PNoy’s prejudice is causing a lot of problems in Philippine society

President Noynoy Aquino (PNoy) seems to be suffering from tunnel vision. The medical term tunnel vision refers to the loss of a person’s peripheral vision. People who suffer from tunnel vision can only see what is in front of them and not the ones on the sides of their eyes. The term tunnel vision is also used in literature to metaphorically describe someone who has a myopic view or narrow point of view of the world. In addition, people who have tunnel vision also exhibit extremely prejudiced outlook, bias, lacking in tolerance and sympathy of other people especially their enemy.

In his recent speech at a forum at the La Consolacion College, Manila in celebration of the first EDSA people power revolution in 1986, PNoy exhibited signs of tunnel vision in the way he railed against his perceived political enemies. The hapless captured audience, comprised mostly of students who are barely out of puberty, became victims of PNoy’s tirade against the impeached Supreme Court Chief Justice, Renato Corona. The poor students were bombarded with propaganda that was extremely biased and prejudiced against the Chief Justice.

PNoy devoted his entire speech, which was accompanied by a power point presentation, to persuading the audience into believing that Chief Justice Corona is guilty of the charges in the articles of impeachment. PNoy turned what could have been an opportunity to inspire the young generation to think positively and promote congeniality in our society into something very negative and unconstructive.

PNoy could have set aside politics in the presence of impressionable members of the community. Instead, he chose that particular occasion to show them that when you hate someone, you need to use force to get rid of them. Unfortunately, the teenagers were exposed to bias, intolerance and vindictiveness courtesy of the highest officer in the country. This is very disheartening, indeed.

What PNoy failed to mention in front of the innocent young students is that, Chief Justice Corona’s trial is still ongoing; he failed to mention that the prosecution is still presenting their so-called “evidence” and that the defense team, those in charge of responding to the charges against the Chief Justice has not given their official rebuttal; he failed to mention that all of us have only heard one side.

PNoy reiterated in his speech only too much that Chief Justice Corona failed to disclose his assets, liabilities, and net worth (SALN). He kept stressing that the SALN of the High Court’s primus inter pares was just kept in a vault. In PNoy’s myopic view, it is only Chief Justice Corona among all the Supreme Court judges who had done this. Never mind that a 1989 en banc resolution requires that the SALN’s of all the members of the Supreme Court be submitted to the Clerk of Court for safekeeping. The en banc resolution is meant to protect the independence of the judiciary because information in the wrong hands tends to “endanger, diminish or destroy their [the judiciary’s] independence”¦and expose them to revenge for adverse decisions, kidnapping, extortion, blackmail.” The President was wrong in putting malice when Chief Justice Corona put his SALN in the Supreme Court’s vault for safekeeping. His SALN is not the only one kept there.

PNoy also insinuated that the Chief Justice was the only person behind the issuance of a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) against a watch list order on former President Gloria M Arroyo (GMA). He stopped short of saying that the Chief Justice is in control the entire Supreme Court. PNoy is playing ignorant of the fact that out of the 13 judges who participated in voting on the petition from the Arroyos, eight voted yes and five voted no. This shows the democratic way decisions are handed down; this means that the Supreme Court is not under the complete control of the Chief Justice. Besides, the issuance of a TRO was a mere “provisional remedy” and “does not say if one is guilty or if one should be acquitted.” In addition, the issuance of the TRO is “consistent with the constitutional provision on the presumption of innocence” since GMA has not been accused of anything at that time.

PNoy is definitely promoting negative mental attitude. He is also teaching flawed reasoning when he said that “it would be “extremely difficult, if not impossible” to pursue his reforms if Corona would be allowed to stay as the Chief Justice. His statement is completely false because it is a fact that as the Chief Justice, Corona only carries 1 vote out of 15 in the Court, and is “generally regarded, vis-a-vis the other Justices, as the primus inter pares rather than as the administrative superior of the other members of the Court.”

One gets this general feeling that PNoy thinks that most Filipinos are stupid. Let’s pretend for a moment that Chief Justice Corona holds the other justices by their balls and gets them to do what he says; but isn’t it that prevention is better than the cure? The Supreme Court only comes into the picture when someone breaks the law. In this sense, the Supreme Court cannot be the sole source of corruption. PNoy can still pursue his reforms in other ways even if he doesn’t see eye-to-eye with whoever is in charge of the Supreme Court. The truth is, judging by the way PNoy strong-arms his political allies, the padrino system, which is one of the worse forms of corruption in the Philippines, is still alive and well even after GMA has gone and is especially more blatant during PNoy’s term.

PNoy’s tunnel vision is causing him to forget that there are other things to do aside from pursuing individuals who he thinks is allied with GMA. Zambales Rep. Milagros Magsaysay blames the administration “for letting inflation get out of hand while it focused on the impeachment.” To quote Congresswoman:

“We have been constantly reminding the government that if it does not do anything about skyrocketing oil prices, it will have an impact on the prices of goods in the market. Now, here we are stuck in this predicament””prices of sardines and other goods are beginning to rise already which will start an avalanche of subsequent price hikes””all because the administration failed to prepare safeguards to cushion the people from the impact of inflation.

Magsaysay’s warnings is not without merit considering there is a looming war in the middle east with Israel considering going ahead with preemptive strikes against Iran. And then there is still a crisis in Syria with the government on the attack against those they perceive to be anti-government. But this is all falling on deaf ears as PNoy insists that he cannot do anything until the Chief Justice is out.

Obviously PNoy is getting impatient and doesn’t like how the events in the trial are unfolding in a way unfavorable to the prosecution. He says that there is enough evidence to convict the Chief Justice, but his actions betray him. If he is confident of a conviction, then he need not go out of his way to influence the mindset of the public and the Senator Judges; he need not meddle in the trial by way of statements that show his prejudice.

Those who are watching the proceedings closely know that the evidence presented by the prosecution may not even be admitted because the prosecution may have violated the law in obtaining a copy of the alleged bank records, which was used as the basis for issuing the subpoena. Worse, members of the prosecution team have been making conflicting stories about where they got those “spurious” documents. First it was Representative Reynaldo Umali who claimed that he was the one who got the papers from a “small lady.” Then after PSBank manager, Annabelle Tiongson’s revelation that Rep. Jorge “Bolet” Banal went to their bank on the 31st of January to ask for her “help”, Banal then went on to give a very long explanation saying someone left for him an envelope under the gate of his home in Quezon City the night before he went to the PSBank branch in Katiputan.

The prosecution seems to have a lot of phantom helpers who are very mysterious, indeed. The question is, will the Senator Judges get to the bottom of this web of lies or will they just let it slide? The prosecution has been gathering evidence by circumventing the law from the very beginning but the impeachment court has been very generous and liberal to them despite the delays they are causing. Meanwhile, the defense has been warned that they may be in contempt of court when they conducted a press conference about an anonymous tip they supposedly received that Malacanang Executive Secretary, Paquito Ochoa approached and offered 100M pesos to any of the Senator Judges who would defy the Supreme Court’s TRO issued against the disclosure of Corona’s alleged dollar accounts.

Who can explain the perceived discrepancies in Chief Justice Corona’s SALN? I cannot explain it; neither can anyone from the public including PNoy and his staff. The only one who can explain it is Chief Justice Corona through his counsels. Any attempts at explaining the existence of his bank accounts and its contents outside of his family and legal team would involve mere speculation. I would rather wait for the clarification, which is sure to come in “due time”. Frankly, the number of bank accounts in circulation is doing my head in and I’m afraid I might suffer from tunnel vision if I attempt to justify it.

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Der Fuhrer
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The continuing red connection and the sleeping president…

PNoy must speak out vs. CPP lies, pretensions, and insincerity

Vincenzo B. Arellano
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http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/146861/corona-closes-3-accounts-on-day-he-was-impeached

huli ka corona, kahina hinala ang pagclose ng bank account. Halata na may tinatago ka

FallenAngel
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“Corona closes 3 bank accounts after the impeachment complaint, therefore they were closed because of the impeachment complaint.”

Nice try at logic, but it doesn’t work.

Only the CJ can say why he closed his bank accounts. Don’t presume to know what he was thinking better than he does.

Good boy, Vincenzo. Fetch.

Anon
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There is no presumption of guilt in withdrawing bank deposits

joseph vibal
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come on! do we need to exaggerate everything to see the obvious? ginagawa mo naman tanga ang mga pilipino e!

Felipe
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@Vincenzo B. Arellano

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/146861/corona-closes-3-accounts-on-day-he-was-impeached

huli ka corona, kahina hinala ang pagclose ng bank account. Halata na may tinatago ka

Eh syempre sa inquirer.net mo ba naman kinuha…mga tuta ni abNoy.

Payong kapatid lang…’wag ka naman magpakamatay kapag lumabas na ang paliwanag ng depensa. Tulad ng 45 properties, hindi raw pag-file ng SALN, at iba pa, mabubuwag ulit ang mga malisyosong pahayagan na yan at kasinungalingan ng prosekusyon at ni abNoy.

Maghanap ka nalang siguro ng ibang trabaho imbis na yang pagkakalat ng ikasisira ng bayan.

jerick
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I agree Mr Felipe, We who supports CJ Corona can turn back if time comes proven he’s guilty.But, sa palagay ko hindi mangyayaring magiging guilty pa si CJ.Ngayon palang, Presentation palang ng prosecutors na yan e halatang ‘kathang isip’ lamang katulad n Ninoy na mahilig magmakata sa ating bayan. What more pag na gpresent na ang defense team. Mananagot ka sakin ninoy.

Der Fuhrer
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@Nutzi Vincenzo

That is just the polluted smoke you keep on inhaling. Go to sleep or play your games. Wait till the defense presents its evidence!

delsur
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Obviously, due process is not in your vocabulary either. No wonder you look up to that idiot from Tarlac.

domo
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Nagmukha na namang “genius” itong baliw na si vincensus ignoramus. You once again fail for an “I’ll just leave this here :)” post which has nothing but bias.

VincenzoAFrickinMoron
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VincenzoAFrickinMoron

Tsk tsk tsk, vincenzo. You are still hopelessly stupid. Your tito noy’s creeping dictatorship will soon be stopped. The silent majority is now waking up. Your tito noy’s days are numbered.

Aegis-Judex
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“Post hoc, ergo propter hoc” much?

balitangkutseroo
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nice try boy.what’s suspicious if a depositor closes his account?that is his money and deposit and i believed that he can do whatever he wants with that.

karim
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the prosecution panel has an additional spokesman, his name is Benigno Simeon aka PNOY Aquino III. 🙂

his presence will boost the line-up of the 3 stooges headed by rep. miro quimbo, aka 45, erin tanada, aka RED poison and angara aka quezon logging magnate.

empressv.karen
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Prof. Monsod regading Noynoy 2004 – 2006 SALN Report, “WALANG FILL UP. WALANG FILL UP. WALANG FILL UP…”
http://youtu.be/60GAzxIhak4

Der Fuhrer
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Mr. Aquino’s people mob power exposed…

ANAD warns vs. communist-initiated revolutionary government

balitangkutseroo
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well done ilda,well done.by the way,this tunnel vision you mentioned is very interesting.parang kabayo pala si pnoy dahil ang mga kabayo ay nilalagyan ng tapa oho sa magkabilang mata para diretso lang takbo.at any rate thank you for this beautiful and informative article.

Robert Haighton
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Although its hard for me to comment on this specifically but in general terms I still can comment. Now what PNoy did may be wrong and being an act of tunnel vision but if the students’ ears are not damaged and their minds are not damamged they (the students) can make up their own minds and say to themselves: “that Pnoy is sucking big time”. But if the students ears and minds are weak and easy to manipulate then we have to worry more about the talents and capacities & capabilities of the students who may be the future leaders… Read more »
Combuzz
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The students donned their yellow shirts and waved their yellow flags at this ceremony. I am pretty sure these kids are very impressionable. I’ve also noticed something about Philippine education system, they do not teach critical thinking, I’ve seen it from my “scholar” cousins who have very high grades in Philippine colleges. Not to be arrogant or anything but their intellectual capacity does not even match mine with my mediocre GPA at a CSU.

flax
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One has to wonder the extent of the president’s persuasive powers. His only audience seems to be gullible and naive young girls.

Aegis-Judex
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“His only audience seems to be gullible and naive young girls.”

Reminds me of something…

*cough*Bieber*cough

Lord Chimera
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Considering his abilities that’s the only kind of confrontation he can manage. but then the girl who asked the question has much nicer manners than him to protest his off-topic answer.

balitangkutseroo
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i thought that simeon is after the corrupt.but then he himself is guilty of corrupting the young minds of the student.

Robert Haighton
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“I’ve also noticed something about Philippine education system, they do not teach critical thinking,”

I really wonder what those students are taught anyway? During my 2 visits to the Philippines I have not met and I have not seen one intelligent person who was able to speak more than 2 words about global affairs instead of about religion, going to church, food, taking care of their family.

And by the way: the parents also have a role/task to make their own kids defensible, to learn them how and where to realize/see when a person speaks baloney/bull shit. Parents are not infallible.

Der Fuhrer
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Mr. Aquino’s misplaced focus on his perceived enemies shows his state of mind. This fixated obsession is distracting him from his multifaceted role, his duties and his responsibilities. There is something wrong with a so-called leader who sees nothing but an enemy to be demonized with continuing black propaganda, trial by publicity and fabricated evidence.He is seen as the self anointed man on horseback acting as judge, jury and executioner. His bad examples are affecting the youth, the improved society and our culture. He is a piece of work in progress as he continues to ignore the pressing issues of… Read more »
FallenAngel
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Der Fuhrer,

His “work in progress” status has long since passed, don’t you think? The final version still leaves a lot to be desired.

If he does hear invisible voices, will he next be performing miracles?

Der Fuhrer
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@FallenAngel

You want to know the truth? He will not be performing miracles that’s for sure. His destructive potential in continuing actions and omissions have already begun. God help us!

balitangkutseroo
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if he is indeed hearing voices compelling him to do something,that’s serious thing that should be addressed.the first thing to do is to convert one of the ward in national mental hospital into presidential suite in case he progressed into a full blown mental patient.seriously,parang may sayad talaga si pnoy.

FallenAngel
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I had a piece in mind with pretty much the same points you had mentioned above. I would have called it “Can we still trust the President?”. The vague answer that Aquino gave to the question on the state of reforms if Corona is acquitted caused me to blurt out a WTF. I listened to the speech. I was not impressed. I pity the students who had to endure listening to him complain. They probably even showed more maturity than he did, if you ask me. The idea of three, coequal branches of Government escapes a man who refuses to… Read more »
Der Fuhrer
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@Fallen Angel

Perhaps Mr. Aquino hears invisible voices. These voices drive him to an intense focus directing all his attention against his perceived enemies. He once said God is on his side. But are the voices of divine origin?

balitangkutseroo
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if pnoy continues to present excessive obsession,he is already classified as mentally unstable.if he is hearing voices compelling him to do something,this is quite serious.he might be soon becoming schizophrenic.or he might be having this diagnosis of “DELUSION OF GRANDEUR”.

mamang sorbetero
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N/A purpose to speak before an audience of catholic and young students is only to exploit, there is absolutely no truth to what he said, he knows his audience would do nothing but to listen, hinde daw patas ang laban tsk tsk i thought he trusted the system, now he is calling for people na manindigan at kumilos? for what? his daang matuwid line of thinking is sickening, that what he believe is true is a voice of God and the people is only a product of a mind of mad man!!!

Robert Haighton
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If someone is telling BS (bull shit) then I will walk away or stop listening or make sure he will shut up any next time. What about new elections to shut him up next time?

Lord Chimera
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Well there you have it folks, now that the King in Yellow knows which way the wind blowing(Corona’s acquittal)and it’s not in his favor judging from the way the Senate voted on respecting the SC’s TRO concerning the opening of Corona’s bank accounts. Since he can’t take down Corona in a legal way(as if), he now attempts to take him out thru populist tactics. The fact that he had a power point presentation on hand to present his case goes to shows that the Yellow Cabal has switched to Plan B. You can call him crazy, but you have to… Read more »
h0me13iz
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“Aquino lamented that while the Supreme Court had dealt harshly with a Supreme Court employee who failed to include in her SALNs her family’s modest income from a market stall”. Nung nabasa ko yung case na yan, sa aking palagay… http://sc.judiciary.gov.ph/jurisprudence/1997/may1997/am_p_97_1247.htm Dishonesty ang MAIN CAUSE ng dismissal from service kasi doble doble ang pagkubra nya ng kanyang sweldo. “By her own admission, respondent had collected her salary from the Municipality of Panabo for the period of May 16-31, 1991, when she was already working at the RTC. She knew that she was no longer entitled to a salary from the… Read more »
Phil Manila
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“The prosecution seems to have a lot of phantom helpers …”

After the mysterious ‘small lady’, who presumably also delivered a copy of the questionable evidence to Congressman Holy (Banal eh), who will be the next Santa’s helper?

I bet you somebody who was so moved by the Powerpoint presentation:

A nun from La Consolacion College. 🙂

brokenphantom
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I don’t think even nuns are moved in Pnoy’s presentation anymore.
He just pissed off the Roman Catholic sect with RH Bill and the fact CBCP prefers that law must be followed.

flax
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A white lady? 🙂

tehot
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they are probably the ghosts Noynoy “Aragorn” Aquino summoned.

Felipe
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Who’re the idiots that even invited abNoy to speak at their podium in the first place? What words of wisdom or even inspiration can they get from a retard with no wisdom to share and no accomplishments to speak of to inspire these hapless students? How can you inspire excellence when all his life, he operated on the level of mediocrity and incompetence and continues to do so? How can you inspire students to reach for higher goals or ideals when even abNoy couldn’t get over himself and is all about selfish ends—petty romantic episodes, greed and covetousness? Never have… Read more »
jay
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MAD-Noy said ” it’s simple. do you trust corona” ( obviously playing on his trust ratings in the scam surveys of sws/pulse asia – expect a new survey anytime soon!)

answer ” a hell of a lot more than i trust a psychologically imbalanced DOM, an obsessive and vindictive control freak, and a waster who has not worked or achieved anything in his own right, even his money is inherited. p-noy is as fake as everything the prosecution and liberal party say”

joseph vibal
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say what you want, still, corona will go to jail as with gma

Aegis-Judex
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Sure, fine. But how many more worms are infesting the corpus that is the Philippines, huh?

It has been personal knowledge that every rotten branch excised has ten rotten branches well-hidden.

Hyden Toro
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The La Consolacion College, “Question and Answer” session, was Staged Managed. It’s like those Talk shows; where the audiences were given Questions to ask the Host. The Host answers them with a memorized answer…It’s very obvious…they made it up that way…then, Noynoy Aquino displayed himself , to be very knowledgeable in answering the questions. It was shown by his Propaganda Media: ABS-CBN. Maybe directed by : Ricky Carandang and Mislang, while they were sipping Vietnamese wines… The mental stability of Noynoy Aquino is in question. Maybe his mental illness has recurred, due to the stress, he placed on himself. His… Read more »
flax
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fiddling while the country burns, just like Nero

Der Fuhrer
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@Hyden Toro

I saw the picture of the people seated behind Mr. Aquino on the stage. I was studying their faces. Not one of them was smiling at the time the picture was taken. Most kids are wise nowadays to the rants of the absolute dictator wannabe. Believe me the La Consolacion kids are a lot more brainy than Mr. Aquino.

karim
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perhaps the one who made his speech was josh. no one in his right mind specially the highest official of the land should utter those words. that is not acceptable since the case of the CJ is still on going for trial. he already discredit the credibility of the impeachment court.

well, on the other hand, i am not surprise for him doing those non sense blah!blah!blah! matagal ko ng alam po na hindi matino ang pag iisip ng hinalal nyong pangulo ay mean, PANG-GULO:)

roderick sibelius
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Roderick Sibelius Misplaced Pride/Honor = Prejudice untoward and unbecoming of a Public Servant, He had ‘great speeches when he was campaigning and now, walk the talk of your PROMISES, SIR!!!!!!… or you have become an iconoclast to the ideals of the masses, you have become an inept virulent public WANG WANG from your own mental distortion field visions of power to corrupt and a menace to society.

Eye MD
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“President Noynoy Aquino (PNoy) seems to be suffering from tunnel vision. The scientific meaning of the term tunnel vision refers to the loss of a person’s peripheral vision. People who suffer from tunnel vision can only see what is in front of them and not the ones on the sides of their eyes. The term tunnel vision is also used in literature to metaphorically describe someone who has a myopic view or narrow point of view of the world.” I’m sorry but I couldn’t help but comment on this being an eye doctor and all. First, “tunnel vision” is not… Read more »
frankieyum
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This I also have to point out. The author did not say that ‘tunnel vision’ is a scientific term. She says that ‘the scientific meaning of the term “tunnel vision” is.’ I think you got it wrong in the first place EyeMD.

Der Fuhrer
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On the intellectually challenged state of mind of the sleeping dictator…


CJ to Noy: Keep off trial, prove mental fitness to lead

Der Fuhrer
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The sleeping dictator is violating the sub judice rule…


Isn’t P-Noy’s attacks on CJ Corona sub judice?

Journeys and Travels
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What was lamentable on these is that the republic has been left without a steer direction vis-a-vis the global threats that are directed towards us, individually and collectively as a nation. I would have appreciated it very much if the President has reminded us how to spur economic development through entrepreneurship and encouraging investments in the education sector; would have appreciated it if the President, while using PowerPoint presentation, presented to us facts about inflation, labor statistics and how his government is curbing it. I would have appreciated it if the President has laid down in his presentation how disasters… Read more »
Lord Chimera
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What else can you expect from him? he has no or little ability to handle such important issues that are affects the nation in long-term. His lack of mind is only capable of focusing against Corona.

karim
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@journeys and travel we have the same expectation as would supposed to be a good president should exactly did for his “daan na matuwid” battle cry. i am sorry to say that he is doing opposite, he made that road crooked, narrow and dark. in fact, he is in the abyss state of mind as what our respected blogger precise observation for him, a “tunnel visioned”. i think the best thing for him to do now is to resign. he is not smart enough to run this country affairs.. either internal or external. he lacks directions and very inexperienced in… Read more »
mamang sorbetero
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it is unlikely for a president, that is expected to uphold the rule of law, to call on people to “manindigan” and “kumilos” hinting a mob rule just in case CJ is acquitted, this only shows how sick is the mind of the president, that what he think is right have a grace from God and therefore should be followed by the people and that nobody could stand along his “daang matuwid”… his speeches were very alarming, full of biases and vindictiveness, the president by his own doing, has created a disturbing environment for the Philippines and divisiveness among us… Read more »
JCZzzzz
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The pressure put on B.S Noynoy by the entire Aquino-Cojuanco clan must be taking its toll on his mental capacity to the point of rendering his medications useless.

jay
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agree
that is the pressure point and why he suddenly shifted gear but only on 1 topic/subject.
after its over, back to lie-ins and short days

iamwhoam
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naloko na…