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Twitting the team SHE SAID Malou E. Rosal 11/10/2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Twitting the team

SHE SAID
Malou E. Rosal
11/10/2010
No matter how chummy they are outside of their official capacities, some of President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III’s staff should not be acting in such a cavalier way. Such is the lesson learned from P-Noy’s speech writer’s faux pas in Vietnam, which unfortunately is still getting some people riled up.

It’s basic manners, really, some say. How can one publicly disparage someone (or, in this case, the country) hosting one’s stay, and at an official capacity, at that? Many people have already expressed their varying opinions about this, as Facebook (“hate” posts) and Twitter (twits) have revealed. The individual in question, Assistant Secretary Carmen “Mai” Mislang, has undoubtedly learned some lessons the hard way – that one should be more prudent about one’s words and actions, and that being in the public eye does not just entail having a public position or being in showbiz.

In some cases, she may have reflected recently, unwanted attention comes from just being in the periphery or in the team of a bigwig. In President Noy’s case, more than the usual attention is directed his way (including and especially those who are around him) because of the last decade of excess and cynicism caused by his predecessor in Malacañang..... MORE

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