Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Inauguration of the Philippines 15th President
Today June 30, 2010 is the inauguration of the 15th president of the Republic of the Philippines. A historic day for all Filipinos. A new beginning unfolds in Philippine history.
Just minutes away from 12:00 PM Phil. time, Benigno Simeon Aquino III was sworn into office by Justice Conchita Carpio Morales at Quirino Grandstand in front of approximately six hundred thousand people, as estimated by the police.
A lot of foreign dignitaries were present and of course there are also a lot of celebrities present and performed to entertain the crowd. The National Anthem was sang by no other than Ms. Charice Pempengco, this time with the right rendition of the song.
President elect Benigno Aquino III or P-Noy gave his inaugural address mostly in Filipino dialect with english language in between to address international concerns. His speech lasted for twenty minutes.
He admits that being the president of the Philippines he have lots of problems to face so he calls for the Filipino people to help him carry the cross in the road for a better Philippines. He promised that his government will not be only for a few people but for all the people irregardless of status in life. He promised to lead by example and appoint only the right people in his cabinet and above all he won't betray the trust that the Filipino had given him.
President Noy mentioned in his inaugural speech the following issues his government is going to take action:
a. People who are used to unlawful ways of getting their ways into the government or the midnight appointees
b. Our need for a better educational facilities
c. Our need for quality infrastructure projects for better tourism and business
d. Giving life to emergency employment once implemented by his late mother former President Corazon Aquino to generate work for the local people thereby enhancing the economy of the local areas
e. Strict tax collection by the Bureau of Customs and Bureau of Internal Revenues
f. Philhealth for all for three years
g. Provide housing in safe areas
h. Recruit additional forces for the Armed Forces of the Philippines to effectively protect the Filipino people
i. Extend help to the farmers by providing additional irrigation and direct access of farmers to the market giving the direct benefits to the farmers themselves and the consumers.
j. Provide better jobs here in the Philippines to minimize the need of Filipinos to work abroad
k. Peaceful solution for Mindanao conflict.
President Noy also addressed his detractors and said that he can forgive them and in fact he have already forgiven them, but for those who have done wrong to the Filipino people, he has no right to forgive and forget. Justice should be served accordingly.
President Noy's inaugural speech is so full of promises and is better appreciated by the masses because it was delivered mostly in Filipino dialect. I just hope that concrete works in fulfilling these promises will be started soon. Promises will just be promises again by the next government once they are not translated into actions.