Noynoy Aquino is the worst president the Philippines ever had

Supporters of Philippine President Benigno Simeon Aquino insist that he is the “greatest” President the country has ever had. Now that his term is about to end, they worry about who can continue his so-called “reforms” after he leaves office. However, the fact that they are worried about who the next President will be already tells us that the legacy BS Aquino will be leaving behind is not a good one and therefore, he is not the greatest President the country has ever had.

Instead of institutionalizing good governance, President Aquino institutionalized patronage politics.
Instead of institutionalizing good governance, President Aquino institutionalized patronage politics.
The truth is, a lot of Filipinos lost their moral compass as soon as BS Aquino started his term. That was when disrespect for the country’s institutions and failure to uphold the rule of law became acceptable in Philippine society. Prior to BS Aquino’s term, most Filipinos were united against corruption. Prior to his term, a lot of people rallied outside on the streets or supported those who did so.

The Black and White movement – a movement organized by the upper class members of society – rallied alongside militant groups like Bayan Muna and Gabriela – groups organized by the middle class fighting for the lower class. Nowadays, some people, mostly from the Black and White Movement who are now allied with the incumbent, have become confused and have turned a blind eye to the corruption and gross incompetence that pervade BS Aquino’s government.

Of course the President’s supporters – those who are beholden to the Aquino name – will deny any wrongdoing by the President and defend his actions by saying that “the end justifies the means”. That’s what they say every time BS Aquino persecutes a sick and frail former President Gloria Arroyo by talking about her alleged “crimes” in front of the media. Yes, the right to presumption of innocence is now a lost concept for many Filipinos because of BS Aquino. People are now quick to assume someone is guilty once the media allied with the incumbent says someone is “corrupt”.

We recall that after months of relentless black propaganda by BS Aquino, a lot of Filipinos were convinced the Department of Justice headed by Leila De Lima had every right to stop Arroyo from seeking medical treatment abroad back in 2011. Never mind when there was no pending case against her at that time that would have justified the hold departure order and her subsequent detention. BS Aquino still talks about Arroyo’s alleged “crimes” as if they have been proven in court. For the record, most of the charges against her have been dismissed for lack of evidence. That did not stop BS Aquino though from blaming her in his final state of the nation address.

We also recall that after months of relentless black propaganda by BS Aquino, a lot of Filipinos were convinced that Congress was right in impeaching former Chief Justice Renato Corona and that senator-judges were right in voting the guilty verdict at the conclusion of his trial. Never mind the fact that during the trial, it was proven that impeachment complaints were badly-written and the charges were trumped up just to railroad the impeachment process. And, more importantly, before, during and after the trial, allegations that BS Aquino bribed congressmen and senators using pork barrel funds so they would vote the “guilty” verdict were already being reported. Members of the public ignored this because in their mind, thanks to the trial by media perpetuated by BS Aquino and his supporters, they were convinced that Corona was corrupt and needed to go.

It is worth mentioning that three of the senator-judges who gave Corona the guilty verdict are now detained and facing much bigger corruption charges for their involvement in the pork barrel scam compared to Corona’s inaccurate statement of assets, liabilities and net worth – a charge that the law allows the public servant to correct without removal from office.

What happened to Arroyo and Corona is enough proof that BS Aquino set a precedent for the executive to abuse his power. Since BS Aquino thought that he had sole control over the national budget, he also thought he had control over the other branches of government – legislative and judiciary. The problem is, a lot of the members of congress can be bought by pork barrel funds and were still willing to compromise their principles in exchange for the executive funding of their “pet projects”. This is why impeachment cases against BS Aquino did not progress in congress.

Speaking of pork barrel, former Senator Panfilo Lacson is convinced “that PDAF or pork barrel and DAP are alive and kicking,” in the 2015 budget. He said his group has sufficient documents in their possession to show that pork is present in the 2015 General Appropriations Act (GAA). Lacson also noted that the new budget now allows “savings” to be declared even before the end of the fiscal year. This will give Budget Secretary Florencio Abad another excuse to transfer and use the funds “saved” at the executive’s “discretion”.

No wonder a lot of Filipinos are worried about who will take over the Presidency. Whoever wins will likely copy what BS Aquino is doing – use the public’s funds to continue patronage politics instead of using it to build and maintain vital public infrastructure. The irony is, BS Aquino supporters do not even realize that the source of dysfunction is BS Aquino himself. If ever Binay wins the Presidency for example, he can ask his own Budget Secretary to do what Abad is doing now – insert pork barrel in “projects” and then declare it as “savings” before the fiscal year ends so he can use it as his own “disbursement acceleration program”.

Loyalty to personalities among social movements has splintered and confused activism in the Philippines.
Loyalty to personalities among social movements has splintered and confused activism in the Philippines.
BS Aquino’s supporters often cite the economic growth rate and a few credit rating upgrades the country has achieved during his term. Both however, do not result in improvement in the lives of the majority. They are also not sustainable because the industries that fuel the growth rate are in the retail and real estate industry. And no matter how much they deny it, the economy still relies heavily on remittances from overseas contract workers. The credit upgrades will only translate to something significant when the borrowed funds are used to upgrade facilities and infrastructure that would then invite more local and foreign investments. At the rate BS Aquino’s government is “saving” funds, this will not happen in the remaining months of his term.

Instead of institutionalizing good governance, BS Aquino institutionalized patronage politics. As a consequence, instead of uniting the Filipino people, he divided their sentiments. Because he perverted the terms “honest” and “integrity”, Filipinos no longer know their true meanings. Compassion has turned to vindictiveness and cynicism. Instead of promoting loyalty to country, BS Aquino promoted loyalty to him and his party. Filipinos are now confused over who to trust. Mainstream media does not help in fostering unity and kindness with their biased and negative reporting. They only give airtime to possible candidates who are deemed “popular”.

Only the names Poe, Binay and Roxas are often featured on the front pages of mainstream media. They do not bother to feature less-popular individuals who are more qualified. No wonder there are no competent individuals from the private sector who want to run for President. They likely fear being dismissed as a nuisance and worse, being demonized. No one in their right mind would want to run against politicians who have the machinery to ruin their lives. And frankly, there are people who won’t think twice about destroying the lives of their rivals. That is why the Philippines — a country of 100 million — is now a place where finding even one good leader has become exceedingly difficult.

Indeed, the environment of hate and distrust in Philippine society became worse during BS Aquino’s term. One can be forgiven for saying that he is the worst President the Philippines ever had.


Post Author: Ilda

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Thanks, IIda. This post is GREAT, as it illuminates the corrupting links between branches of Government that are supposed to remain separate as a “check and balance” to protect the people and their interests. I laugh to myself when I see “NO FIXER” signs in Government Offices. This just means they cut out the middle-man and the fixer fees now go straight to the Agency. DAP is the same process. Funds for needed projects are allocated and appropriated, but some % (IMF estimates 40%) is declared a “savings” and goes direct to DAP, ZAP, CRAP or other scam du jour,… Read more »

Standby for incoming asshurt noytard failipinos in 3…2…1…


Binay is the worst vice president in the history of our country!!! Enough said.


I would say he’s the worst president the country NEVER had. Did he even do anything? At all? The public might as well have voted for a tree stump.

The best that can be said about him is that he prevented someone far, far worse from holding office for a few years.

Ilda you said Aquino is the worst president of the not complying with the law..some people say the most ignorant, and you know what else.THE WORST PRESIDENTS……..I am wondering where you and all those Aquino critics have been???? Aquino is better than those previous president…beginning from Diosdado Macapagal..I just starting to read when I saw in the news paper about corruption and kickbacks during that time as you can see,, corruption is already rampant long before Pinoy term as president …and it became worse…martial law ..we left the country for our own future because we saw the hopelessness in… Read more »
bernard jbaylon

I beg to object.

…you broadcasts this most
unfounded blog to mislead,
while the fact is that
only the gullible and stupid
will buy this as true
to believe.


He is and will always be considered as the worst president! He did Nothing…look what happened to the yolanda funds…

Johnny Derp
It seems this article attracted the usual kind of attention that GRP usually gets from malacañang morons. You noytards want proof of your idol’s incompetence? Look at how they managed to bungle up the maintenance of the MRT stations. Look at how he managed to get 44 SAF troopers killed just because he wanted to secure his nobel peace prize for handing mindanao over to the MILF. So don’t come over here expecting undeserved praises for your incompetent idol. To the two idiots that came here to troll. Troll Harder because your idol is definitely indefensible now that the public… Read more »

You do nothing but complain. Is that what you can only do? By the time a new president will be seating in 2016, you will agian do the same thing you are good at – complain.

If he is the worst, then who’s better than him back in 2010?

THEY WIN!!! All Politicians have created what they needed. Filipinos are turning on each other, including those commenting here!!! Read the things we say to each other in these comments!!! Politicians “Play Fight” with each other during the day, THEN LAUGH AT US ALL NIGHT because we’re foolish enough to fall for the fake drama. Aquino, Binay, Marcos, Poe, Roxas, ALL OF THEM are playing roles. Their lust to maintain status and power is all that matters to them. They see people a disposable subspecies for their amusement. IIda is right, Aquino is the worst President, but only because he… Read more »

Whatever lessons we already learned from BS Aquino’s term will be only as good as the capacity our brains have to recall them enough to not repeat them.

I think we can check off this combination of feigned incorruptibility and outright incompetence – as another failed experiment. Guys when will we ever get this experiment right?

PH still in the search for that elusive embodiment of the combination of incorruptible and competent. Where are you? Will the Lee Kwan Yew of the PH please stand up?


I would rather have as my patron a host of anonymous citizens digging into their own pockets for the price of a book or a magazine than a small body of enlightened and responsible men administering public funds.

I would rather chance my personal vision of truth striking home here and there in the chaos of publication that exists than attempt to filter it through a few sets of official, honorably public-spirited scruples.

Presidente Emilio

Ramon Magsaysay is still the benchmark of a good presidency, it seems. If anybody want to gauge Noynoy’s final grade, compare him to that guy.


Bravo. This intelligently captures my whole George Orwell feeling about the last five years of PNOY and its twisted reality. The sick LP mind behind this abuse of power studied his Machiavelli to the T.

He is the Best President because like the mother he was hesitant to be a President. The mother became a President, anyway, because they claim there was Cory Magic. He is the Best President because the mother died, and they didn’t want the Cory Magic to die. The magic must be on the one who walks, talks, acts as a good mama’s boy. He loves music, computer games, guns, fast cars, and pretty women, even if these women don’t love him back. So, he became a President, anyway. He is the Best President because riding on the emotionally charged atmosphere… Read more »

The minions of Aquino and the YellowTards, are worried; because once Aquino is gone; they will be replaced by people of the new administration. Their positions and privilages will be transfered to the winning team. Out they go…

There are no programs that Aquino has formulated to solve the country’s problems. His programs are: DAP, PDAF, Pork Barrel Bribery, BBL Law, Patronage Politics,etc…all to bleed more money out of the National Treasury, going to their foreign bank accounts…

Aquino era will be judged by Historians as the Worst era in Philippine History…


Add,,,,,you just analyzed the 6 term of Pinoy and you for the most part hit the target…Aquino and his administration are not the best ..and none from the previous Presidents as well,,, nowwww what the future brings the Philippines and its people…it’s a Big 0 or I say NADA. Some of the commentators here got a good idea for change ,,, but it is only good if it will put to action ,,,but with out no financial backing it is doomed to fail…God help the Philippines and the Filipinos…I rest my opinion…


Noy NOY and his mother are both just blah blah blah , NO Action ..
I want reforms !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


What all you idiots need there is a stalin and Hitler like leader. All you idiots created your own demise. What all you need is a dose of reality and a swift kick in the ass.


Btw, the Chinese are knocking on the Door. Might as well change the name of Philippines to FAILIPPINES. What Manila needs is to be nuke and built from the ground up. Civil War needs to happen. The FAILIPPINES IS HOPELESS unless a third or half of the population needs to be eradicated. That’s the only way.