MILF: PNoy redeems public trust in govt

By Lore Mae L. Andong, ABS-CBN News Central Mindanao

Posted at Jul 21 2013 11:24 AM | Updated as of Jul 22 2013 05:30 PM

MAGUINDANAO, Philippines – The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has lauded President Noynoy Aquino for redeeming the trust of the people in the administration.

MILF First Vice Chairman Ghazali Jaafar on Sunday said Aquino was able to change the perception of the people towards the presidency amid the controversies faced by the administration in the past.

“This accomplishment ay napaka-importante. Mahalaga na may tiwala sa ‘yo ‘yung mga followers mo just like in an organization,” said Jaafar.

However, there are still issues in the country that the MILF official thinks have not been addressed, such as poverty alleviation, peace and security.

In terms of Aquino’s approach in resolving the Mindanao conflict, Jaafar said the president did well, despite some of the problems faced in the peace talks.

Meanwhile, the Kabataan partylist in Cotabato City believes nothing has changed under Aquino’s watch.

Kabataan partylist Cotabato spokesman Joseph Succor said it had been three years of bloated problems under Aquino.

Progressive groups and militants will stage a protest on Monday during Aquino’s State of the Nation Address calling for the stopping of Private-Public Partnership program and urgent increment on employees’ salary.