Noisy minority

Eight months after the May 2010 elections  passed us by, yet the President talks like a candidate. Instead of winning the “noisy minority” over, he prefers to goad them.   Ang_mungo  is saddened with this latest swipe because he believes that the “atmosphere is currently divisive and yet you have a President who talks that way.” In my article, “Where is the roadmap for change, President Aquino?”, I stressed the importance of listening to the critics especially those that do not carry a political agenda. If he only listens to the “Yes Men” or the whispers of  the “silent majority”, he will not hear the voice of the people. I feel the President is too sensitive towards criticism. Is popularity getting into his head, just because a great majority of the people trust him and thus, he can do no wrong?

Instead of rambling vague statements like “noisy minority” and “malicious practices of the past”, what about  turning the focus on uniting and rebuilding this nation? True, political challenges exist.  He must  then foster open communication with political and ideological groups. The President needs to allow well-meaning members of the civil society, citizen watch dogs,  the academe, and people’s organizations to remain engaged in policy-making.  “If Aquino loses his grasp of the grassroots situation and only believes in what his close in associates report to him, the President will slowly lose an objective assessment of reality and will, like his predecessors, be totally isolated, thinking that he is doing a nice job when the opposite is being experienced by the people.”

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Noemi Lardizabal-Dado is a Content Strategist with over 13 years experience in blogging, content management, citizen advocacy and media literacy and over 23 years in web development. Otherwise known as @MomBlogger on social media, she believes in making a difference in the lives of her children by advocating social change for social good.

She is a co-founder and a member of the editorial board of Blog Watch . She is a resource speaker on media literacy, social media , blogging, digital citizenship, good governance, transparency, parenting, women’s rights and wellness, and cyber safety.

Her personal blogs such as aboutmyrecovery.com (parenting) , pinoyfoodblog.com (recipes), techiegadgets.com (gadgets) and beautyoverfifty.net (lifestyle), benguetarabica.coffee keep her busy outside of Blog Watch.

Disclosure:

I am an advocate. I am NOT neutral. I will NOT give social media mileage to members of political clans, epal, a previous candidate for the same position and those I believe are a waste of taxpayers’ money.

I do not support or belong to any political party.

She was a Senior Consultant for ALL media engagements for the PCOO-led Committee on Media Affairs & Strategic Communications (CMASC) under the ASEAN 2017 National Organizing Council from January 4 -July 5, 2017. Having been an ASEAN advocate since 2011, she has written extensively about the benefits of the ASEAN community and as a region of opportunities on Blog Watch and aboutmyrecovery.com.

Organization affiliation includes Consortium on Democracy and Disinformation

Updated Juky 15, 2019

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