad ni ABNoy?

    Oh by the way, I suddenly remember a pro-ABNoy war mongering page in FB, and like the typical Noytards, they accuse those who are not supporting ABNoy as communist. Probably the Admin of that page has played too much video games.

    • Jorge says:

      Yeah, that Patawid something, is a legalized bribery, and they are just using the weak.

      Also, those posts in Fb of Pro- Aquino are irritating because all that they can do is spout non sense without proof.

  • Jmac says:

    Noynoy is the model of mediocrity in a land of mediocre people. That’s why they put him on the pedestal.

    Kudos to the author for a great article.

  • Hmm~Hmm~ says:

    Oh, I forgot, the malacanang media communications group plus the supreme court and the senate have joined forces to desperately take down the truth.

    Please see the link below.

    http://ph.news.yahoo.com/philippines-cybercrime-law-now-effect-080038468.html

  • Ruwan Weerakkody says:

    Bloody hell! Damn you Conrado de Quiros, god damn you for comparing this incompetent president to Aragorn!! Ass! What a stupid ass to make such a comparison. It is like comparing sky and sh*t.

  • “(3) BS Aquino is the greatest President the Philippines ever had.

    On the contrary, he is the worst President the Philippines ever had. Not only does he lack diplomatic skills, he is also arrogant and vindictive. He doesn’t even have the humility to apologize to the Hong Kong government for bungling the Mendoza hostage crisis in 2010. He has divided the sentiments of the Filipino people and caused the public to argue about his executive decisions. ”

    I firmly agree. He is indeed the greatest Filipino liar, “brainwasher” and most arrogant President we’ve ever had. God Bless, Philippines!

  • reggie says:

    first time to post here ilda. . .cant help but heap praises on your fine pieces. . .yep!!! the Filipino people were hoodwinked to 6 six years of absailing to a crevasse hidden behind the ambigous “tuwid na daan” sa kawalan ng abnoy na to at ng gobyerno nya kung matatawag !!! just hope the majority of us who can see beneath the lies do our share to reach out to as many as we can so that there will never be another wanna-be puppet president in the house by the pasig river. . .

    • Ilda says:

      Hello reggie,

      Unfortunately, based on the comments I see on PNoy’s Facebook fanpage, there are still a lot of Filipinos who think he is the best President the Philippines ever had. Some are even worried that his term is about to end. The mediocrity in government is not about to end even after PNoy steps down from office because of the people who idolise public servants like him.

      Thanks for your comment.

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