It’s a new day for the Philippines. Things have changed here, and the country is now on the right track!
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an article about President Aquino’s first 100 days in office. As part of the article, I noted that President Aquino had stated that he knew the names of a number of corrupt politicians in the country. He had issued a warning two weeks ago that he would be naming names of corrupt officials, and that the names would appear on the front pages of the papers “within the next few days”.
According to an article published by ABS-CBN News, Aquino stated:
“That [ending corruption] is the central biggest challenge. Some people think I am not serious….they will be in the front pages in the next few days,” said Aquino.
That statement was made on October 8, 2010. Since today is October 25, that means that 17 days have passed, which most would agree is more than the “few days” that the President allowed.
Since no names have appeared on the front pages (or any other pages) of newspapers in the past 17 days, I assume that means that President Aquino was successful in ending the corruption of these individuals. I mean, I feel sure that President Aquino is a man of his word, and he said that those corrupt officials who think he was not serious about ending corruption would be named on the front pages of the local newspapers in the next few days following October 8. Because President Aquino is surely a man of his word, since the names have not been published, I assume that means that the corrupt have agreed to end their corruption.
I would like to congratulate the President for taking a strong stance and ending corruption in the Philippines. It has been a huge step in the right direction, and I feel sure that now that corruption has ended in the country, things will start moving ahead and the country will be seeing huge benefits soon.
This is a huge step for the Philippines. I see nothing but good on the horizon now!