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I just can’t get enough of the Aquino-Obama meet-up (parang Tumblr lang) and instead of posting a photo set, I just merged two of the best photos (in my opinion) into one GIF photo.

NEW YORK CITY – President Benigno Simeon Aquino III converses with US President Barack Obama at the sidelines of the 2nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) – US Leaders on Saturday (Manila time) Sept. 25, 2010 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. P-Noy recognized the United States’ commitment in reinvigorating its relationship in the region and individual nations at a time of ever-increasing complexity in global affairs. President Aquino serves as the coordinator of the summit as the Philippines is the current Country Coordinator for the ASEAN-US Dialogue relations for 2009-2012. ASEAN groups Cambodia, Singapore, Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei and Indonesia.

Good luck Mr. President. I still trust you and your administration to fix the generations of national mess and I still hope that you will lead us into the promised “daang matuwid”.

Source: Facebook Page of the Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines

I just can’t get enough of the Aquino-Obama meet-up (parang Tumblr lang) and instead of posting a photo set, I just merged two of the best photos (in my opinion) into one GIF photo.

NEW YORK CITY – President Benigno Simeon Aquino III converses with US President Barack Obama at the sidelines of the 2nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) – US Leaders on Saturday (Manila time) Sept. 25, 2010 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. P-Noy recognized the United States’ commitment in reinvigorating its relationship in the region and individual nations at a time of ever-increasing complexity in global affairs. President Aquino serves as the coordinator of the summit as the Philippines is the current Country Coordinator for the ASEAN-US Dialogue relations for 2009-2012. ASEAN groups Cambodia, Singapore, Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei and Indonesia.

Good luck Mr. President. I still trust you and your administration to fix the generations of national mess and I still hope that you will lead us into the promised “daang matuwid”.

Source: Facebook Page of the Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines

Source: facebook.com

Here is another photo of the meet-up (parang Tumblr lang) of U.S. President Barack Obama and President Benigno Simeon Aquino III.

NEW YORK CITY – President Benigno Simeon Aquino III converses with US President Barack Obama at the sidelines of the 2nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) – US Leaders on Saturday (Manila time) Sept. 25, 2010 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. P-Noy recognized the United States’ commitment in reinvigorating its relationship in the region and individual nations at a time of ever-increasing complexity in global affairs. President Aquino serves as the coordinator of the summit as the Philippines is the current Country Coordinator for the ASEAN-US Dialogue relations for 2009-2012. ASEAN groups Cambodia, Singapore, Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei and Indonesia.
Photo credit: Jay Morales / Malacañang Photo Bureau 

Source: Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines

Here is another photo of the meet-up (parang Tumblr lang) of U.S. President Barack Obama and President Benigno Simeon Aquino III.

NEW YORK CITY – President Benigno Simeon Aquino III converses with US President Barack Obama at the sidelines of the 2nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) – US Leaders on Saturday (Manila time) Sept. 25, 2010 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. P-Noy recognized the United States’ commitment in reinvigorating its relationship in the region and individual nations at a time of ever-increasing complexity in global affairs. President Aquino serves as the coordinator of the summit as the Philippines is the current Country Coordinator for the ASEAN-US Dialogue relations for 2009-2012. ASEAN groups Cambodia, Singapore, Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei and Indonesia.

Photo credit: Jay Morales / Malacañang Photo Bureau 

Source: Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines

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Noynoy Aquino meets Barack Obama

US President Barrack Obama shakes hands with Philippine President Benigno Aquino during the US-ASEAN leaders’ meet. (Screen-cap courtesy of RTVM / www.rtvm.gov.ph)

And according to reports, President Aquino had a private one-on-one meeting with President Barack Obama at the sidelines of the US-ASEAN leaders’ meet.
Source: Facebook Page of the Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines

Noynoy Aquino meets Barack Obama

US President Barrack Obama shakes hands with Philippine President Benigno Aquino during the US-ASEAN leaders’ meet. (Screen-cap courtesy of RTVM / www.rtvm.gov.ph)

And according to reports, President Aquino had a private one-on-one meeting with President Barack Obama at the sidelines of the US-ASEAN leaders’ meet.

Source: Facebook Page of the Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines

Source: facebook.com

The President’s Hotdog
Most of us went mad upon learning that former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her entourage spent almost $20,000 (close to 1 Million Pesos) last year at the ritzy Le Cirque in New York. And one of the best commentary on that issue that I have read was Philippine Daily Inquirer Columnist Conrado De Quiros’s May Araw din Kayo.
It has been more than a year since that infamous dinner happened and we haven’t heard any apologies whatsoever from the witch. And now, there’s a new administration. A new policy. And in the promise of not spending too much on his foreign trips, President Aquino had a New York Hotdog for his lunch.

President Aquino has an authentic New York hotdog at corner Avenue of the Americas and 45th last Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010 (Eastern Standard Time). The President recalled that when his father was in self-exile in Boston, his family liked eating pizza and chao mein.

And based on what I have watched on the evening news, the President paid for his hotdog and those of his aides and some members of the Press and they only spent at least 2,000 pesos.
See the difference from last year’s dinner eh? But I hope that we will not only focus on his lunch and his lifestyle while in the United States. Let us focus more on the developments of the agenda of the administration, the very reason that he went abroad.
Photo Source: Facebook Page of the Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines.

The President’s Hotdog

Most of us went mad upon learning that former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her entourage spent almost $20,000 (close to 1 Million Pesos) last year at the ritzy Le Cirque in New York. And one of the best commentary on that issue that I have read was Philippine Daily Inquirer Columnist Conrado De Quiros’s May Araw din Kayo.

It has been more than a year since that infamous dinner happened and we haven’t heard any apologies whatsoever from the witch. And now, there’s a new administration. A new policy. And in the promise of not spending too much on his foreign trips, President Aquino had a New York Hotdog for his lunch.

President Aquino has an authentic New York hotdog at corner Avenue of the Americas and 45th last Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010 (Eastern Standard Time). The President recalled that when his father was in self-exile in Boston, his family liked eating pizza and chao mein.

And based on what I have watched on the evening news, the President paid for his hotdog and those of his aides and some members of the Press and they only spent at least 2,000 pesos.

See the difference from last year’s dinner eh? But I hope that we will not only focus on his lunch and his lifestyle while in the United States. Let us focus more on the developments of the agenda of the administration, the very reason that he went abroad.

Photo Source: Facebook Page of the Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines.

Source: facebook.com

PNoy na PNoy!
The title is actually a pun on the adjective “Pinoy na Pinoy” (“100% Pinoy” or a “True blooded Pinoy”). We Filipinos are known for being an addict to photo ops. We usually took pictures of the places we have been to as a souvenir (or as a form of “bragging rights” on Facebook).
And in the photo, the President of the Republic show his “lighter side” despite of having a busy schedule.

President Aquino poses in front of the The New York Times Building, 620 Eighth Avenue, New York City, after his interview with the staff of The New York Times, September 21 2010. (Photo by Jay Morales/ Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Source: Facebook Page of the Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines

PNoy na PNoy!

The title is actually a pun on the adjective “Pinoy na Pinoy” (“100% Pinoy” or a “True blooded Pinoy”). We Filipinos are known for being an addict to photo ops. We usually took pictures of the places we have been to as a souvenir (or as a form of “bragging rights” on Facebook).

And in the photo, the President of the Republic show his “lighter side” despite of having a busy schedule.

President Aquino poses in front of the The New York Times Building, 620 Eighth Avenue, New York City, after his interview with the staff of The New York Times, September 21 2010. (Photo by Jay Morales/ Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Source: Facebook Page of the Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines

Source: facebook.com

The People’s President
President Noynoy Aquino is not suplado after all.

President Aquino is greeted by Philippine Airlines passengers during his flight from Manila to San Francisco last September 20, 2010. From San Francisco , the President took a chartered flight to New York where he will be attending the 65th UN General Assembly and the 2nd ASEAN-US Leaders’ Meeting. (Photo by Jay Morales / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Despite all of the negative criticisms on the way he handled the hostage crisis, the alleged receiving of Jueteng Payolas of his trusted men, and the criticisms on his incompetency to run the Republic, I still trust the President that he will fix those mess and that he will lead us to his promised “daang matuwid.”
Pero hanapin niyo sa larawan yung kaisa-isang tila umiiwas sa Presidente. Either inaantok or nahihiya sa Pangulo. Ano sa tingin niyo?
Photo courtesy of the Facebook Page of the Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines

The People’s President

President Noynoy Aquino is not suplado after all.

President Aquino is greeted by Philippine Airlines passengers during his flight from Manila to San Francisco last September 20, 2010. From San Francisco , the President took a chartered flight to New York where he will be attending the 65th UN General Assembly and the 2nd ASEAN-US Leaders’ Meeting. (Photo by Jay Morales / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Despite all of the negative criticisms on the way he handled the hostage crisis, the alleged receiving of Jueteng Payolas of his trusted men, and the criticisms on his incompetency to run the Republic, I still trust the President that he will fix those mess and that he will lead us to his promised “daang matuwid.”

Pero hanapin niyo sa larawan yung kaisa-isang tila umiiwas sa Presidente. Either inaantok or nahihiya sa Pangulo. Ano sa tingin niyo?

Photo courtesy of the Facebook Page of the Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines

Source: facebook.com


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