Aquino: Arroyo, allies getting ‘paranoid’

President Benigno Aquino III Sunday intensified his campaign against Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez, dismissing as “paranoid” those people, apparently referring to former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her allies, who claim that his administration was going after them.

The President took his “war” against Gutierrez to the University of the Philippines (UP), traditionally the seat of student activism, but found himself the target of a few graduates who tried to disrupt his speech on the campus in Diliman, Quezon City.

Gutierrez has been impeached and is now awaiting trial in the Senate on charges like betrayal of public trust for not filing cases against officials linked to corruption during the Arroyo administration.

Two weeks ago, Mr. Aquino said in another university in Manila that he was “at war” with Gutierrez, prompting her supporters to say that his administration was going after her and allies of Arroyo, now a Pampanga representative.

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  • UP nn grad

    President Benigno Aquino III was again reminded that UP-Diliman students has what Presi-Benigno Aquino III labels as the “..noisy minority”.

    Inquirer-dot-net reports:

    The President had just started to talk about the “good news” in his administration when four graduates stood up from their seats and marched in front bearing placards.

    “Jobs not demolition” read one placard held by a male graduate while another said “No to labor export policy.” Another placard called on the President to heed labor’s demand for a P125 legislated-wage increase.

    When the President was done with his speech, five to six more graduates stood up and started chanting in Filipino: “There’s no change under Aquino.”

    The action did not stop there as student regent Jacqueline Joy Eroles started to shout “Edukasyon, edukasyon” when the emcee announced her name so she could give a letter to the President.

    • Cocoy

      No one ever changed the world by throwing rocks at a glass house.