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Cross your fingers HE SAYS Aldrin Cardon 05/31/2010

Monday, May 31, 2010

Cross your fingers

Aldrin Cardon

We’re almost halfway through 2010, a year which we welcomed with so much hope. We have anticipated a new leadership, and on June 30, a new president will be sworn in for another six years of hoping, praying and of more expectations we are optimistic would be fulfilled, all for the better of our country, which had not grown much in the decade it is about to leave.

June also brings hope to those who still can barely make it to school, children of the low-income earners who will fight on to earning their diplomas, and eventually and hopefully, decent work that is hard to come by these days.

Their diplomas would be their tickets out of poverty, with each of them aiming to better the lives of their minimum wage earning parents who kept the struggle to send them though college.

Providing cheap access to, if not totally free education, and ensuring the labor force would not lack in work would (and should) be among the top concerns of president-apparent Noynoy Aquino.

 But it’s still a good month before he starts working. It would be a job cut out only for the best of men, which, sad to say for this country that has yet to shake off the vestiges of the old world, and remains in the palms of the only several political clans who have ruled then and are still ruling now.

Nearly 10 of every 100 Pinoys are out of work. Yet, outgoing President Gloria Arroyo would brandish her government’s “achievements” when she presides over the last celebration of Independence Day under her term.
She has a lot to say about her government, mostly good as expected. But there would be no mention of the scandals she and her family have been tainted with. Gloria is even trying to influence Noynoy to continue with her policies, which she credits for what she claimed as a “stable economy” under her watch..... MORE    

SourceThe Daily Tribune

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