Lawmaker: ‘Noynoying’ unfair to Aquino

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012


ILOILO City Representative Jerry P. Treñas said over the weekend that the “Noynoying” tag attached to President Benigno Aquino III is unfair to the working President.

Noynoying is coined by progressive groups to picture the President as slow or doing nothing to face the country’s problems.

Treñas said he was given the chance to work with the President lately in Malacañang and for several hours, they were able to discuss and brainstorm on a particular project without media coverage and television cameras.

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“The President is a hands-on worker who shuns much publicity on his projects and programs but only wanted to go ahead, work and accomplish the projects,” Treñas said.

However, House Deputy Speaker Erin Tañada said the tag must be taken with a positive point of view and opinion by the President in showing a strong political will to fight graft and corruption and bring in foreign investors.

“The continuing high trust ratings of the President of not below 60 percent show the people’s hope and confidence in him,” Tañada said while in this city on March 27 as commencement speaker of the Western Visayas College of Science and Technology.

“We are in a democracy that allows opinions to be said. What is important is for the President to remain effective in his work as leader of all the Filipino people,” Tañada said.

Tañada is spokesman of the House of Representatives impeachment panel of prosecutors against Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona.

He will also grace the Solid Waste Management Summit on Wednesday sponsored by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources at the Eon Centennial Hotel. (Lydia C. Pendon)

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