What’s the Difference?

While inside the grocery, I overheard these two women talking. “What do you think of Noynoy as a president?”, the first woman asked. “He’s good, because he gets rid all of those corrupt officials and you know, those corrupts who are still in position now are from the previous administration”, answered the other. In my own view, the President of the Republic of the Philippines has been doing his job so well for the past three years, but I cannot also deny the fact that he hasn’t done everything perfectly. Well, nobody’s perfect. I’m not into the “Yellow Magic” and in fact, I never voted for Pres. Noynoy Aquino last 2010 elections. But as a citizen I respect the president with all my heart because I believe what the Bible has stated “all authorities are appointed by God.” Every presidential elections, all we hear from candidates are promises of snatching the poor from poverty, getting rid of corrupt officials, and a lot more. Of his three years on presidency, I thought Pres. Aquino will finally solve these problems. But as we can see they’re still existing. Let’s talk about corruption. During the Arroyo administration, people are sick of criticizing the president because of corruption. And as her term ended, I thought I can’t hear the same issue anymore but I guess I was wrong of thinking so. Because as of today I can still hear that billions of pesos have been misused by some few. What’s the difference between the previous administration and the present? Corruption is still existing, how can this be explained? I know it would not be easy for the president to settle this issue but I do believe he has the capacity. He must prove that all he has promised were true. He has plenty of time to do so. He still has three years to go. He has all the chance to prove his worth. And as an ordinary citizen, I’ll be expecting too much from him. 

7.2 Magnitude Quake Shakes Bohol, Cebu and Other Neighboring Places in the Philippines

Bohol, Cebu and other neighboring places in the Philippines felt the shake of 7.2 magnitude earthquake at around eight o’clock in the morning today. Some Catholic churches and other establishments in Bohol and Cebu collapsed and are under retrieval. It is also reported that a total of 20 people died because of the quake. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology(Phivolcs) said that there is no tsunami alert because the quake occurred on land and not on sea. And the affected places will continue to experience aftershocks for a week.

Senator Cayetano takes oath

Colon Street, Cebu City- Senator Alan Peter Cayetano successfully took his oath as re-elected Senator last June 24, 2013 at the University of the Visayas Gymnasium.

Senator Cayetano sworn-in to Congressman Eduardo R. Gullas- University of the Visayas President and out-going Congressman of the First District. The oath-taking was attended by Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama, Vice-Governor Agnes Magpale, Philippine National League Councilor Alma Moreno, together with Board Members Angelica Jones and Terry Aunor. Sen. Cayetano’s family attended the ceremony as well as the different public officials of the Republic of the Philippines.

Sen. Alan and her wife, Mayor Lani Cayetano thanked the Cebuanos for their support in making him as Cebu’s number one Senator.

The event ended with a press conference participated by the local and national media outlets.


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