Saturday, January 31, 2015


Is the President's EQ, Dry?

EQ or Emotional intelligence is the ability to monitor one's own and other people's emotions, to discriminate between different emotions and label them appropriately, and to use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior. (Wikipedia)

A dry EQ would probably refer to the state of a person who lacks Emotional Intelligence.

When the President chose not to prioritize the arrival honors for the fallen PNP-SAF commandoes at the Villamor Airbase, does it mean his EQ is Dry?

January 29, 2015, MANILA, Philippines–As the nation watched three Air Force planes land in Villamor Airbase with the remains of 42 of the 44 elite cops killed in an encounter in Maguindanao, President Benigno Aquino III was in Sta. Rosa, Laguna attending the inauguration of the new Mitsubishi Motors Corporation’s manufacturing plant.

Unlike attendance, compassion cannot be delegated.
Unlike images, value cannot be replaced.

Compassion is the emotion that one feels in response to the suffering of others that motivates a desire to help. Compassion is really the act of going out of your way to help physical, spiritual, or emotional hurts or pains of another.(Wikipedia)

Value is the regard that something is held to deserve.

The President missed the right opportunity to show real compassion to the grieving families of the fallen PNP-SAF Commandoes. He also failed to educate young Filipinos how and when true compassion is communicated by a loving father although he usually say "Bilang Ama ng Bayan." Even in his speech during the necrological services at Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City, he was not communicating compassion, he was reading and narrating his own experience.

As Pope Francis said: “It’s dangerous to lose that human sensibility that lets you cry with those who are crying, and celebrate with those who are joyful.”

Indeed, many claim that they are intelligent but fail to understand and distinguish people's emotions and his own. As such, they fail to think and behave appropriately to situations. - Here lies the real misencounter.