1st 100 days: Pinoys no longer anti-gov't

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 04 2010 10:27 PM | Updated as of Oct 05 2010 09:12 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Scorecards aside, the administration of President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III is happy with its first 100 days in service.

If there is something to be proud of, it’s the public’s new and positive attitude towards the government, Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda said in a press conference.

He said the administration is on track with projects it promised for the first 100 days in service.

The administration will reach the 100-day mark on October 8.

Thus far, the relatively young administration has survived recent controversies, including the Manila hostage crisis and another jueteng scandal.

Not everyone is pleased however.

In a statement, the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan said Aquino has not made good his bid to make accountable for previous injustices the administration of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

Retired former Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Oscar Cruz, on the other hand, supposedly gave the administration a “C”.

Lacierda said political pundits and critics should also look at Aquino’s accomplishments.

In fact, the government is expecting more positive changes in the future, including, among others: a zero-based budgeting, filing of cases against smugglers and tax evaders, and the abolition of 10 offices under the Office of the President.