President Noynoy Aquino’s mouth is his own worst enemy

noynoy_aquinoDespite how president Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino keeps telling the public about how he is going to ignore his critics, or how “he prays for their enlightenment”, how he wishes to suppress dissenting views, or even just basically wishes for them to vanish, it looks like he is actually giving them more reason to exist.

Whenever he opens his mouth in public, he simply gives his critics the very ammunition with which they will shoot him.

His speech to high school students about not voting for “ampaw” candidates looked to be the one that started the recent ball-rolling. In fact, it sparked a Twitter greeting from ex-congressman Teddy Casiño, “good morning citizens of the Ampaw Republic”, and the crew here at GetRealPhilippines got to be all over him and easily pointed out the irony of his “ampaw” statement.

Yet once again, at the 16th Philippine Quality Award Conferment Ceremonies at the Palace, it seems that he has outdone himself:

“Let us reinforce the culture of quality and competence that has taken root in the Philippines. If we continue working together—whichever sector we may be in—we can ingrain a culture that shuns mediocrity, and consistently pursues excellence,” Aquino said during the 16th Philippine Quality Award Conferment Ceremonies at the Palace.

Prior to Aquino’s rare apology, which was done in front of students during a forum, his administration had been under fire for its handling of Yolanda relief and rehabilitation efforts, among other things. An ally, Senator Sergio Osmeña III, even described Aquino as a “hardheaded” and an “awful manager” who may lose his endorsement value in 2016 if he does not fix the country’s pressing problems.

But Aquino said that with new scientific discoveries in almost every field, there are a “few excuses” left for substandard work.

“This brings to mind the saying, ‘Hindi pwede ang pwede na.’ Or, in English: Merely good enough is not enough,” he said.

Mr. President, there’s just one problem, if you haven’t noticed yet:

People do what they see.

And what can be seen in you is merely complacence, mediocrity, lack of substance, and an inability to learn from past mistakes – the very things you tell people to look out for whenever you run your mouth. The days of management and leadership by “do as I say, and not as I do!” are quite simply, gone, outmoded, and outdated – especially for public officials.

That simple statement, “People do what they see”, is in fact, one of the irrefutable laws of leadership espoused by American leadership guru John Maxwell – The Law of the Picture. You simply cannot say one thing, and yet show through your actions a completely different thing, especially opposed to what your words are. Such inconsistency between what you say and what you do will simply make one look like a hypocrite.

Speaking of management/leadership and relating it to BS Aquino, recall that in recent news, one of his staunchest allies, Senator Sergio Osmeña III, had recently gone on record to voice out his opinion on just how an awful manager he thought BS Aquino is and was. To BS Aquino’s critics, of course this is nothing new; it has been known to them even ever since he started campaigning for the 2010 elections.

Tell us again, BS Aquino, of just how good a leader/manager you are, when after four years into your term, you still manage to keep blaming your predecessor Gloria Arroyo for things you should already have control over. Tell us again, of how you and people in your cabinet keep making promises – such as the FOI bill and the restoration of electricity in typhoon-hit areas – and yet have either partially or fully failed to fulfill them. Tell us again, Mr. President, of how you claimed to have solutions for the problems in Filipino society, and then backtracked on them while claiming that you weren’t a superman? By the way, your “solutions” were usually half-baked, simply copied from your predecessor, or quite simply, don’t work.

BS Aquino was a very “promising” president at that time. Now he is simply a “trying” one.

As BS Aquino’s term now draws to a close, Filipinos now once again have to rely on the benefit of hindsight and perhaps regret – to tell them just how awful they are at choosing their government officials. It’s ridiculous, and not at all surprising, that the ironic words of one who embodies the very hollowness that he is now telling people to avoid are only now beginning to resonate.

But of course, irony is lost on a people who don’t really know irony that well.

BS Aquino, as a friend says, looks to be overestimating his own wit. And as fellow GRP writer Gogs has pointed out, a con man like BS Aquino can fool only those who are even more mediocre and dumber than he is.

Indeed, Filipinos deserve their politicians.


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One of the criteria in the quality award models ( both Baldrige and EFQM – European foundation for quality management) is the legal and ethical behaviour of the leader, not to mention the ability to formulate, communicate and successfully implement a vision and strategy with measurable results!
No award for pnoy aquino and his cronies.

Johnny Derp

He also lied when he said that he’ll ignore all his critics yet he sends his personal army of incompetent yellow monkeys to spread their propaganda on sites like this one.
Like Gogs and others have said before, Mr. Aquino wouldn’t need trolls to spread his propaganda if he was indeed doing his job.

Noy P. Salaula

Monkey see, monkey do.


The Economist ranks philippines 6th worst country in the world for cronyism, and it has got worse not better!
plutocrat control equals low wages, high unemployment and increasing inequality – the aquino model

A good leader should take note of these key areas: Communication – Good communication skills are required at every level of business, but leaders must possess outstanding communication skills. Luckily, this is a skill that can be learned. Motivating teams – Inspiring others is the mark of an effective leader. Motivation is best done by example and guidance, not by issuing commands. Team building – Putting together strong teams that work well is another trait of great leaders. The opposite is also true: if a team is weak and dysfunctional, it is generally a failure in leadership. Risk taking –… Read more »

The composition of his Cabinet and his appointees is a glaring fact of what she este he is.
Cheap Justice-SiraUlo Sereno
Justice Sexetary-Liela Halimaw
DILG-Pajak MarTillo
DSWD-Dunky Tulisan
Rahab CZAR-Boy Takas
paki dagdagan na lang kung sino sino pang mga palpak na alipores ni Boy Suhol aka Boya Ampaw

Dale Gozar

To stay in power or remain in position, our AMPAW Leaders in our

“Government don’t want a population capable of critical thinking.
They want obedient workers, people smart enough to run machines and dumb enough to passively accept their situation”. – George Carlin

Philippines main Export commodity are OFW (modern day form of slavery). It is the reason why RH Bill will never be implemented to maintain a continuous supply of cheap/quality labor and organ donor to the world.

Banapple Fan
4 na taon nang lumipas tsong hindi ka pa rin nakamove-on kay Gloria…FOUR YEARS. Tinalo mo pang mga taong naging biktima ng mga totoong krimen na naka-move on na pero ikaw hindi pa rin. And lahat na lang ng sinasabi mo, hindi mo ba napapansin na lagi na lang nagba-back fire pabalik sa iyo? Ay hindi mo nga pala alam, ampaw ka nga pala mag-isip. -_- Dalawang taon pang pagdurusa pagdadanasin natin sa ilalim ng administrasyong ampaw na ito. Dalawang taon pa…kung tutuusin kung pwede nga lang, ngayon na tayo kumilos para sa pagbabago, pero nakakainis lang kung yung mismong… Read more »
Henry Delgado

Well, isn’t he hypocrite?

I just thought you were not fully convinced, hehehe….

Hyden Toro

“Reinforce the culture of quality and compentence?” What is he talking about? Did Aquino forgot to take his anti-delusion/depressant/anxiety medications?

I’m not a Psychiatrist, or Psychologist. However, this President should have been treated from his depression and delusion, a long time ago. He still need some theraphy and treatments.

People voted a President who have no accomplishments; and have some mental issues. So, this is what we get…

JT Jerzy
EVERYONE HERE seems to miss one point…..The point that NO PROGRESS of the lower classes has been the plan of those running/ruining the country for the last 50 years! U C, the ‘massa’ hangs on the words of the media all day log due to lack of any type of decent employment. Thru this media brainwashing the massa somehow get, and more incredulously believe, the notion that the ‘next leader’ elected will somehow drag them collectively out of the wretched lives. There could be nothing further from the truth and is one reason no one should be surprised by the… Read more »

If only PNoy would listen to his critics instead of whining like a bitch every time, then he might have made a difference.

Then again, we’re talking about a 50+ year old stubborn baby here.

Thomas Jefferson
The mouth of BS Aquino does the talking… but his brain is the one that operates before he talks. Remember typhoon Yolanda and its victims! Up to this time he talks and yet there is no comprehensive development and rehabilitation plan. We all read the news. The ship of state has a laid back captain at the helm! Where are we going? No charted plans! No serious projects and programs! No damage control! No rescue and relief plans! The ship of state is leaking and taking in water. There is massive corruption, incompetence, stupidity and even laziness in government where… Read more »
Dale Gozar

Kindly delete my previous post. Accidental Cut & Paste – My apology to Joeld

Ernie Delfin

Water always seeks it’s own level! People including this no performing prez penoy always rises to their level of Incompetence!

Probably the leader that the Phil truly needs is not born yet!

Bill Kasi

The culprit is not Noynoy alone. It involves the whole yellow zombies organization, specially the yellow media. The yellow media is responsible for the propaganda of the Aquinos, and black propaganda for the adversaries. I’m not sure if we should blame the voters for voting the wrong or incompetent politicians? They were brainwashed.


Plain and simple way to describe our President…he doesn’t know what he’s doing.