Binay defends Aquino against ‘noynoying’

A+
A
A-

A member of the militant women group Gabriela in Saudi Arabia looks bored and detached as she holds a ‘noynoying’ protest against oil price hike. INQUIRER.net/Migrante Middle East

MANILA, Philippines—Give President Benigno Aquino a break.

This was Vice President Jejomar Binay’s message on Wednesday to militant student groups behind the new form of protest called “noynoying.”

“Tigilan n’yo na ang ating Presidente (Give our President a break)… Can you imagine that the President eh di nagtatrabaho (is not working)? Siguro naman kahit ang mga barangay captains nagtatrabaho, di ba (Even barangay captains work, don’t they)?” Binay told reporters on the sidelines of the Chamber of Thrift Banks convention at a Makati City hotel.

He pointed out that contrary to the claims of Aquino’s critics, the country has a working President.

The term “noynoying,” a pun on the President’s nickname, involves lying on the ground or just sitting or standing, looking bored and doing nothing.

According to student leader Anakbayan chair Vencer Crisostomo the nearly effortless pose is a symbolic  jab at the President, who, he said, has done nothing to cushion the impact of or prevent the spike in crude prices and tuition fees.

“He has not lifted a finger, but he should be doing something. That is ‘noynoying,’ when you do nothing when in fact you have something to do,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Office of the Vice President announced on Wednesday that Binay will represent the President during this weekend’s 2nd Nuclear Security Summit in South Korea and is leaving for Seoul on Saturday afternoon.

The summit is expected to gather around 50 heads of state, including US President Barack Obama, who initiated the holding of a summit on nuclear security in 2009 in Washington, DC.

In a statement, Binay said “nuclear security is a concern that exceeds all geopolitical boundaries and demands a clear and universal response from all democracies. Through this summit, we hope to promote a wider awareness and understanding of nuclear security.”

“We hope to gain additional insights from (other summit participants) for our National Nuclear Security Plan, our main roadmap for strengthening nuclear safety and security,” he added.

Binay is expected to meet with President Herman van Rompuy of the European Council and President Jose Manuel Barroso of the European Commission during breaks in the Seoul summit to “discuss the Philippines and EU’s common interests in international migration, extend the country’s readiness to assist the EU in its manpower requirements and seek the EU’s support in the protection of Filipino migrant workers.”

Aside from being the government’s housing czar, Binay is also presidential adviser on overseas Filipino workers’ concerns.

While in Seoul, the vice president will also meet with key officials of the Gangwon Group of Companies, Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Corp. and the Saekyong Group, as well as Minister Kwon Do-youp of the Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs, the government agency in charge of housing in South Korea.

Binay is also scheduled to hold a dialog with leaders of the Filipino community at the Philippine embassy, and attend wreath-laying ceremonies at the War Memorials in Yongsan-gu District and Goyang City.

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

  • PinoyAkoPinoyTayo

    you know the palace was deeply hurt by this one because all officials are commenting on this topic trying to defend the President and palace PRs are putting the picture of the president hard at work at all major dailies.

    Nevertheless, I hope somebody will submit the word noynoying to webster and make it an official word just like Imeldific.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EU6YSAVT4NB3OCKR4ZS6CN2CGA San Miguel

    Mukhang iniinda ni PNOY ang Noynoying….. The truth really hurts…>>>> Aray…

  • sigena

    nahawa si binay. nag binaynaying din

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gustave-Xiv/100001478734261 Gustave Xiv

    i never expect andito ang mga tuta ni arroyo na sila horn,merceditas at thief justice hahahaha

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PRPMMGGDHZZ4HLPBQEGIR3WP24 Comet

    Yipeeee! Si Binay na ang susunod ne Presidente!!!!!!

  • MarcyPulilan

    Aba ang Binaying naman eh iba, ito ang ginagawa ng mga pulis Makati na nangogotong sa mga sidewalk vendors sa siyudad na ito, from mga gotohan hanggang tindahan sa Malls. Ito ang sinumulan ni Binay noong nag simula siyang mag payaman. kaya tinawag na Binaying.

  • pinklacey

    NOYNOYING    ABNOYING    NOYNOYING    ABNOYING    NOYNOYING    ABNOYING

    ABNOYING    NOYNOYING    ABNOYING    NOYNOYING    ABNOYING    NOYNOYING

    NOYNOYING    ABNOYING    NOYNOYING    ABNOYING    NOYNOYING    ABNOYING

    ABNOYING    NOYNOYING    ABNOYING    NOYNOYING    ABNOYING    NOYNOYING

    NOYNOYING    ABNOYING    NOYNOYING    ABNOYING    NOYNOYING    ABNOYING

    ABNOYING    NOYNOYING    ABNOYING    NOYNOYING    ABNOYING    NOYNOYING

    NOYNOYING    ABNOYING    NOYNOYING    ABNOYING    NOYNOYING    ABNOYING

    ABNOYING    NOYNOYING    ABNOYING    NOYNOYING    ABNOYING    NOYNOYING

    NOYNOYING    ABNOYING    NOYNOYING    ABNOYING    NOYNOYING    ABNOYING

    ABNOYING    NOYNOYING    ABNOYING    NOYNOYING    ABNOYING    NOYNOYING

    NOYNOYING    ABNOYING    NOYNOYING    ABNOYING    NOYNOYING    ABNOYING

    ABNOYING    NOYNOYING    ABNOYING    NOYNOYING    ABNOYING    NOYNOYING

    NOYNOYING    ABNOYING    NOYNOYING    ABNOYING    NOYNOYING    ABNOYING

    ABNOYING    NOYNOYING    ABNOYING    NOYNOYING    ABNOYING    NOYNOYING

    NOYNOYING    ABNOYING    NOYNOYING    ABNOYING    NOYNOYING    ABNOYING

    ABNOYING    NOYNOYING    ABNOYING    NOYNOYING    ABNOYING    NOYNOYING
     

  • kypros

     who is it that really doing nothing to the improvement of our society? this so called militant who came up w/ ‘noynoying’? these are just a group who are known to support villar in the last election. i am a militant once, in the early 80’s, back then we know what we are really fighting for, not like you kids who are under the pockets of some politicians.

    i’ve seen students from MIT testing their electric cars in Kalaw. other students are studying air contamination for LPG ran cars or jeep and, on what they told me, calculate for improvement. i have been interviewed by some students while i’m purchasing solar panels for yachts that i’m working for their projects about households that can ran on solar energy — now these are kids who are doing something for the society. di tulad ng iba diyan pa puro dada, bayaran naman!

  • KuwangkoAko

    removed

  • KuwangkoAko

    Hindi magsasayang ng panahon ang mga yan sa kalasada kung sapat ang kinikita nila sa araw araw.  Kung “bayaran” man sila di natin sila masisi, kulang ang kanilang kita sa araw araw. Nakakita ba kayo ng mayayaman na andyan sa daan nagra-rally??? wala diba?. Buti kayo sapat ang kinita pano naman kami mahirap.

    Pasalamat tayo meron mga tao nagsakripisyo para maihatid ang hinanaing nating mamamayan. Kung wala sila, tataas ng tataas ang ang bilihin na wala man lang aksyon. Ang gas na hindi man lang bumaba ng 50pesos. I agree with the term “noynoying” .Ang “gawa” di nakikita sa pictures na nagbuhat ng folders, ang hanap ng mamamayan  RESULTS – pagbabago. Nobody care’s kung buhatin nya malacanang para lang masabi na may ginagawa. 

To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.

Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:

c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94

editors' picks

advertisement

popular

advertisement

videos