"Noynoying" the legacy of doing nothing - expertly done by Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III

"Noynoying" the legacy of doing nothing - expertly done by Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III




How ironic that now the most hardworking president we have is being called lazy when he took power naps in the recent the 33rd Association of Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Singapore.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte was notable to attend four meetings, namely : the ASEAN-Australia Informal Breakfast Summit, the 20th ASEAN-Republic of Korea Summit, the Working Lunch hosted by Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and the Second Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Summit.

Shhh....be quiet the President told everybody he should not be disturbed (photo credit to Daily Tribune)


Though the President was represented by Foreign Secretary Teddy Boy Locsin Jr., in those meetings.

During the previous administration of Benigno Aquino III, news broke out that he still plays with his PSP in Malacanang, worst it gave birth to the infamous term of “Noynoying.”

“Noynoying” is loosely defined as plainly sleeping on the job or making it appear your doing something but in truth and fact your not doing any.

Work ethic wise the 70 plus year old Duterte defeats Noynoy by a mile who is more or less 20 years younger than the former.

The editorial column of the Daily Tribune hits the spot when it made a comparison and contrast between the two presidents, as who is really doing more for the sake of the 100 million plus Filipinos while they occupy the seat of power in Malacanang palace.


For the complete editorial please see quoted article below:

Who’s worried about President Rodrigo Duterte’s power naps when former President Benigno “PNoy” Aquino was asleep for his entire six-year term?

“The problems we now face were all planted while our previous President was Noynoying.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with power naps when done in the proper context. For those who do not know, and for those who pretend not to know, the definition of a power nap is that it is a short session of sleep, lasting from 10 to 30 minutes, done for the purpose of revitalizing one’s mental alertness to prepare and equip him for the rest of the tasks to be done in an unfinished day. Power naps are done by professionals during the day, as they understand that there is more remaining to be done and a temporary break, short enough before one enters a deep prolonged sleep, shall be more effective than a cup of coffee.
What is clearly wrong is “Noynoying,” equated to sleeping on the job. This is even an offense for public officials who do not do anything, since this is a form of corruption, a waste of taxpayer’s money. We all know that the root of this now household term is PNoy — finally, he got to achieve something. In fact, if you search “Noynoying” on Google, definitions are aplenty, from Wikipedia to Urban Dictionary, pointing to the humiliating state of one’s unconcerned slouched posture, inactivity and mental unawareness when there is so much needed to be done.
PNoy is a natural in doing nothing. Even his colleagues in the House of Representatives when he was a congressman could attest that PNoy can be caught napping during sessions and committee hearings. Those in Malacañang during his administration can also talk about his perennial habit of sweeping everyday problems under the rug, leaving the decision making to his Cabinet, composed of underwhelming and conniving idiots. Those in the military can attest to how PNoy took his time in making decisions, leading to the death of our soldiers, laying the seeds of more terrorist groups, endangering the lives of the Filipinos.
As a master of inaction, even when PNoy appears to be doing something, he is still not doing anything. The media can attest to how absentminded PNoy was during his press conferences, never veering away from his script, talking like a trained lackey. This led to his unconscious way of saying things that he himself does not comprehend or has no knowledge of, faking it but, unfortunately, never making it.
Anyone who has been on an international summit would know how tiring and demanding the schedule is for the head of the delegation, especially if you’re the President of the Philippines. Unlike all the other country heads in the summit, President Duterte had the added responsibility of meeting with the local Filipino communities, so he can inspire and elicit patriotism from our overseas Filipino workers.
President Duterte’s power naps are undoubtedly justified if you look at what he achieved in his trips to Singapore and Papua New Guinea. In Singapore, during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), his mere presence and comments on the West Philippine Sea shook geopolitics, leading to China and the US trading words on this. Meanwhile, halfway across the world, the Balangiga bells, which are in Wyoming, were finally and ceremoniously turned over to the Philippines. Who gained the upper hand? The Philippines.
“We all know that the root of this now household term is
PNoy — finally, 
he got to achieve something.
Also, in Singapore, President Duterte and his Cabinet signed several memorandum of understanding, entered into agreements and attended bilateral meetings like clockwork. He interacted and conversed with leaders of the ASEAN region and met renowned leaders from participating countries such as Russian President Vladimir Putin, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, US Vice President Mike Pence and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. Anyone who witnessed these would say the President was not merely a wallflower in these powerful get-togethers but a strong, emphatic and charismatic voice, causing leaders to gravitate towards him.
At the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation in Papua New Guinea, President Duterte and the Philippines’ attendance likewise attracted attention, especially now that Chinese President Xi Jinping was present. China and the USA again exchanged words on the West Philippine Sea.
As we all now, the Chinese President, who will be visiting the Philippines in a few days, has become an ally of our country — a political strategy employed by President Duterte, too complicated for simpletons, such as those accustomed to “Noynoying,” to understand.
President Duterte capped off his Papua New Guinea visit with another lively talk with the Filipino community that welcomed him again like a rock star, shouting his name as if he were Freddie Mercury at Wembley Stadium. Filipinos there, like those in all the other countries he has visited, had to be subdued and be reminded to calm down, so the President can deliver his no-holds-barred speech which included his branding of the Magdalo Group as the ISIS of Aquino’s time. He is correct — the problems we now face were all planted while our previous President was “Noynoying.”

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