October 7, 2010
Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan agrees with the continued high trust rating and generally high marks PNoy is getting approaching his first 100 days in office, but he adds that the President’s Cabinet members need to put in the effort in fulfilling the goals of the campaign to effect genuine change in the country.
“The high trust rating that PNoy got during the election is unprecedented, so it is no surprise that it carries over after the presidential polls. This political capital is very important in enforcing policies to alleviate poverty, generate jobs, lower prices, and curb corruption even if the measures are unpopular. This high trust of the people was never enjoyed by past administrations, not even President Cory. But PNoy’s men need to keep up and do their jobs well.”
Pangilinan adds that factions within must be addressed immediately so that the President will not be weighed down by rumor mongers and overshadow the administration’s performance.
“Moving the country forward is a serious undertaking. It requires laser-like precision and focus. Our problems as a country are so serious that without unity we cannot succeed. Without unity we will fail to address corruption and poverty. Our country cries out for solutions, and for sacrifice to see these solutions through. We must all act towards achieving this regardless of the personal costs.”