PNoy and Mar Roxas caught looking like fools on video again at SM North ‘Martilyo Gang’ heist

The Philippines’ dynamic duo, President Benigno Simeon “BS” Aquino III and Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Mar Roxas are at it again. This time the scene of the most recent “national crisis” is a heist allegedly perpetrated by the notorious “Martilyo Gang” at the SM North Mall Sunday night. According to SM Supermalls president Annie Garcia, “The police are on top of the situation and handling the matter.” Apparently, BS Aquino and Roxas did not receive that memo and reportedly thought otherwise…

The crime was alarming enough for President Benigno Aquino and Interior Secretary Mar Roxas to interrupt their Sunday evening to check on the crime investigation themselves, leading many to wonder what the national interest was.

Media mileage: Philippine President BS Aquino at the scene of a minor crime in SM North Mall
Media mileage: Philippine President BS Aquino at the scene of a minor crime in SM North Mall

The report also noted that “Later that evening, Interior Secretay Roxas told reporters that the robbers bought hammers and other implements inside the mall.” Evidently, the police really aren’t “on top of the situation” as first reported by Garcia on account of the way no less than the DILG secretary is issuing press statements to the media.

What exactly warrants the presence of not just a cabinet-level official but the Commander-in-Chief of the Philippines’ armed forces no less to be at the scene of a petty crime in which no casualties were reported? Apparently it was of special interest to President BS Aquino as “Aquino was seen interviewing security personnel.”

It’s a national head-scratcher trying to figure out what exactly constitutes a national crisis to the Philippines’ famously daft Chief Executive. Perhaps President BS Aquino and his sidekick Secretary Roxas are a bit behind on their Christmas shopping and thought Hey, there’s a petty crime scene investigation going on at SM. Let’s hit two birds with one stone and get a bid of media mileage while we pick up a few XBoxes for the kids…

What these bozos consider important is anyone’s guess.

Apparently, body count is not at the top of our action men’s list of criteria defining items of national importance. Just this morning a bus “fell off” an elevated highway in Bicutan, a suburb of Metro Manila reportedly resulting in “over 20 dead”. How exactly a bus simply “falls off” an elevated highway is anyone’s guess, but the transport company involved, Don Mariano Bus Lines, allegedly sports a very spotty safety record. Recall the same deadly consistency also boasted by Sulpicio Lines which, under its management, saw tens of thousands of Filipino lives lost over decades of passenger shipping.

No sign of DILG Secretary Mar Roxas: 20 dead in the aftermath of a deadly bus mishap the following day
No sign of DILG Secretary Mar Roxas: 20 dead in the aftermath of a deadly bus mishap the following day

You wonder, then, whether Filipinos are smart enough to expect the right stuff from their leaders. Are they electing them to be media whores? Or are they electing them to implemement long-term solutions to the renowned social dysfunction that is dyed into the very fibres that make up the very fabric of their society?

That Filipino politicians can routinely get away with blatantly engaging in media facetime grabbing while scores of hideously fatal recurring issues begging the most obvious solutions remain at the bottom of politicians’ To-Do Lists reflects the character of this chronically financially- and intellectually-impoverished society.

Perhaps it is true: Filipinos deserve their politicians.

The power to prove that statement false is in the hands of every Filipino voter.

[Photos courtesy ANC 24/7 Facebook Page.]

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47 Comments on “PNoy and Mar Roxas caught looking like fools on video again at SM North ‘Martilyo Gang’ heist”

  1. Let us pause for a moment to enjoin in sympathizing with those who lost a loved one in the tragic bus mishap today at the skyway in slex. This is one of many times that vehicles have “flown” out of the second level road into the ground level.

    Perhaps it’s time the government started taking drastic measures to ensure public commuter’s safety to prevent further tragedies. But I think that would be an oxymoron because the Philippine government is this country’s greatest tragedy, afterall. No pun intended.

  2. I’d like to say it’s the Skyway management’s (privately owned by SanMiguel Corp.) fault on the mishap but apparently…

    it rained early morning, and there was a new layer of asphalt laid days ago, so hydroplaning isn’t out of the question.

    Morning rush hour traffic going southbound skyway is almost always a breeze, thereby the chances of an accident is quite high.

    To skyway’s only credit there is a huge-ass LED signage stating that the speed limit for all vehicles are consistently shown…and not much else.

    Even on sundays some sportscars are racing away above the speed limit and the short(!)ended enforcers are inutile to even chase these clowns.

  3. That bus accident can be traced down to the LTO issuing licenses to people who cannot drive. Hey….LTO was under Roxas…. could have been his chance to save some lives for a change.

  4. I’d like to add that the bus also crossed the bridge over bicutan interchange, so figuratively and literally, it was all downhill from there 🙁

  5. the question(s) asked under the pic of the catastrophe, need not be asked as the answers do not matter.

    Yawn, the treasury still needs a guardian. but can anyone imagine a poilitician in the country not stealing? The statement about certain things being ingrained into every fiber of ‘their societies’ is true: Politicians are thieves in the country, and most others, life is cheap in the Philippines! and both of these facts aren’t changing: even if people waste their time voting.

  6. Aquino and Roxas doing their lone ranger routine clown act again.

    It was them they showed up at the Serendra blast, and if I remember it correctly it was the contractor(Ayala)’s liability why the gas blast happened. So what happened?

    Also the martilyo gang..WTF?

    It seemed that the duo hacienderos are also overpriced security guards too.

  7. “Hey bro, take it slow
    You ain’t livin’ in a video
    You’re flying low with a high velocity
    No doubt, you’re stressin’ out
    That ain’t what rock n’ roll’s about
    Get off that one way trip down lonely street ”

    Alice Cooper—-Hey Stoopid

  8. Para sa inyong lahat na walang magawa kundi bumatikos!
    Saan ba lalagay sa inyo ang mga leader ng ating bansa? Wala kayong alam kundi mambatikos! You pause for a while and ask yourself….ano ang nagagawa nyo para sa kapwa nyo…para sa bansa nyo? Instead na iukol nyo ang oras nyo sa pagpuna sa iba…kumilos kayo at tumulong, hindi puro puna at batikos. Ikaw ang isa sa mga dahilan kung bakit hindi umaasenso ang bansa mo!

    1. I have been working since I graduated and I have also put up a business. I have been paying taxes – taxes which the government automatically gets from my salary and which the BIR gets from my business. Now, please tell me I haven’t done my part to help the country.

      With everything that is happening, I believe that I have the right and the moral obligation to say what is wrong and I am not happy with what PNoy and his minions are doing. I did not elect PNoy since he has no achievements to speak of. However, I gave him a chance to correct what is wrong with our society. But alas, nothing happened. He has, in fact, only made it worse.

      The government is in shambles. The people are left to fend for themselves. It seems that no one is really in charge. The country has lost its direction.

      In my professional experience; when you don’t perform the job you are hired to do, you are asked to leave. You are asked to tender your resignation papers. In the corporate and business world, results matter.

      PNoy and his minions have contracted the AIDS disease – as if doing something… They have not produced any significant and positive results. The Philippines is currently stuck in a rut. The country will not be able to take in another 3 years of doing nothing.

    2. Hay naku, gasgas na yang spiel mo bobo.
      Wala na bang ibang spiel na binigay sa iyo ng dating boss mong si Carandang?
      Sa totoo lang, walang darating na tulong sa tacloban kung walang nagreklamo na foreign media sa kabagalan ng gobyerno na ito.
      So ibabalik ko sa iyo ang tanong mo, Ano na ang nagawa ng Pangulo mo sa bayan natin aside from sisi ng sisi sa nakalipas na administrasyon?

      Ano bang nagawa ng pangulo mo nung senador at congresista siya para gawin mong parang diyos diyosan siya hmm?

        1. Wow out of nowhere this creature in the name of Emiliz just appeared?? Nabuhay na naman si Aling Lacierda!!

    3. Ikaw ang isa sa dahilan bat di umaasenso ang gobyerno. Sinusuportahan niyo pa kasi ang mga kamalian nila. The more they think na may supporters pa sila mas lalo nila mafifeel na tama sila at mas lalo nila to gagawin pa. Tsss.

    4. ehh Ikaw ano nagawa mo? May naiambag ka ba sa Bayan? May kabutihan ka bang nagawa sa kapwa mo? ohh baka isa ka ding palamunin ng kapwa mo na nagbabayad ng Buwis..

    5. @Emiliz

      Una, tumutulong ako sa kapwa ko sa ibang paraan. Ano naman ang ginagawa mong tulong?

      Pangalawa, ipukpok mo yung ulo mo gamit ang martilyo dahil isa ka rin sa mga dahilan kung bakit hindi umaasenso ang Pilipinas: Imbis na makita ang pagkakamali ng tao, dinidipensahan nyo pa ang kanyang pagkakamali.

  9. To Emili: tama ka kaya di umaasenso ang bansa sa kagaya mong bulag at tanga sa nangyayaring totoo sa bansa, kaya sila nambabatikos para gumising o kalampagin ang gobyernong manhid sa hinaing ng maralita!

  10. Emilis, wala ka karapatan pakilosin ang tao kung ayaw nya, kundi ikaw ang kumilos una sa lahat utak mo pakilosin kung puso ka pa para sambayanan, ang galing mo magsalita akala mo kung sino ka puweee!

  11. You have to realize, he is a “Sy”, and the president is an “Aquino”… – Mar Roxas

    State of Emergency declared – PNoy

  12. @Benign0 I think it is quite unfair to blame entirely on the not so smart voters why we have this kind of government. HocusPCOS is major contributor. COMOLECT is another one. Although vote buying is part of the problem. What I am seeing is the Yellow Media trying to condition the mind of the Filipinos that it is the voter’s fault why we have this kind of leaders in order to take away the heat from the real culprit which are the HocusPCOS and the COMOLECT. Who are controlling this two? Your guess is as good as mine.

  13. News flash! Malacanang issues an explanation!…

    Reports earlier said that Aquino and Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas 2nd “immediately” went to SM City North Edsa after members of the notorious criminal gang tried to rob a jewelry store.

    Philippine National Police (PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima also arrived at the mall earlier to investigate the incident.

    Speaking to reporters, Palace spokesman Edwin Lacierda explained that the President only showed up to check the situation and also to ensure that “proper investigation”will take place.

  14. Mr. Aquino and Mr. Roxas may had thought, that the Bandits armed with hammers (martilyo), are threat to National Security. While a former Policeman armed with M16 Armalite Rifle was not. So, both men went to cower, inside their holes to hide. Because the perpetrator can shot back.
    We have two men in top positions; who cannot figure out: what consist of a threat to National Security. I don’t know, if I would laugh or cry. I would like to strangle both of these two idiots. They pander for media attentions. However, they cannot help, but make fools of themselves. What a two Jerks , these people are , we have as our leaders…

  15. Some idiots also want to implement restrictions on buying hammers. Wahahaha! That just takes the cake. Anyone got a better word than “stupid” or “idiots”?
    Why not just require jewelry shops to use plexiglass on their displays (idiots!)? You can hammer away all day, and you won’t even create a scratch.

    1. brainless, dazed, deficient, dense, dim, doltish, dopey, dull, dumb, dummy, foolish, futile, half-baked, half-witted, idiotic, ill-advised, imbecilic, inane, insensate, irrelevant, laughable, lethargic, ludicrous, meaningless, mindless, moronic, naive, nincompoop, nonsensical, obtuse, out to lunch, pointless, puerile, rash, senseless, shortsighted, simple simpleminded, slow, sluggish, stolid, stupefied, thick, thick-headed, rivial, unintelligent, unthinking, witless.

      as sharp as a bagfull of hammers

  16. “Stupid is as stupid does”
    Forrest Gump

    Pnoy aquino and mar roxas, alias dumb and dumber, or bum and bummer, since they seem to be joined at the arse these days, are turning the country into a farce, or an xmas pantomime. (There’s certainly no lack of ugly sisters to choose from in the aquino circle of kkk)

    We all knew about aquino’s lack of intellect from the outset, but increasingly he displays not one iota of common sense, in addition to no statesmanship, no empathy, no strategic understanding, and certainly no results, simply constantly whining like a little girl, regular disappearing acts when decisions are needed, and always trying to look busy by occupying himself with irrelevent trivia, that is, when he is not noynoying with playstation, josh, or whoever. When the going gets tough, pnoy aquino goes into reverse.

    The boy-man is a walking disaster, with a grinning excuse for every failure, an inappropriate remark for every occasion, and a work ethic which would make a sloth seem industrious. Instead of ‘engage brain, open mouth’, it is ‘open mouth, put foot in it’ ( kris aquino does something similar, but even more disgusting!)

    Chubby chaser Pnoy aquino may well get his rocks off by masturbating to his idol kim yong un, who keeps the stomachs and minds of his countrymen empty, assassinates family members, rallies against any criticism, and likes military toys.

    But as all dictators know, when achievement and respect is replaced by abuse of power and the wanton destruction of the democratic pillars, then it is only a matter of time before you get eaten by the tiger you are riding

    “Italy in the 1920s, Germany in the ’30s, East Germany in the ’50s, Czechoslovakia in the ’60s, the Latin American dictatorships in the ’70s, China in the ’80s and ’90s, North Korea currently – all dictatorships and would-be dictators target newspapers and journalists as their perceived enemies”.
    Naomi Wolf

    the constant diet of propaganda and photo ops is wearing thin even with pnoy aquino’s allies.

  17. Hanggang ngayon ay hindi alam ni Noynoy kung ano ang katungkulan niya bilang presidente. Sabagay wala tayong maasahan sa isang tao na naging presidente kahit walang plataporma. Ang katunayan na hindi niya alam ang katungkulan bilang presidente ay ang hindi maagap na pagtugon sa kalamidad ng Typhoon Yolanda. Akala niya kailangan niyang i-takeover muna niya ang local government. Hindi din niya alam na dapat protektahin ang taong bayan sa sobrang taas ng singil sa electricity, tubig at gasolina na kung hindi pa nagreklamo ang taong bayan ay hindi siya kikilos. Ang tingin ko sa nakawan sa SM ay nandoon si Noynoy hindi upang mahuli ang mga magnanakaw kundi propaganda lamang dahil bukong buko na siya na isang walang kakayahan at gustong bumawi. Palagay ko hindi na siya makakabawi kahit anong gawin. Mabuti pang mag-resign siya upang mapatunayan madaming tao ang higit may kaaalamang kung paano manungkulang bilang presidente.

  18. “politics is a mass of lies, deceit, evasions, hatred, stupidity, and schizophrenia”.
    George Orwell

    ‘I cannot believe how incredibly stupid pnoy aquino is. I mean
    rock-hard stupid.
    Dehydrated-rock-hard stupid. So stupid that it goes way beyond the stupid we know into a whole different dimension of stupid. He is trans-stupid stupid. Meta-
    stupid. Stupid collapsed in on itself, so that even the neutrons have collapsed. Stupid so dense that no intellect or logic can penetrate his impermeable thickness. Singularity stupid. Blazing hot mid-day sun on Mercury stupid’

    Any man can make a mistake, but only an idiot persists and continues to repeat them, and only a mega-idiot takes pride in his incompetence, and remains impervious to reality or reason, and steadfast in his own inanity and insanity.

    God made an idiot for practice, and then perfected it in pnoy aquino

    ‘Pnoy aquino emits more stupidity in one second than our entire galaxy emits in a year. Quasar stupid. Nothing in our universe can really be this stupid.
    Perhaps he is some primordial fragment from the original
    big bang of stupid. Some pure essence of stupid so virginal and untouched by anything else as to be beyond the laws of physics that we know.’

    In moslaw’s hierachy of stupidity pnoy aquino has achieved cartoon character status, and his goal now is self-perpetuation through alter ego mar roxas and mini-me josh aquino. Good luck with that, Mr Magoo.

    Pnoy aquino collects honorary degrees in stupidity, which complement his masters in indolence, and a PhD in hypocricy.

    Pnoy aquino is clearly not playing with a full deck, he is a few sandwiches short of a picnic;
    the lights are on but no-one is home.
    He is Einstein’s counter balance; the antithesis of studious, the poster boy for the idle rich.
    In other words, as thick as 2 short planks

    I could go on, but i can’t go on.

    ‘This is an epiphany of stupid for me. After this, you may not
    hear from me again for a while. I don’t have enough strength left to deride his ignorance and half
    baked comments, or any of the rest of his drivel. Duh’

    I must go and lie down in quarantine conditions, away from his irradiation of stupidity and contamination of the country.

  19. I can understand Roxas being there, him being the Police’s boss. Police image and presence (and apparent lack of it in the malls) during Christmas season is a concern for him. But PNoy’s presence certainly is a headscratcher.

  20. I am inspired by Mar Roxas’s courage to hold Roumualdez accountable. I admire Mar Roxas for his unrelenting passion and drive to help the Filipino people. He is truly Presidential Material. He will make a great President one day!

    1. Presidential material?
      Don’t be delusional, you moron.
      Everyone already knows that Mar has no chance of winning the 2016 elections due to his lack of sincerity and competence.

      He has no chance of winning anymore and that is a FACT.

      1. mar roxas will not be running in 2016. that is not only becoming clear but accepted as a done deal.
        he has already been given the hint by lp business backers.
        they are not prepared to back damaged goods who has no chance of winning and now it is just a matyer of how roxas saves face and steps aside, again!!

  21. congratulations to pnoy aquino and mar roxas

    philippines now risen into top 3 of worlds worst countries for corruption in 2012 – and no doubt can clinch 1st place in 2013.
    SOURCE -GFI
    comment – wtf! you hypocritical scum

  22. roxas is about to get another slap in the face.
    last year he promised that cctv camers would be installed at NAIA – people were amazed at the time that there were none.
    now a murder takes place and, surprise, surprise, no cctv cameras. these jokers are beyond incompetent but guilty of wilful neglect as they busy themselves with private agendas, and private ‘business’. roxas needs to start working, and less time on extramarital activities.
    and am sure korina will be giving him a private slap when she is publicly humiliated.
    roxas’ brains are in his arse. stupid idiot. karma is near

    1. I’d say that the apologists of Mar are looking very very foolish right now since their idol forgot all about his promise to put in cctv cameras at NAIA.

    2. This is what Mar said last year regarding the Claudine-Raymart-Tulfo Brawl:
      “Nagkataon lang na ngayon nangyari itong suntukan. Pero kung next year nangyari ‘yung suntukan,eh di nakuha sila live,in action colored”

      ONE YEAR LATER

      “No CCTV installed in NAIA 3”

      Anyare?

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