President Benigno S. Aquino III on Thursday reiterated
that putting the right leaders in place is a responsibility
that ultimately lies with the electorate.
“Lahat tayo, pare-pareho ang boto natin. Lahat tayo ay
mayroong responsibildad sa pupuntahan natin. Kayo ang gumawa
ng pagbabagong ating pinapakinabangan ngayon, kayo ang
pwedeng lalong magpalago nitong pagbabagong ito para maging
permanente,” the President said in his speech before leaders
and residents of Muntinlupa City.
He recalled that when he began serving his term as
president back in 2010, no one thought that 7.7 million
Filipinos would be brought out of poverty.
“Noong 2010, ang sabi ninyo sa akin, ‘Tigilin mo lang ang
kalokohan, malaking bagay na ‘yan.’ Noong 2010, walang
nag-isip sa atin, 7.7 million na kababayan natin naangat sa
poverty line, na gagawin tayong investment grade, na mayroon
tayong 4.6 million kabahayang kayang tulungan,” he said,
referring to the 4.6 million households currently
benefitting from the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program
The President noted that the country is just beginning to
reap the benefits of the government’s reform program.
(Full story: 04.29.16)