I can’t believe that there’s another controversy surrounding P-Noy. This time via stupid tweets made by his Assistant Secretary Mai Mislang. And P-Noy even defended her saying that “she’s young and perhaps she didn’t realize that her simple acts had implications.”
For me, her age is not the issue here. There are many persons even younger than her who know that it is impolite to disrespect your hosts by complaining about the food or wine that they serve, even more so if your hosts are from another land! One stupid mistake and those foreign hosts might generalize it and they might have a negative perception of us. Fortunately, the Vietnamese government is mature enough and understanding and they did not make a big deal out of it. Remember that we Filipinos are easily offended from disparaging remarks made by others. But do we offend others just as easily?
If P-Noy is so soft on reprimanding these unethical deeds, then those guilty will have the tendency to be repeat offenders. I know P-Noy is a good person, but he is losing his goodwill fast, due to the ineptitude of the people that surrounds him.
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