There is no more smiling PNoy on Facebook. His profile picture is now a serious-looking photo uploaded after the president was chided because of his smile.
News from China showed some criticism on President Noynoy Aquino when he sat with the press for his official statement regarding the Manila Hostage Taking. They said he could smile despite of the tragic hostage drama.
PNoy then defended that he looks smiling even though he’s not. They “might have been misunderstood” him.
Criticisms regarding his smile flooded the Facebook page of the president. But it decreased after the week of the incident.
“I have several expressions. I smile when I’m happy, I smile when I’m faced with a very absurd situation, and if I offended certain people, I apologize to them,” he said.
The administration lead by Presidential Communications Operations Office head Herminio Coloma, is monitoring the page. They did not refrain the public from negative comments but they deleted the slanderous and profane ones.
On the other hand, as the week started, the page earned comments defending the president.
As of late, the administration is doing their steps in recovering the Philippines from the tragedy. A fact-finding report is expected to be submitted to the president in three weeks time. They want to make sure that the probe would be “thorough, impartial and comprehensive.
While there are still rallies from the citizens of Hong Kong bursting out anger and demands, the Philippine government is negotiating the delegations to China.