Noynoy Aquino: Can’t quit smoking, can’t deliver OTHER promises

Zippo anyone? Ogie and other people who can't wait to give Noynoy a light.

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/inquirerheadlines/nation/view/20100525-271892/Aquino-on-smoking-Sorry-but-I-cant-quit

Aquino on smoking: Sorry, but I can’t quit

By Christine O. Avendaño
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 03:59:00 05/25/2010

MANILA, Philippines—Presumptive president-elect Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III Monday rejected calls to quit smoking, saying his habit would help him deal with the severe pressures of his new position.

Aquino, 50, brushed aside calls from health groups that quitting smoking would set a good example for the country.

“People knew when I ran for president that I smoke,” Aquino said in reply to a nongovernmental organization who had asked him to be its antismoking poster boy.

“So as long as I don’t violate any laws and I don’t disturb anyone [I should be free to smoke]. This is one of my few remaining freedoms,” he said.

Aquino was back in the Senate Monday after three months of campaigning.

The senator, however, promised he would kick the habit—eventually.

“At the appropriate time, I will quit smoking,” he said.

Pressed to reveal why he was not ready to give up smoking just yet, Aquino said his new job would see him facing many “pressures” and by quitting now he would be adding an “unnecessary pressure.”

“It might even affect my decisions,” he said.

Told that giving up the habit would be for his own good, Aquino said he accepted this as true but insisted that “bad stress would be added” if he tried to quit now.

Later, in a chat with the Philippine Daily Inquirer and another reporter, Aquino said he preferred to smoke Marlboro Lights Menthol.

He said that during the critical snap presidential election in 1986, he smoked three packs of cigarettes—the most he had ever consumed in a day.

Smoking is one habit that Aquino shares with Barack Obama, who is still struggling to quit, according to his first medical examination in early March since becoming US President.

Obama, 48, promised his wife Michelle when he ran for president that he would quit. He was then smoking about eight sticks a day. Last year, he told reporters he had quit smoking but still had an occasional cigarette.

Aquino has a wide lead in the unofficial tallies of the Commission on Elections (Comelec).

Congress is slated to start canvassing the votes for president and vice president this week and intends to proclaim the winners before the second week of June.With a report from Agence France-Presse

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How many of you totally saw this one coming? Noynoy made all sorts of promises when he was running, just as he made all sorts of excuses for smoking — and not quitting. When he was campaigning he said he couldn’t quit just yet because of the pressure.

I told myself, yeah, and what made him think he could quit if he did win?

Well our special president-elect has confirmed what many of us knew then. Talk is cheap, dear Ngoyngoy.

Now, our equally dear Philippine Daily Inquirer, also known as the Official Aquino Newsletter, is mustering the gumption to again compare N/A (as Jojo Robles of the Manila Standard Today so aptly put it) to President Obama of the US — who also smokes.

Nah, I don’t think Obama is as special as our Ngoyngoy or even his more special sister Kris.

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As a commenter here so justifiably put it, if Noynoy can’t deliver on a promise to quit smoking, what makes us think he can do something even more ambitious. I mean, how can he end corruption?

But true to his warped, delusional form, Noynoy now threatens it might prod him into wrong decisions if he is pressured into quitting cold turkey. Yeah, and I’m Iron Man.

At least Obama is trying to quit, Noynoy. You can’t even commit to trying. What a loser you are.

“At the appropriate time, I will quit smoking,” said the Ngoyngoy.

Sounds like a promise you will make to Hacienda Luisita farmers: “At the appropriate time — which is never — the farmers of Hacienda Luisita will get their land.”

And that’s exactly what this loser we elected is good at — delaying tactics. He commit to do such and such some nebulous time in the future and we are forced to believe him. He commits to grandiose things and we hope he is capable. He commits to not besmirching the Aquino legacy and WE TAKE IT AT FACE VALUE. Kris commits to leaving the country if her brother wins, and we hold her to her word.

Goddamn.

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22 responses to “Noynoy Aquino: Can’t quit smoking, can’t deliver OTHER promises

  1. Hindi ba’t may speech siya last jan/feb 2010 na if president daw siya hindi kailangan taasan ang tax? tapos sa news lang lately kailangan daw taasan ang singil.. labo.. sabaw

    FLIP-FLOPPING PRESIDENT NOYNOY. — O.N.

    • marie

      Did you guys actually expect him to honor his “promises/statements”???? Call me a cynic but his own mother could not deliver her promise regarding Hacienda Luisita, what can you expect from her children?

      — APPARENTLY, A LOT OF PEOPLE DID, MARIE. CROSS YOUR FINGERS. — O.N.

  2. adolfo mortera

    he is a brat. notice how he replied to the question? it’s like saying it’s not our business. on second thought, let him continue smoking and burn slowly. let him flip flop on his promises till his head go bunkers and its content spill over for everyone to see: and empty shell.

    — TRUE. EMPTY! – O.N.

  3. adolfo mortera

    he is a brat. notice how he replied to the question? it’s like saying it’s not our business. on second thought, let him continue smoking and burn slowly. let him flip flop on his promises till his head go bunkers and its content spill over for everyone to see: an empty shell

  4. easydoesit

    on kris and her promise to leave: she said that will only happen if she puts noy into trouble – WHO WILL DETERMINE THAT? kris and her ates. meaning: ASA PA TAYO!

    on noy: hello, he can’t even promise his girlfriend a wedding date. yun nga “we shall see” status, what more his smoking!

    it’s disappointing to live in the Philippines knowing that a president will soon take office because of history, emotions, and showbiz. and the worst part is even people who did not vote for noy are saying give him a chance na lang. they are settling for him.

    YAN ANG PINOY: PURO PWEDE NA.

  5. Jim DiGriz

    Abnoy smoking is the least of the problem.

    Watch him set fire and burn down the whole country!

  6. arm

    my take- the populace shouldn’t interfere with his smoking- he’s an adult, it is his choice. the problem is, he PROMISED. Therein lies the problem. Kasi naman, wag na buksan ang bibig! nahahalata tuloy na walang isang salita.

    • ok lang syang ma-late sa mga appointments. check. ok lang syang manigarilyo moments kahit na late sya sa mga appointments. check. ok lang syang mag-vow na di sya magdadagdag ng taxes tapos binawing if necessary magdadagdag. check. ok lang sabihin nyang delegation na lang ang papadala nya abroad for presidential functions tapos sabay bawi this time na if he receives invitation why not. ang gulo naman. parang nung sinabi ng sister nya na mag-a-abroad sya if maging pabigat s’ya sa venture ng kapatid n’ya tapos sabay bawi sa TV na ‘di n’ya ginagawa ang campaign support para sa mga non-fans ng brother n’ya. ano yun? ang gulo. di naman sinagot ang tanong kung bakit di na sya aalis eh nagiging panggulo nga sya.

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    • May

      before you say something,,,,,you have to look at the whole picture first,,,,,why IS THIS COUNTRY NOT MOVING FORWARD???????BECAUSE OF those people who can only see the negative side,,,,,,,whoever is elected,,,,,would always be criticize????what kind of people are you,,,,,HOW CAN WE grow? That’s the only help you can give? Are you doing your part as citizens of this country? REFLECT!!!!!!!!it’s just irritating to read NONSENSE things? why don’t you suggest something helpful to you and your country?

  10. Byron S. Keats

    Shall we see our children smoke like Noynoy in the future like this 2-year old kid? Funny, but sobering.

  11. Edward

    Yeah. Just like her sister and mother. No offense, but it’s the truth. Political dynasties should be dissolved.

  12. Shikaze

    Our lawmakers should make another RH Bill…

    Respiratory Health Bill for the sake of our dear president-elect. I knew this was going to happen!

  13. Kim

    Boy Abunda as a cabinet member… What can you say about this? http://ph.yfittopostblog.com/2010/05/31/boy-abunda-to-get-a-cabinet-post/

    LET THE WAR BEGIN!– O.N.

  14. What is it with the new president and all the bashing about his smoking? Maganda punto nung nabasa ko dito http://pinoyrambler.wordpress.com/2010/06/01/noynoy-aquino-smoking/

    please mga kababayan, respeto.

    I READ THIS BLOG ENTRY. I BEG TO DISAGREE. WE HOLD NOYNOY AQUINO TO A HIGHER STANDARD BECAUSE HE DARED TO RUN FOR THE PRESIDENCY. I LEARNED SOMETHING IN SCHOOL ABOUT LAWS ON PRIVACY BEING MORE LAX FOR PUBLIC OFFICIALS. YOU KNOW WHY? BECAUSE THEY ARE JUST THAT — PUBLIC SERVANTS. THAT’S PRECISELY THE POINT WHY CIVIL SERVICE STANDARDS ARE SET — SOMETHING THAT DOESN’T HAPPEN IN PRIVATE COMPANIES. NOW, I DO NOT CLAIM TO BE A MODEL OF DECENCY AND RIGHTEOUSNESS. BUT HEY, I DIDN’T RUN FOR PUBLIC OFFICE.

    PEOPLE WHO START TO OVERLOOK NOYNOY’S GLARING PROBLEMS (INABILITY TO DELIVER ON A PROMISE TO QUIT SMOKING) WILL SOON LEARN TO CONVENIENTLY IGNORE OTHER SHORTCOMINGS IN THE FUTURE. AND THEN WHAT’S TO HAPPEN TO US? WE DO NOT DESERVE ANOTHER GMA. FILIPINOS HAVE HAD ENOUGH HARDSHIP.

    • pspoverdrive

      Well, papaano mo matutupad ang mga pangako mo sa kampanya kung pati personal promise mo ay di mo magawa?

      And finally, running for the presidency does not prove something. Yan sakit natin mga pinoy. Pag public official ang turing parang Prinsipe. Kung iisipin binoto lng sila for public service, which means normal citizens lang cla.

      Noynoy should stop smoking. He’s contributing to global warming

  15. ALJID

    Just because he dared to run for presidency, it doesn’t mean he deserves to be put up on a pedestal. If he wasn’t the son of the great Ninoy and Tita Cory, would you actually vote for him? If I run for the office, would you also give me that kind of respect since I “dared” to run?

    And for the record, between GMA & Noynoy? I’d choose GMA all the way. She had the guts to continue and serve even if she was and is, still, in the ocean of criticisms. She served well in my opinion. But that’s just me..

    • Shikaze

      I agree with you. President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo had balls…. things that Noynoy does not have without Frank and Mar. Hahahahahahahahaha his b*lls got names. hahahahahaha

  16. Huwag n’yong sisihin si Noynoy sa smoking vice n’ya. Lalaki lang s’ya. Allowed s’yang mag-ganyan. Si GMA hindi p’wede magkamali. Weird ‘no kung gan’un? Okay ganito na lang. Kasalanan ni Shalani ‘yan kasi she’s not doing her GF duty. Tinitiis pa rin n’ya ang nicotine tongue ni buwang-wang. Weird pa rin eh. Late s’ya sa mga appointments n’ya pero may mga puff-moments s’ya within the day? Ahhh.

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