MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Shortly after signing the Executive Order (EO) implementing a nationwide, comprehensive smoking ban, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte issued another historic order: ‘No NoyNoying.’
Noynoying (pronounced noy-noy-YING ) is a term used to describe one’s inaction despite having the responsibility to do something.
The term originated from a protest gimmick in the form of neologism which critics of former Philippines 🇵🇭 President Benigno Aquino III have used to question his work ethic, alleging inaction on Aquino’s part on the issues of disaster response and of rising oil prices.
Malacañang said that the ‘NoyNoying’ ban is consistent with the President’s campaign against government corruption. It will make it illegal for any government official or employee to just sit around doing nothing while being paid his or her salary and bonuses from taxpayer money.
The new EO requires all government offices to display the ‘No NoyNoying’ sign in conspicuous places to remind their personnel about the new law.