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Aquino to miss ASEAN opening rites due to the Arroyo situation

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President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

BALI, Indonesia — Bugged by a domestic issue in Manila involving his predecessor, President Benigno Aquino III would be skipping Thursday’s opening of the19th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit in the resort island here, Communications Secretary Ricky Carandang said Wednesday.

“The President is not arriving today (Wednesday) as originally scheduled because of developing domestic situation. He’ll be here tomorrow (Thursday). He’s expected to arrive a little after 12 noon to participate in the Asean summit and the bilateral that will be scheduled,” Carandang told reporters in a briefing at the Courtyard Marriott hotel.

“The President will miss the opening plenary but will be at the retreat and all the other sessions scheduled for him.”

Aquino has to deal with a tough issue at home after Justice Secretary Leila de Lima stopped former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo from flying to Singapore to seek medical treatment in defiance of a Supreme Court order, as he met with visiting US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.


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  • jeffrey zhao

    There will be a constitutional crisis. Both groups are playing and I am adamant to the end game of this issue. Ang kawawa, taung walang makain kasi wala silang ginawa kundi PULITIKAAAAAAAAAA

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4UUKT3KMR3HZPFPTGCWK5XQ2WY Mark

    pambihira!

    hinayupak talga itong panot na ito oh!

    What kind of a leader foregos the ASEAN opening summit just to accomodate a domestic political problem that HE HIMSELF caused.

    PINAKA-STUPIDO TLAGA NA PRESIDENTE ITONG SI ABNOY, O!

    IMPEACH ABnoy AND HIS SUPREME STUDENT COUNCIL!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PBOZBBLRVEOTWHXEXOAXJR3Q3Y Dana

    If the Arroyo Bloc Mafia have the capability to slow you down, that means you are a weak leader.  What keeps them from filing a plunder case?  They should all be inside that jail already where they incarcerate  Joseph Estrada and company.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4UUKT3KMR3HZPFPTGCWK5XQ2WY Mark

    PANOT, MAG LARO KA NA LANG NG PSP…

    DON’T WORRY, THE ASEAN LEADERS WON’T MISS A STUPID LEADER LIKE YOU.

    PARA KA LANG WALL FLOWER SA KA B0B0HAN MO!

    IMPEACH ABnoy AND HIS SUPREME STUDENT COUNCIL, A.S.A.P.!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QDIUAPEDDMN7WP7PWYRVDPVXHM Asiong

    Halatang halata na ang plataporma ni NoyNoy and ikulong si GMA, yun lang wala nang iba. Is imprisonment of GMA more important than the ASEAN? you answer and it will reveal how incompetent YOUR president is.

  • kris makati

    weh me ganon? eh missing in action naman si noynoy simula nung pumutok yung issue kay gloria, as usual. anong sinasabi mo carandang naku guni guni mo lang yan.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4UUKT3KMR3HZPFPTGCWK5XQ2WY Mark

    PANOT, MAG LARO KA NA LANG NG PSP…

    DON’T WORRY, THE ASEAN LEADERS WON’T MISS A STUPID LEADER LIKE YOU.

    PARA KA LANG WALL FLOWER SA KA B0B0HAN MO!

    IMPEACH ABnoy AND HIS SUPREME STUDENT COUNCIL, A.S.A.P.!     

  • Anonymous

    Dear President, You could have made a decision yesterday, what took you so long?!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3EYXDE2GQIMQLOK4D35RDE4SA4 Philip Machika

    Naku mukhang “madugo” ang mga susunod na kabanata sa kwentong (nobela) ito. Abagan ang kahindik-hindik na maaring mangyayari sa magkatunggaling kampo sa susunod na kabanata….

  • Anonymous

    He was late for his meeting with Clinton ( and the meeting was held at Malacanang) and now this. Very presidential indeed!

    What is he worried about… De Lima might crack so he has to stay behind and hold her hands?

    This president is definitely the fool’s fool!



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