‘Noynoy to face corruption, power interests’
Posted by akosistella on May 19, 2010
MANILA, Philippines – While much is expected of president-apparent Sen. Benigno Aquino III, corruption and powerful interests are likely to weigh down his capability to implement reforms in the government, a US-based risk consultancy firm said.
“Politically, there is simply no basis for celebration or indication that the 2010 election will produce the shifts in governance that the country so desperately requires,” a report prepared by the Pacific Strategies & Assessments (PSA) dated May 17 showed.
“Without question, Noynoy (Aquino’s nickname) will face the realities of Philippine power interests and indestructible corruption that will limit his ability to impact change,” the report read.
via Philippine Star .
Noynoy swamped with Cabinet recommendations
MANILA, Philippines – Liberal Party (LP) campaign manager Florencio Abad admitted yesterday that presidential frontrunner Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III has been receiving numerous letters of endorsement and recommendation for possible Cabinet appointments.
Abad said various sectors and groups were calling for the appointment of Naga City Mayor Jesse Robredo, a Ramon Magsaysay awardee, to be the secretary of the Department of the Interior and Local Government, along with former agriculture secretary Leonardo Montemayor who is being endorsed to again head the Department of Agriculture.
Abad said Aquino would have the last say on any appointments and the presidential frontrunner had been meeting with a search committee to get the best and the brightest among applicants and those being recommended for top government posts.
Via Phil. Star