It seems Former President Fidel V. Ramos is not pleased with the advisers of President Benigno Aquino prompting him to ask who are his advisers.
On Wednesday, Ramos expressed his disappointment over Aquino’s speech on the Mamasapano clash on Monday, calling it as less than the “high standard of behavior” expected from the Commander in Chief.
Ramos also slammed the President’s advisers for their inability to preserve the dignity of the Office of the President.
According to Ramos, Aquino’s advisers “failed in their mission to keep the President of our country up there, instead of being the target now of all kinds of criticism high and low.”
The former chief of the country said he had observed this failure not only in the President’s meeting with evangelical leaders, in Malacañang on Monday, but also in other occassions..
On Monday, President Aquino spoke to leaders of evangelical groups persisting that the relieved commander of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force (SAF), Director Getulio Napeñas, supplied him with incorrect particulars about the Jan. 25 counterterrorism operation in Mamasapano, Maguindanao province, that cost the lives of 44 SAF commandos.
The public was calling out to Aquino to take responsibility for the tragedy that has befallen of the 44 commandos as Commander in Chief, but instead he put all the blame on Napeñas, saying the former SAF chief defied his order to correlate the operation with the military.
Telling to reporters at Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal before boarding his flight to Burma (Myanmar), Ramos stated his dismay, “so disappointed with the language used” by Aquino.
“If that (language) were used in a meeting of group of international leaders or even just ordinary foreigners visiting our country, the impact, including the message given, would have been so negative for our country,” he said.