Classic Pinoy "ka cheap-an", shown at the U.N. by Arroyo supporters
Once again, kahihiyan nanaman ang ibinigay ni Arroyo sa harapan ng
mundo thanks to her "hakot" crowd. Para namang napaka-BIG DEAL na sa
mga Pinoy na nagsalita si Arroyo sa UN that they broke protocol and
applauded during GMA's appearance there. Wala man lang class na
ipinakita ang mga bwiset. Kaya bumababa ang tingin ng mundo sa Pinoy
dahil sa mga ipinapakitang kabakyaan na ganito eh. Akala ba nila maa-
"admire" ng mga tao ang mga Pinoy dahil pinalakpakan nila si Arroyo?
It just shows na inconsiderate sila dahil bawal yun sa UN... because
every second is important in the UN Assembly, there is no need
for "hakot crowds" to clap like idiots and waste the world's time.
Iisipin nanaman nila na ang chicheap at inconsiderate ng mga Pinoy.
UN security cools ardor of Arroyo 'hakot' crowd
First posted 07:36am (Mla time) Sept 17, 2005
By Gil C. Cabacungan Jr.
Inquirer News Service
Editor's Note: Published on Page A1 of the September 17, 2005 issue
of the Philippine Daily Inquirer
NEW YORK CITY-If she can make it there, she'll make it anywhere.
A "hakot" (flown-in) crowd of congressmen, governors and mayors
cheered President Macapagal-Arroyo's perfunctory speech before the
60th UN General Assembly in New York, forcing the United Nations
security to chastise the overzealous group.
The "pala" (claque) boys led by House Speaker Jose de Venecia were
present in all of the President's UN engagements in the last three
They clapped their hands when Ms Arroyo was introduced as the next
speaker, prompting a polite but firm reminder from UN security.
One of 151
The President is just one of 151 leaders who were slated to deliver a
speech at United Nation's New York headquarters. Speeches in these
events are considered pro forma, with some leaders speaking before
mostly empty seats.
With so many leaders expected to stand before the rostrum all day,
the UN reminded leaders to keep their speeches brief and their
respective delegates not to interfere in the proceedings. This was
why the UN security expressly cautioned the audience in the gallery
to refrain from clapping.
The group again cheered at the latter part of the President's speech.
This time, however, the UN security gave the Arroyo boosters dagger
looks, but chose to let the incident pass since the President's
speech was very brief.
The "pala" boys finally parted ways with Ms Arroyo when she flew to
San Francisco yesterday to extend her visit in the United States by a
The President will meet for the first time in a long while her eldest
son, Rep. Juan Miguel Arroyo, who has been in voluntary exile with
First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo in their San Francisco home since
June this year.
Among the congressmen in the Arroyo booster group were Rep. Anthony
Miranda (Isabela), Carmelita Villarosa (Mindoro Oriental), Herminia
Ramiro (Mindoro Occidental), Danilo Suarez (Quezon), Reynaldo Aquino,
Ana York Bondoc (Pampanga), Jesli Lapuz (Tarlac), Raul del Mar
(Cebu), Antonio Cuenco (Cebu), Nerissa Soon-Ruiz (Cebu), Reylina
Nicolas (Bulacan) and Lorna Silverio (Bulacan). The local government
officials in the group were Eastern Samar Gov. Ben Evardone, Sulu
Gov. Benjamin Loong, Agusan del Sur Gov. Adolph Edward Plaza,
Catanduanes Gov. Leandro Verceles, Camarines Sur Gov. Luis Raymond
Villafuerte, Danao City Mayor Ramon Durano and Sorsogon City Mayor
(Kailangan pa bang nandun ang mga yan? Sayang lang mga pinamasahe
diyan kasama mga pamilya at mga katulong nila! Leche talagang