Political satire on YouTube takes aim at PNoy's Porsche

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Feb 2, 2011

TopGear.com.ph Philippine Car News - Political satire on YouTube takes aim at PNoy’s Porsche

While the Chief as well as most of TopGear.com.ph's readers have made it known that President Benigno Aquino III's acquisition of a used Porsche is a non-issue, political satirist Mae Paner thinks it's still ripe for the picking.

In a YouTube video, Paner, through her alter ego Juana Change, chatted with characters that represented the different facets of society who said the Porsche was not acquired through ill-gotten wealth, that it makes a single and unattached president like him look good when he goes out on a date, and that it also supposedly makes people aspire to own one in the future.

Aquino's own explanation that it serves to relieve the stress he receives from being the leader of land is even questioned when Paner's character asks if his government has done anything substantial for him to justify that excuse. The satire also mentioned other extravagant purchases of his predecessors, prompting Paner's character to question if Aquino is really different from them as he often pointed out during his presidential campaign.

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The satire also pointed out Section 4 (h) of Republic Act 6713 that includes a code of conduct and ethical standard for public officials and employees, which says they and their families "shall lead modest lives appropriate to their positions and income. They shall not indulge in extravagant or ostentatious display of wealth in any form."

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