My Filipino friends are in my house watching the inauguration of the new President Noynoy Aquino as the 15th Philippines until it is over with great expectations.
Finally we are one in saying, it is time for every Filipinos world wide to expect a well reformed and progressive Philippines.
We are also happy to bid the outgoing President Gloria M. Arroyo a farewell.
Mike M. Moreno
Richmond, B.C. Canada
Although I am a Filipino by birth I am skeptical about the leadership qualities of Noynoy Aquino. I am not convinced that he has the testicular fortitude to pursue the many things he had promised. I have already seen his weakness by allowing his DepEd secretary (a priest from DLSU) to define a national issue (sex education as a moral issue rather than a social and economic imperative) in the absence of a formal cabinet meeting and even long before his inauguration as president. I see a government speaking with so many voices as well as old and familiar faces in executive positions. The country needs an injection of new faces instead of retaining and keeping antiquated ideas alive. That is not the kind of change people want. When one cleans up the house, all junks go to waste (including those in the attic).
Dr. Nestor P. Baylam
New York City