Yingluck Shinawatra and PNoy a match says Kris Aquino

First celeb Kris Aquino may have been on to something when last Friday she tweeted, “Came from Malacanang. Lunch for Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. She’s tall & slim & attractive! 44 yrs old, bagay for PNoy!” [Latter Tagalog phrase translated “a good match for PNoy!”]

Prime Minister Yingluck was on an official visit to the Philippines on the 19th of January where she met President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III who took the opportunity to compare her to his mother, former President Corazon “Cory” Aquino. To Ms Yingluck, Noynoy said: “You hold a distinct honor of being the first woman Prime Minister of Thailand. My mother, too, was the first female president of my country.” Both Noynoy and Yingluck also share a common path in their rise to the top political post in their respective countries — a path blazed by a family member

That is certainly true for Yingluck, who repeatedly asked voters on the campaign trail: “If you love my brother, will you give his younger sister a chance?”

Indeed

Her primary political qualification seems to be the fact she is the youngest sister of [former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra], who was ousted in a 2006 military coup.

Noynoy, for his part, capitalising on his being the son of the late former President Cory Aquino who was swept to power in 1986 by a popular “people power” revolt against then President Ferdinand Marcos, campaigned for the 2010 presidential elections on a pedigree platform propped up by the popular appeal of his mother and the “hero”-cum-“martyr” status of his late father Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr.

Unlike Noynoy, however, Yingluck is an experienced executive. She held executive roles in various businesses founded by her elder brother, the former Prime Minister, and later became the president of property developer SC Asset and managing director of Advanced Info Service (AIS). AIS, which is Thailand’s most successful operator of mobile phone services was also founded by Thaksin. Yingluck also boasts a bachelor’s degree from Chiang Mai University and a master’s degree from Kentucky State University, both in public administration.

Noynoy, for his part, boasts a bachelor’s degree in economics and is a former student of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo who was an economics professor at the university Noynoy attended.

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19 Comments on “Yingluck Shinawatra and PNoy a match says Kris Aquino”

  1. I was anticipating that someone from GRP would react to that remark from Kris.
    I had only one reaction to this when I saw it on the paper: whatever…
    I’m surprised benign0 kept this article short 🙂

  2. Obviously Kris is a has been talk show host. Talking without thinking. The woman is married for Christ sake . OOppsss..that doesn’t make a difference to Kristeta

  3. Another aspect of this is the continuing minor foreign policy train wreck this Administration is; in three days’ time, N/A managed to diss four US senators (3 of whom are on the Armed Services Committee, so good luck on that request for more military swag, dipshit), and his sister managed to embarrass the married PM of Thailand. Not just that, N/A decided the best thing to discuss with her would be the Spratlys thing, as if Thailand has any reason to give a damn about that.

  4. What the???? Why must this woman always reduce a discussion to her brother’s love life? I mean really who cares? And honestly does Yingluck?

    1. Kris is always trying too hard to peddle her brother as a hit with the ladies. Maybe so, if he gives perms at a beauty parlor.

      Some people already think Kris is desperately trying to hide the possibility that her brother is a closet queen. The shooting, the Porsche, the pathetic habitual linking to women who just happen to be a few meters away from him and nothing more – they look like all attempts at overcompensating. Maybe when he’s no longer president he can finally join the league and be truly happy. No more pretending, no more pressure from Kris, no more acting manly for Josh. Only time will tell, but Shalani was classy enough not to say this as reason for leaving him.

      1. everybody knows he is gay and when asked he has always avoided a clear answer. straight men would leave no doubt in the interviewers mind.
        this was and is his political and personal achilles heel, hence all the effort to try and hide it through mis-information
        personally i have no problem with an honest gay, just a lying politician.
        his perfect match
        ‘ the deaf dumb and blind kid who sure plays a mean pinball ‘ the who – tommy

      2. would you?!

        Advert from ‘gays r us’ personals

        Short narcissistic bald gay guy with napoleon complex, aspergers syndrome, and beer belly seeks anyone who doesnt criticise.
        Hobbies – playstation, shooting guns, playing with children!
        Intellect – whats that
        Maturity – hehe. Childish
        Ambition – dictator
        Prospects – unemployed in near future

  5. Kris is all about appearances. Never about substance. Why else would she attract so many endorsements other than the buying public is stupid. If anyone ever read the brilliant philosophy book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, there is is a portion there that explains fanatics. Fanatics are what they are because there is lots of room for doubt. That’s why the outbreak of Yellow fever during the 2010 campaign was there because there was lots of room to doubt Noynoy if the criteria was leadership, wisdom, good judgement and crisis management. And it worked. Now Kris is trying to fall on the grenade of the suspicion of Noynoy’s sexual orientation. Face it, the “Get Real” crowd sees Kris for what she is. But many pinoys do not. Anybody who takes a politician or a politician’s supporters at their word is in short a moron. To quote Obi Wan Kenobi ” Who is more foolish, the fool or the fool who follows him?” . Should you want to read my conspiracy theory to obscure Noynoy’s sexual orientation it is available in my blog dated May 19 2011 .

    1. whatever his sexual orientation is isn’t the problem at the moment unless it gets in the way of his leadership responsibility.

      and so far, we’ve seen him do no real substantial work to uplift his people from this whole dump. if he ever gets his act together he can chase all the men his sister kris drools over all he wants, afaic.

      1. True. Gay dudes I work with got more productive output than N/A. Hell, Boy Abunda got more productive output than Kris and her retard brother combined, capitalizing on gayness alone.

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