Last Friday during the 25th anniversary celebration of the long-run newscast program, TV Patrol of ABS-CBN at the Fiesta Pavilion in Manila Hotel, President Benigno Aquino III lambasted the TV Patrol news anchor and former Vice President, Noli de Castro although he never mentioned the name of news anchor directly but it was pretty obvious that he meant it to news anchor.
During his speech as a guest of honor during that event, he lambasted on what he considered the negative criticisms regarding on his governance as a president even on positive news stories. While I agree that the Philippine media really sucks in delivering news to the audience but what the President did last Friday of lambasting Noli de Castro indirectly was really disgusting and never really showed his classiness as a statesman but instead he turned himself like a block-timer commentator or an uneducated person. If the President wanted to criticize against something, he should not do it by directing his criticisms to a persons concerned directly but instead, as a statesman, he should know on when and where he will criticize to someone else.
In a democratic country like us especially for a person like the President, it is natural to meet criticisms from various sectors in our society like from media in order for the President and the government to address what some people asked and formulate a better policy as a result from criticisms. Criticisms are essential for our society to thrive especially the positive ones however not all criticisms are good for us like personal or negative criticism.