The President with heart-shaped balloons and Valentine Day Tweets

The celebration of Valentine’s day is very much alive in Twitter. Jokes, love quotes , photos of flowers and gifts are shared.

I shared one of my favorite love quotes through a blog entry, “The art of love largely the art of persistence”.

Our dear president is not telling his plans for Valentine’s day.

It’s … I can’t take a day off for any day, be it my birthday, Christmas, New Year, etc. There are attendant duties. Somehow, you cannot really divorce yourself from the seriousness of the job and try to have a few light moments. Somehow … it’s the heavy stuff that intrudes into the light moments, every time.

All we know is that he got heart-shaped balloons from kids with Cancer when he visited them at Tahan-Tahanan. (It is a halfway home for kids with cancer and their family/caregivers who come from the provinces and seek treatment in Metro Manila hospitals)

President Benigno Simeon Aquino III receives a heart shape balloon from cancer patients Mary Joy Santilices from Virac, Catanduanes and James Patrick Bustamante from Bukidnon at the Tahan-Tahanan during the Inauguration of the upgraded facilities of East Avenue Medical Center (EAMC) in Quezon City Monday February 14, 2011. Tahan-Tahanan is a halfway home for kids with cancer and their family/caregivers who come from the provinces and seek treatment in Metro Manila hospitals. (Photo by: BenHur Arcayan/ Malacañang Photo Bureau).

Oh well, and everyone seems to be mushy on Twitter.

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 (parenting) , (recipes), (gadgets) and (lifestyle), keep her busy outside of Blog Watch.


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.

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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

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Updated Juky 15, 2019

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