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Puppet presidencyFRONTLINE Ninez Cacho-Olivares 12/07/2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Puppet presidency

FRONTLINE

Ninez Cacho-Olivares


12/07/2010

It has already been written about that Noynoy Aquino and his Cabinet members hardly hold meetings. But this has now been confirmed by one of Noynoy’s communicators, Ricky Carandang, who was quoted in a news report as saying that the reason for this absence of weekly or even monthly Cabinet meetings is that Noynoy finds them “unproductive.”

“Full Cabinet meetings are not productive. Normally you would talk about different things... and many of the Cabinet secretaries who are not involved in the discussion are just sitting there doing nothing,” Carandang was quoted as saying, in confirming that the Cabinet does not meet regularly.

He added, however, that Noynoy prefers to preside over Cabinet cluster meetings, as these are “more efficient.”

Why then, Carandang continues, should everybody’s time be wasted when they can meet in these cluster committees? And he adds: “Any corporation will tell you it is not efficient to meet everyone at the same time. We are not going to do a full Cabinet meeting unless it is necessary. Otherwise, it is just for show.”... MORE

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