>>THE AQUINO ADMINISTRATION WILL ONLY CONTINUE
PROGRAMS OF THE PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION THAT ARE
IN LINE WITH THE PLATFORM WE HAVE SET FORTH DURING
THE CAMPAIGN. ANY DEVIANT PROGRAMS AND POLICIES
WILL BE REFORMULATED TO FIT THE GENERAL DIRECTION
OF THE GOVERNMENT’S PLAN OF ACTION.<<
The new Philippines president
describes his plans for his new
administration to Asean Affairs.
Q: What are your top priorities as the new President of the
A: The Aquino administration will prioritize the following goals:
First, eradicate corruption in the government and ensure that
taxes are spent properly;
Second, generate jobs so that working abroad will no longer be a
necessity to survive but merely an option;Third, reform the justice system to ensure speedy prosecutions
and to enable the poor to have access to a fair trial;
Fourth, provide universal basic education that is up to par with
the international standard to enable the Filipino to compete
globally; and fifth, provide universal health care to all Filipinos.
Q: What are the policies of the previous administration,
business or otherwise, that your new government will
continue to pursue, and why?
A: The Aquino administration will only continue programs of
the previous administration that are in line with the platform we
have set forth during the campaign. Any deviant programs and
policies will be reformulated to fit the general direction of the
government’s plan of action.
I plan to continue the poverty alleviation programs of the
Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) such as
Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan - Comprehensive and Integrated
Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI-CIDSS) which has proven
to be effective in improving the welfare of the poor especially
in the rural areas. I plan to continue the modernization of the
Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the improvement of
the tax collection efficiency measures being undertaken by the
Department of Finance (DOF).......
|Biography of Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” C. Aquino III
|Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” C. Aquino III was elected the 15th
president of the Philippines and was officially proclaimed the winner
of the 2010 national election on June 9, by the Congress of the
He was born Feb. 8, 1960. His parents were former President
Corazon Aquino and former Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr.
Prior to his election he served as a congressman in the Philippine
House of Representatives from 1998 to 2007. He was barred from
seeking re-election and so ran as a senator in 2007 and served in
that role, until he assumed the presidency.
Following the death of his mother on Aug. 1, 2009, many in the
Philippines began calling on him to run for the presidency.
executive vice president of the Liberal Party, is the first bachelor
to serve as president and the second president to abstain from
He was born in Manila and graduated from Ateneo de Manila
University with a bachelor’s degree in economics 1981 and joined
his family in their exile in the United States. He returned to the
Philippines in 1983 shortly after the assassination of his
Aug. 21, 1983 and held several positions in the private sector. In
1998, he ran for a seat in the House of Representatives and won.He would serve as congressman of the 2nd District of Tarlac until
In his nine years in the Lower House, Noynoy focused on the fiscal
role of a legislator. He felt that there were already too many laws,
and good ones at that, but they seemingly lacked proper implementation.
He concentrated on crafting laws that would help create
opportunity rather than impose additional burdens on those
who are already disadvantaged.
In November 2004, he became Deputy House Speaker of Luzon,
but he relinquished the post when he joined leaders of the
Liberal Party (LP) in calling for the resignation of President Gloria
Macapagal-Arroyo at the height of the “Hello Garci” scandal.
In May 2007, he ran for senator and won, placing sixth in the
national elections. He chaired the Senate Committee on Local
Government, and was also the vice-chairperson of the Committee
on Justice and Human Rights.
In his letter from prison many years ago, Ninoy said to Noynoy,
“Son, the ball is now in your hands.”
Information in this biography was obtained from the Office of the
President and other sources.
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