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Mai Mislang, Assistant Secretary for Communications (Noynoy’s speechwriter), made sure she has a spot in the Top 10 things you should not do with social media when she tweeted the following:

The wine sucks

Sorry pero walang pogi dito #vietnam.

Crossing the speedy motorcycle laden streets of Hanoi is one of the easiest ways to die.

Your wine sucks, huh? So are you!

Normally, these tweets are harmless. But when you are in an official delegation and your host has been so kind to you (or even if they are not), this is a no-no!

@maimislang in Twitter is no longer active. According to some news reports, she apologized already via Facebook: “I apologize for my comments. If I offended anybody, please know that was never the intention. I feel extremely blessed to be in a beautiful country blessed with warm hospitable people.” Arrrrrrrghhh!!!

I was just thinking: Do you really need a training (sensitivity or whatever), a formal document or guidelines, or a code of conduct just to realize that being a part of a state/national delegation, you cannot issue the above statements ESPECIALLY when you are currently in the country concerned? That’s BS!

What’s worse is that Noynoy’s senior staff are even saying there is nothing wrong with those tweets! I say it again, Noynoy’s presidency is one of the biggest mistakes of the Filipino people.

Just a few weeks after his hulabaloo in the hostage taking crisis in quirino, a series of administration boo-boos immediately followed:

  • clearing Puno from jueteng allegations (even before any investigation was initiated);
  • releasing the IRRC report to the Chinese first instead of informing his “bosses” first;
  • not following the INDEPENDENT commission’s findings (e para saan pa ang pagigig INDEPENDENT nun kung ganun?!)
  • the very funny hotdog lunch in the streets of New York (comm’n, who would believe him it’s not a show?!);
  • bragging that he was able to bring home millions of dollars worth of investment and pledges when in fact, it was the previous administration who worked on those pledges;
  • offering amnesty to the Magdalo soldiers even before a verdict was issued by the courts (what happened to the search for truth if you are not going to allow appropriate institutions to do its job?); and
  • just a few days ago, this lady Mislang.

Hay… I am not really sure if there is any limit on this administration’s stupidity, but per Einstein’s philosophy says there is none.


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