[caption id="attachment_61578" align="aligncenter" width="464"] President Benigno Aquino III delivers his message during the meeting with the Filipino community at the Large Hall, Arts Building, National Olympics Memorial Youth Center in 3-1 Yoyogi Kamizono-cho, Shibuya-ku in Tokyo Japan on December 12 at the sidelines of the ASEAN-Japan Commemorative Summit. (Photo by Ryan Lim / Malacañang Photo Bureau)[/caption]
"Bahala na si Lord sa inyo, busy ako."
This was what President Benigno Aquino III said to his critics as he addressed a gathering of Filipino community in Tokyo, Japan, yesterday, December 12.
Tired of mounting criticisms against him and his administration, Aquino added that his critics are only good at writing about and hitting at politicians.
"Yung mga kritiko ho natin may industriya na sa Pilipinas. Ang dali naman sumulat ka sa papel, banat ka [Our critics already have their industry in the Philippines. It's easy to write in paper and lash out]," Aquino said.
The President even dared his critics to take his position to see if they could do better. Aquino said, unlike his critics who didn't even run for office, he could not give up his duties.
"Bilang pinuno, hindi tayo pwedeng bumigay, hindi tayo pwedeng mawalan ng pag-asa maski na napipikon ka na dun sa ibang taong namumulitika pa [As a leader, I can't give up, I can't lose hope despite being peeved at those who are politicking]," Aquino said.
Aquino said he finds great honor serving the people who continue to display resiliency despite all odds.
The President was commended by the Filipino community in Tokyo after his speech.
Aquino was being bombarded by criticisms related to the pork barrel scam, the Disbursement Acceleration Program, and even how the national government conducted disaster aid for the victims of super typhoon "Yolanda" among others.
Watch as Aquino hit his critics during his meeting with the Filipino Community in Tokyo. Click here.