gary olivar, malacanang spokesperson 5 thumbs down on kris aquino’s tears, will hurt teodoro
malacanang: “don’t get carried away by candidates crying siblings”. that is an obvious reference to kris aquino’s tears of drama over the weekend at The Buzz.
did malacanang have to comment on it? and did they have to say what they did? we do not understand why this kind of statement needs to be said by malacanang when nobody who stays in malacanang is running for president. the one running for president is gilbert teodoro, a party mate of the one sitting in malacanang, gloria macapagal arroyo but that is not one and the same.
however, with malacanang feeling the urge to make a comment like this, it is obvious it thinks it is one and the same.
malacanang is the office of the president, it serves all filipinos and because of that it should concern itself on matters that affect all filipinos and national good governance. making a comment on the sister of a particular presidentiable declares malacanang is not national in scope but personal.
it should not concern itself on whether the voters will choose a presidentiable based on the tears of a sibling. not all the siblings of all presidentiables have done it, only the sibling of noynoy aquino. calling this out and making this unkind and callous statement obviously means they are asking the voters not to vote for aquino.
this is one more instance where the presidency has used the resources, including personnel of government agencies like they exist for their personal use, not having to do with anything that is on governance or of national import. malacanang has used the DOJ as its personal attorney, the DoH as its personal physician to promote traditional contraceptive methods, and taxpayers money to treat themselves in posh restaurants in new york.
aside from this usual lapse of bad governance, malacanang with this comment may actually hurt gilbert teodoro as attacking kris in this manner will definitely anger and hurt the millions of fans of kris aquino.
kris is one of the most popular showbiz hosts in the country not only for her skills and charisma on tv but also for being human. we seem to have windows open to witness the personal life of kris aquino, witnessing the most human of failings of this showbiz superstar. that is the appeal and a large part the basis for kris’ popularity. kris is a showbiz superstar but she is human prone to the same hurts ordinary mortals experience.
instead of moving voters away from noynoy aquino, this statement of malacanang will only add to the anger and disgust people have on malacanang’s superstar occupant and her candidate, gilbert teodoro.