During his inauguration, Pres. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III spoke about taking the straight path in leadership, called the people his “bosses,” and said that without corruption in the government, no Filipino will wallow in poverty.
A year after he coined such catchphrases as “tuwid na daan,” “kayo ang boss ko,” and “kung walang corrupt, walang mahirap,” was he able to stay true to his promises to the people?
This Thursday (June 30) in “Krusada,” ABS-CBN news anchor Karen Davila will look through Aquino’s performance in his first 365 days in office.
His administration did come up with projects such as the “conditional cash transfer” for poor people and “tawid pasada” for drivers affected by the oil price hike. However, some people wonder if these programs really address the problem or just provide short-term solutions.
Some of the resource persons who will share their opinions are Gang Badoy, the founder of the “Dear Noynoy” Facebook Fanpage, Mae Paner aka Juana Change, an artist- director and political activist who supported PNoy during his candidacy, Ramon Casiple from the Institute for Political and Electoral Reform (IPER), and Rep. Mitos Magsaysay, who once called PNoy the “laziest, most stubborn, most inefficient president we’ve ever had.”
In his first year, did the President really treat the people like his boss? Was he able to guide the nation towards taking the straight path? Is the government free from corruption and the Filipinos, free from poverty?
Hear the thoughts of different Pinoys on PNoy’s crusade this Thursday (June 30) in “Krusada,” after “Bandila” on ABS-CBN. You may also join the discussion on the KrusadaTV Facebook fanpage (facebook.com/krusada). Because it takes more than words to make a stand.