6-year journey begins

June 29, 2022 People's Tonight 267 views

PRESIDENT Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. embarks today on a six-year journey to transform impoverished Philippines into a flourishing Southeast Asian country.

Expected to be full of challenges and obstacles, the journey starts at 12 noon, when Marcos assumes the top political post of the land after his smashing poll victory in May.

Reports said that the soft-spoken Marcos from Ilocos Norte, in his inaugural address at historic National Museum near the seaside Rizal Park, will articulate on his visions.

In fact, supporters, admirers and even well-meaning critics of the only son and namesake of the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos see BBM as a “just and fair”public servant.

Bishop Ruperto Santos, a top official of the influential Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), extended his prayers for a successful tenure of the new President.

Bishop Santos, vice chair of the CBCP-Commission on Migrants and Itinerant People, offered “our support…to make the Philippines rise up from poverty, partisan and problems.”

In supporting BBM’s belief that the presidency is destiny, Santos said that occupying the highest post of the land is a God-given grace for him to do for what is best for the country and people.

Hopefully, the new administration succeeds in implementing programs designed to address graft and corruption, illegal drugs, unemployment, hunger, high prices of goods, and criminality.

Note that majority of the now more than 110 million Filipinos, many of them farmers, fishermen and laborers, still live below the so-called “poverty line.”

Ler’s then help the crusading Marcos government in meeting the employment, medical, housing, food and other needs of the burgeoning Philippine population.