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Creating more damage FRONTLINE Ninez Cacho-Olivares 08/27/2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

Creating more damage

Ninez Cacho-Olivares
Injury is being topped with insult, that, if Noynoy Aquino’s idiotic communications officials have not as yet realized, is causing more damage than the damage they are trying to control.

Communications Secretary Sonny Coloma, in an early morning TV interview, virtually called Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang a liar, when he claimed that there was no such call from Tsang.
He said this claim of Tsang having tried to call Noynoy throughout the hostage crisis and that Noynoy was unavailable and inaccessible was “unbelievable,” because Noynoy was “accessible all the time.”
Said Coloma: “If (Tsang) called the Office of the President, his call will be received. Even if the President left the Palace for a short while, he could still be reached because his mobile phones are with his aides.’’

That statement implying that Tsang lied about the attempt to reach Noynoy during the crisis, if Coloma does not know it yet, will definitely create yet another rupture in Philippine relations, not just with China, but with Hong Kong, which is a special region and Chinese anger will have risen with such a claim from Coloma.

From where Coloma was coming, it was clear he was out to control the damage of Noynoy having been “missing in action” during the crisis and completely inaccessible, displaying his complete lack of leadership and his weak presidency. But of all things to clean up Noynoy’s weak image, he had to make a liar out of a Hong Kong leader who had stated at a press conference that he had tried to get to talk to Noynoy but failed.... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/commentary/20100827com2.html


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