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Pinoy Group in Austria Disappointed with PNoy
A recent survey conducted by a Filipino newspaper in Austria revealed that a number of Filipinos in the country are quite disappointed at the way the Aquino administration is addressing the national issues in the Philippines.
Filipinos in Austria told Austro-Asian Press that they were disappointed by President Benigno Aquino III’s slow performance in addressing the basic needs and problems of the Filipino people.
Larry Subido, a nurse in Vienna, contends that it is high time for President Noynoy Aquino to act and realize his campaign promise to deliver basic services and uplift the people’s lives.
“One can freely read in the newspapers and television reports that the prices of basic commodities, unemployment, and the number of people going hungry are all rising,” Subido said.
“Such problems only confirm that his administration has done little to make the lives of the Filipinos better,” he added.
Meanwhile, a Filipino group in Austria expressed their outrage that a year after Aquino assumed office with a promise of change, human rights defenders continue to be labeled and targeted as “enemies of the state.”
Pinas First, a group who aims to promote the rights and excellence of Filipinos in Austria, released a statement saying that Aquino had neglected the Filipino people’s issues.
“Aquino was mandated by the people to drag the country out of the quagmire left behind by the 10-year rule of his predecessor, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo… He made sweet promises on his 10-point agenda, declaring that we, the people, are his “boss.”
“But instead of delivering on his promises, he has outrightly neglected the Filipino people’s issues and legitimate demands in the first year of his term.”
Albert Santos, a hotel employe in Lower Austria, said,”Aquino had not done much in the Senate, how could he possibly do much in presidency?”
“He is trying to fight corruption, which I support but all these rising prices are influenced by external events which is the way in Libya and rising oil prices. The oil companies must really be enjoying all of these,” Santos added.
But some Filipinos in Austria believe that the development of the country does not rest on the effectiveness and efficiency of the Aquino administration alone.
“If we, Filipinos, whether we are in the Philippines or abroad, won’t acquire even the slightest sense of discipline, the Philippines will never be in the same league as the other nations surrounding us. The rest of the solution is in our hands, and we are to decide whether we should make things better or remain stagnant and stubborn with our wrong decisions as a people,” said Maribel Sta. Maria.
Source: ABS-CBN News