PDI columnist bombs ‘Bum’ Aquino

Guess who just committed this week’s most egregious election violation.

It’s none other than Neal Cruz, the President’s Daily Inquirer columnist who’s perpetually in need of a writing coach.

Imagine, calling President BS Aquino’s anointed cousin – yellow-clad, trying-hard-Ninoy-Aquino-lookalike Bam Aquino – a “bum”? And using no less than the prime real estate – the space below the editorial cartoon and right beside the editorial – of the yellowest of the yellow papers! What audacity! What profanity!

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We actually had fun reading the veteran newsman attack candidates from political dynasties. “The worst of these is Bam (Bum?) Aquino. His TV commercial shows his mug beside those of Ninoy Aquino (whose appearance he tries to imitate, like he is an imitation Willie Nep), Cory Aquino, and P-Noy and calls them ‘Tito’ and ‘Tita’ to emphasize that he is a family (dynasty) member. Then two fists come together and the word Bam explodes on the screen,” said Cruz.

“No word at all on his qualifications to be a senator. There is none. From out of nowhere, Bam wants to be a senator right away. It’s as if he is saying: I am an Aquino, I look like Ninoy, I have the same name, I am related to two Presidents, Cory and Noynoy. I don’t need any other qualification. But does he have the brains of Ninoy? I think not. Otherwise, he would have conducted his campaign differently,” he said.

Whoa. That hurt.

But then again, this is Neal Cruz, who’s more than willing to risk whatever’s left of his reputation by heaping praises on the quality of service of mobile network Globe Telecom. He might as well have lived inside a cave or under a rock, and discovered for himself why that network sucks.

Looks like Cruz would be training his guns on senatorial bets ranking high up in the surveys, while publicly endorsing such cellar-dwellers as Mitos Magsaysay, Teddy Casiño and Risa Hontiveros. Except there’s a little inconsistency right there. Mitos herself is banking on the name recall of Mambo Magsaysay.

Given his glowing endorsement of a crappy mobile network, we’d be wary of his political endorsements. Which brings us to the all-important question: #BayadBa?

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7 thoughts on “PDI columnist bombs ‘Bum’ Aquino

  1. And is he not telling the truth? Is it not true that Bam has not presented his qualifications, banking only on his surname and his appearance? Is that enough for one to be a senator, a lawmaker? He wants to be a lawmaker but did not even take law. What does he know about law? Is being an Aquino enough to be a lawmaker? Is it right for this man to sway our people into thinking that JUST BECAUSE he is an Aquino, he can be a senator?

    • You gotta read more, my friend. Bam is even more intelligent than many of our existing lawmakers. right now, the truth is, name recall and association still is needed for one to win, but bam’s camp doesn’t say you vote him just because of the Aquino brand. That’s why intelligent voters like you, are expected to read and know each of our candidates more and what they can do for our society.

      I know you can do better than giving such criticisms. ;) Thanks!

      http://www.liberalparty.org.ph/teampnoy/benigno-bam-aquino/

      • Intelligent, my foot. Everytime people like you elect these sort of people, they end up failing expectations. These people are only efficient at perpetuating themselves in power. Serving the people and providing concrete solutions? As if that would happen.

        I laugh at those who pin their hopes on people who just use them for their own ends. Enjoy being a budol-budol gang victim by the these politicians.

  2. …AND WHY NOT? IS LITO LAPID A LAWYER OR DID HE EVEN TAKE UP LAW? WE DON’T EVEN KNOW IF HE GRADUATED FROM HIGHSCHOOL… BUT HE IS A SENATOR, RIGHT? SO BAKIT HINDI PWEDENG MAGING SENATOR SI BAM AQUINO E MAY PINAGARALAN NAMAN SYA?

  3. i’m not sure if i will vote for casino, hontiveros, or mitos magsaysay, but i agree that all three are more qualified than bam aquino.

  4. I will definitely NOT for for this one. I’ve read a couple more write ups about this bum and he’s really copying his granpa’s look by first, changing his eyeglasses’ frames. Hay nako. These people don’t have what it takes to lead and bring the country help.

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