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Mar or no, Noynoy expected to fail at solving gov’t problems By Charlie V. Manalo 01/18/2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Mar or no, Noynoy expected to fail at solving gov’t problems

By Charlie V. Manalo 01/18/2011

Even with defeated vice presidential candidate and former Sen. Manuel “Mar” Roxas’ appointment as President Aquino’s chief troubleshooter, both are likely to fail in solving the administration’s problems, members of the House minority yesterday said.

While acknowledging that it is the prerogative and right of Aquino to appoint whoever he feels will help him govern the country better, opposition lawmakers yesterday said the appointment of Roxas as Aquino’s chief helper is doomed to fail, just like his benefactor.

In a text message, Zambales Rep. Milagros “Mitos” Magsaysay said that although Aquino’s appointment of Roxas was a prior commitment wherein the President would be giving a larger chunk of presidential responsibilities, she was not certain that Roxas would do well as the designated troubleshooter of the administration.

“It’s probably a prior arrangement they made during the campaign period. I’m not sure if Mar will be effective as the first thing he has to troubleshoot is the infighting within the Cabinet, the jockeying for juicy positions of each faction (Balay and Samar), the political payback that has to be paid to Aquino supporters, the vested interests that have to be protected and the influence peddling on all sides,” said Magsaysay..... MORE

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