Asked to comment on his imbroglio with Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez, President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III was reported as saying (English translation follows):
We’re only after the truth. I have difficulty lying. If truth will hurt, I would rather remain silent
Rather than move forward with substance on his side, Aquino prefers the strategy of the infantile: (1) snubbing — like what he did to Chief Justice Renato Corona, and (2) people power 'ocho-ocho' movements such as what he is now trying to incite against Gutierrez.