"We rely on you to tell us where the problem is or where the potential problem areas are ... this is unacceptable," said Mr. Aquino, who closely monitored the development of the typhoon even as he hosted a dinner with the media on Tuesday night.
Sure, boss. That's a nice touch to follow a night of schmoozing the Media over food, drink, and song to ensure their "cooperation" over your six-year term...
The dinner took place a few hours before Metro Manila was lashed by strong winds brought by Typhoon Basyang which, according to government reports as of 6 p.m. Wednesday, killed 18 people.
A commentor on PinoyExchange.com made a spot-on observation:
kaya pala ha, nagtataray kasi nuhuli nanaman sa pansitan eto si abnoy
Translated: That explains it, he is showing false annoyance considering he was caught fiddling while Rome burned yet again.
Over compensating for what is, in reality, an emergingly evident inability to be on top of much of anything.