Hail to our special president elect. Ew.
Philippine Daily Inquirer once again demonstrated how much it gets off on Noynoy. Today’s screaming headline ran above the PDI masthead: “Hail to President Noy,” even as the images of a slain Ninoy Aquino and the late President Cory frame the PDI banner. Continue to milk their memory, PDI!
But where else can Noynoy’s illusion of greatness anchor upon except his departed parents’ names?
The proclamation ceremony was a victory for so many showbiz leeches, with Kris Aquino (who now formally owns the gilded kingdom) looking rightfully smug with the results. Shalani Soledad was pitifully relegated to the VIP section – not found fit to stand at the rostrum. Believe me, Kris had something to do with that. Already, the showbiz suck-ups came in full force: Dingdong Dantes and Ogie Alcasid among them. Noted also was the presence of (WHO THE FUCK ELSE) ABS-CBN bigwigs such as Charo Santos-Concio, movie producer Lily Monteverde, and even that joke Juana Change.
Mar Roxas, unwitting victim of LAGLAG, was, understandably, nowhere to be found. The proceedings must have been too painful to witness. I agree, Mr. Palengke. These opportunists will get their just desserts. Let them enjoy today.
There were chants of “APU, APU,” I mean, “BINAY, BINAY,” even outdoing the Noynoy devotees. When the veep supporters started chanting “Noy-Bi,” the yellows fell silent. Baka mabuking.
At the succeeding press conference, PNOY (he doesn’t want to be referred to as BSA) said the first order of business is to list down all problems. Uh, hello? Why didn’t you do that before running? Are we seeing a reversion to the “we have to sit down and study them” mode of yore that got everyone riled up. Sen. Manny Villar said before the presidency should not be an on-the-job training. Well, Noynoy is saying otherwise. Crap!
To be fair, there was some good that Ngoyngoy said. He said he’d review all appointments. We should give him that prerogative, of course. He needs to have people in government he is confident in. Of course, his confidence doesn’t automatically mean their competence. But that’s another story.
Noynoy said he is not beyond smoking the piece pipe with his rivals after a sometimes bruising, below-the-belt campaign. By that he surely must mean the black propaganda and muckraking that his camp and colleagues dished out.
Be careful of what you wish for, YELLOWS.