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‘Noynoying’ unfair

Manila, Philippines – Senators scored yesterday the latest gimmick of youth protesters against President Benigno S. Aquino III called “Noynoying,” saying it is “unfair.”

“Definitely, that is very unfair,” said Sen. Teofisto L. Guingona III of the gimmick.

“We are not privy to the activities of the President day-to-day. Therefore, it is very unfair for anyone to say such things to our President. Most especially the head, the representative of the entire government,” said Guingona.

Noynoying has overtaken the planking gimmick that protesters used before to let the government know their sentiments.

Noynoying was taken from the nickname of the President, Noynoy, and means “doing nothing or just being lazy.”

Sen. Francis Joseph G. Escudero branded the act as “uncalled for” and “disrespectful not on only of the person but more importantly of the office.”

“Let us not go down to that level,” Escudero said. (Hannah L. Torregoza)