Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Philippine President Noynoy Aquino hints at future call on Filipinos to join him in defying the Supreme Court

Philippine President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III continues to back an emerging 500-day old tradition of defying and vilifying the Philippine Supreme Court when he issued veiled threats of a "people power" uprising and alluded to some kind of special place in the eyes of God that gives him and his administration a mandate to pursue their goals at all costs -- even, presumably, at the cost of compromising the institutional integrity of the Philippines' governance systems...
Palace officials on Tuesday joined President Benigno Aquino III in stepping up attacks against the Supreme Court, warning magistrates against obstructing a popular reformist agenda and raising the specter of a people power uprising against them.

At the Christmas party for the Liberal Party in MalacaƱang, Mr. Aquino rallied his troops to help him fulfill his campaign promise to prosecute misdeeds allegedly committed during the previous Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo administration.

“I’d like to think God is making us instruments of His will and at the end of the day, we have been given an opportunity to really transform so much of our country and especially the lives of our people,” the President said.

Aquino apparently anointed himself and his staff de facto "instruments" of God's "will" and, in the process, further applies a Roman Catholic slant into the governing of what is supposed to be a secular state.

Further to this, Aquino also made a public wish that former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo who is currently under arrest on charges of electoral fraud "confess" for her "wrongdoings", a statement that undermines the presumption of innocence prior to proving of guilt that all citizens are entitled to.

Philippine President Noynoy Aquino seems to be embodying everything that is wrong with the Philippines. He consistently exhibits a self-righteous disposition intermeshed with a misguided approach to practicing the Roman Catholic faith and applying it to his manner of serving his role as leader of a secular nation.

1 comment:

  1. This pathetic attempt at another people power will definitely fail...
    Haven't they learned from that FAILED 2005 uprising?