Even before he became the nation's top official, President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III promised reforms in the government to affect change in Filipinos' lives. More than two years into Aquino's term, ABS-CBNnews.com renews efforts to track each pronounced promise to see which ones have been kept, and which ones have encountered roadblocks.
|President Aquino delivers his 2nd State of the Nation Address
(SONA) in 2011. File photo
Leading up to his inauguration as the country's chief executive, Aquino, during his presidential campaign in 2010, laid out his agenda to rid the country of corruption and to alleviate the lives of the poor. This agenda translated into statements of promises, which, by ABS-CBNnews.com's tracking, have numbered over 120, as of July 2012.
With over a thousand man-hours expended to retrace Aquino's more recent promises after his 2011 State of the Nation Address (SONA), ABS-CBNnews.com now invites efforts to continue tracking Aquino's progress toward his infamous slogan, the "tuwid na daan."
Join ABS-CBNnews.com as it keeps tabs on Aquino's promised reforms -- even those mentioned in passing in his public speeches -- and revisit his first utterance of his resolve for a corruption-free Philippines. See if, under the Aquino administration, the Philippines is on its way to being rid of the so-called "wang-wang" culture.
Aquino's followers and critics alike can now actively take part in tracking his progress as president. By visiting ABS-CBNnews.com's microsite "Aquino Promises Tracker," netizens can see the status of each promise made by Aquino. These promises, rated by ABS-CBNnews.com in terms of their progress, can be seen vis-a-vis relevant updates or steps made toward achieving them.
Followers of the Aquino Promises Tracker can also play a role in rating the promise themselves. By following @AquinoPromises on micro-blogging site Twitter, netizens can recommend or contest ratings of promises, and can even refer ABS-CBNnews.com to relevant updates to existing promises.
As the scope of the Aquino Promises Tracker covers over 120 of the president's promised reforms, efforts to track each promise is envisioned to be consolidated among those whom Aquino, from Day 1, has referred to as his "boss": the Filipino people.