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March 15, 2012
“Noynoying” or do-nothing Aquino ridiculed at the protest caravan






MANILA – Youth-students who joined the March 15 nationwide peoples’ protests against oil deregulation law, oil overpricing and oil-VAT demonstrated how President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino is reacting to peoples’ problems. They called this demo as “Noynoying.” Instead of ‘planking,’ they do a little play-acting, or a parody, of “Noynoy” Aquino inaction on peoples’ pleas against the weekly oil price hikes.

“Guess what he’s doing there,” said Vencer Crisostomo, chairman of Anakbayan and emcee of the program held at the Elliptical road in Quezon City before the protesters drove a caravan to the oil companies’ head offices in Makati. Crisostomo pointed to a participating protester, who was seen lounging at the street, looking bored while chain-smoking.

“And this one, what is she doing?” Crisostomo asked, putting the spotlight on another student who looks like she’s daydreaming. Protesters shouted: “Dreaming of Grace Lee?”





Another student was on the phone for a long time. Another just sat there plainly doing nothing. In “Noynoying,” Anakbayan said some students will sit down in the middle of certain major roads in Metro Manila while adopting “the president’s trademark vacant stare.”

Crisostomo urged the leaders of peoples’ organizations to also do a “Noynoying,” to which COURAGE chairman Ferdie Gaite and KMU chairman Bong Labog cooperated, to loud laughter among protesters, including from Gabriela Rep. Emmi de Jesus.

The protesters generally criticized President Aquino for playing deaf and blind, for not acting on the consumers’ issues against the abuses of what they call as foreign oil cartel and for simply pretending like he is doing something when he is just coming out with stop-gap measures such as the derided Pantawid Pasada program.

The protesters demand the scrapping or reduction of VAT on oil, and the scrapping or suspension of Oil Deregulation Law.

Text and photos by MARYA SALAMAT
(http://bulatlat.com)

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17 thoughts on ““Noynoying” or do-nothing Aquino ridiculed at the protest caravan

  1. Pingback: Philippines news: Progressive transport groups slam ‘collusion’ between Big Three oil companies and President Aquino | Pinas news library

  2. Ginagawa ng presidente? Eh wala naman ginagawa ang abnoy na presidente na yan naku wag ngang mga epal ang mga yellow cult kasi nakikita na nagmamang-maangan pa

  3. matagal ng noynoying yan si pres. aquino sa mga isyung pambayann; kawalan ng trabaho ng mga pinoys, kawalan ng lupa ng mga paraoma, sunod sunod at marahas na demolisyon sa mga urban poor, taas gasolina, taas kuryente, taas bilihin DI TAAS sweldo! TAAS PA PALA KRIMINALIDAD!
    I SUGGEST SA MGA DRIVER AT BIYAHERO, MAG NOYNOYING SILA SABAY SABAY AT LEAST 5 MINUTES SA GITNA NG EDSA O BUONG KAMAYNILAAN, KUNG KAYA PA BUONG BANSA. TIYAK NA NGOYNGOYING YAN SI PINOY… MALAKAS IMPACT NIYAN. TRY KAYA NATIN.

  4. Pingback: Philippines news: Noynoying | Pinas.Net

  5. Noynoying… tsk tsk… Sana mabsa ng Presidente natin to.. sana malaman nya kung anu ung kakulangan nya, hindi yung puro papogi lang ang alam nya.. Mr.President – do your job! hindi yung papapicture ka na kunyari stolen, super scripted!

    Ann – cguro isa ka sa mga nabubulag o nag bubulagan sa KATOTOHANANG nangyayri sa bansa natin. Do you even know why those students were there instead of going to school? Maybe you should use your little brain in your head, try to work it out. Have you ever tried to participate in a rally? Have you ever fight for your country? Naku for sure HINDI PA, kasi nasa bahay ka lang! nag “NO-NOYNOYING”. :P

  6. Pingback: NoyNoying: Portraying the President’s Idle Gestures | Freedom Wall ™

  7. yung mga tao naman..dapat alalahanin rin nila ang ang mga mahihirap na ginagawa ng presidente..mahirap din kaya maging presidente..lalo na sa sitwasyun ng persidente ngayun :(

  8. ang hirap naman kasi sa iba nating kababayan, tumatanggap lang ng biyaya nagsasalita pa. Kung wala kang naintindihan, wag ka nalang sana mag komento.

    Pwede ka namang magtanong muna. Kunwari, bakit sila nag welga? Ano bang meron? May dahilan ba? ngayon, matapos mong usisahin, magsalita ka kung ano nasa isip mo kung may isip ka. Ganun dapat ang wag sumaway ng walang dahilan kundi ang kati lang ng dila o daliri.

    TAMA BA AKO ANN? Ang ganda pa naman ng nasa picture tapos sinasabi mong bagsak sa school. Kaya mo bang tapatan yan Ann? ahehhem…

  9. Discontented people will always find reasons to be discontented & they will always blame others for it. Just 2 days ago, “Philippine stock index soared to a new historic high” is on the news, but there’s just no pleasing certain groups, is there?

    Pag tinanong mo naman ano ba ginagawa nila para maiahon sarili nilang buhay, wala. Puro lang reklamo & welga lang. Just like those students who are “noynoying” who should’ve stayed in their classes & study! Dagdag mo pa yung attitude nilang yan… naku, I think that’s how some of them would look like in 5 years: tulala o tulog sa bahay kasi wlang trabaho. -_-

  10. Ano pa ba ang magagawa natin? mabuti na lang at hindi ako kasama sa 16 million na abnoy na bumoto sa kanya. Si Villar ang binoto ko kaya lang minalas eh.

  11. Actually, the minds of the people were focused as Noynoy being the son of Cory and Ninoy and also as the brother of Kris Aquino. They didn’t think what could he possibly do for the country. Nung simula palang sa senate alam ng lahat na walang ginagawa si noynoy. Tsk. OUST na!

  12. tama kyo mga mamamayan! dapat lang ipatungkol sa kanya yon… mas inuna at tinutukan pa nya yong paghahabol kay CJ, former PGMA, et. al. kaysa tuunan ng pangunahing pansin at pagsisikap sa pag-uuland ng Sambayanang Filipino… pwede naman nyang lagyan ng mga control para masugpo ang katiwalaan na nanalaytay na sa mga taong gobyerno… e kung nagkakasala naman yong mga alipores nya na KKK, absuelto kaagad… wah!

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  14. Hi! This article a subject of interesting commentary. I would like to ask permission to use two of your photos as thumbnail and Post photo. I will reference this article once my post is published. Thanks!

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