Do you remember the story of Juan Tamad? Although I've only read the story where he gets away from his laziness and becomes a diligent man, most of the stories he's been known for are his being lazy like when he told the crabs to go to his house rather than bring them home. The same goes for President Benigno Simeon "Nobita" Cojuangco Aquino III who might be best described as "Noy Tamad" if we have Juan Tamad. The funny Photoshop above may show what kind of people are common among many Filipinos.
I still remembered the old campaign garbage that said, "Kung walang korupt ay walang mahirap." or "If there are no corrupt people, there will be no poor people." Isn't getting out of poverty your OWN responsibility? If you look at developed countries that are still in power, they do not get the poor out of their poverty and the poor must get out of their poverty. If certain poor people in developed countries were corruption index is so low are poor, it's their problem. If you waste all your money in any form of reckless spending, gambling and the like, don't blame the government but blame yourself for losing your money to reckless expenditure.
Take note that many Filipinos are so lazy that they do not vote for proper candidates. Instead of voting people for their credibility, you have people voted for their winnability. The local and national seats of power are filled with celebrities and athletes instead of businessmen, lawyers and those who can really run the country. They could have voted for somebody who had real achievement like Gilbert Teodoro or Richard Gordon but they chose to vote President Nobita out of winnability. Because of a lazy population, those with low credibility but high winnability take advantage of it which sums up the fact that a nation of lazy people deserves a lazy ruler.