Aquino slammed by opposition

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  • editorialIt’s not fair to Aquino who hasn’t reached his first 100 days as Chief Executive of the country. The opposition should un­derstand the son of former President Cory Aquino is on the stage of picking up the pieces where his predeces­sor Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo left off. P-Noy is still gathering all the resources he needs to be able to build a strong nation and overcome all the woes he inherited from GMA.

    Lawmakers especially Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman should take into consideration that Aquino is still a neophyte in this position. Lagman said the first SONA of the President is defective, de­ficient and divisive. It shouldn’t be treated that way. Opposition politicians like Lagman should give Aquino a chance since it’s the first time of the commander-in chief to address the country and his ex­perience is not yet extensive.

    In his “counter-SONA,” the opposition lawmaker said Aquino’s SONA was generally a partisan press release, not a blueprint for development and policy direction.
    “(It was) a complaint sheet, a compendium of motherhood statements and a continuation of campaign rhetoric,” Lagman said.
    Lagman said his counter­SONA sought to correct Aqui­no’s allegations against former President Gloria Macapagal­Arroyo.The House minority had waited to be informed of Aquino’s legislative agenda, he added. Lagman said that instead of presenting a roadmap on poli­cies and programs, the Presi­dent gave a discourse on inher­ited problems that overwhelm him and painted an atmosphere of woe with very tentative and deficient solutions. “The SONA was bereft of specif­ics or particulars,” he said. “His proposals were virtu­ally hanging in the air and most probably, he expect­ed Congress to fill in the blanks.

    “Or was it purposely vague or ‘safe’ so that the people could not hold him accountable for a concrete program once it fails?” Lag-man said.
    “But when the Emperor wears no clothes, can I hon­estly tell you that his robe is regal and majestic?” he said. Lagman also said that Aquino suffers from a “pros­ecutor’s complex” made evident when he announced that he will sign an execu­tive order to create a Truth Commission to investigate alleged misdeeds of Arroyo while in office.“(Mr. Aquino’s ) divisive disposition plants a wedge among our people and leaders, instead of inte­grating and unifying sectors of society and institutions,” he said.

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