Let’s listen to reason

May 11, 2022 People's Tonight 173 views

THE entire nation owes a debt of gratitude to the government of outgoing President Duterte for ensuring the conduct of honest, peaceful and credible elections on May 9.

In the view of many, the tough-talking Chief Executive acted wisely by ordering the police and the military to remain non-partisan before, during and after the elections.

Without doubt, the order of the President from impoverished Mindanao contributed to the success of this year’s presidential, congressional, regional and local polls.

Mr. Duterte, whose six-year-presidency ends at 12 noon on Thursday, June 30, issued the order despite the fact that her daughter Sara was running for vice president.

“Talagang ipinakita ni Pangulong Duterte na dapat maging kapani-paniwala ang resulta ng halalan para masigurado ang katahimikan ng bansa,” according to a local official.

Before the elections, there were fears that a rigged political exercise at this time of economic hardship “ay maaaring mag-trigger ng unrest that may tear the nation apart.”

What’s important now is for all of us, including the political opposition and other critics, to prevent the deepening  of our problems, like the drug menace, after June 30.

Our new government officials, headed by President-elect Bongbong Marcos and Vice President-elect Sara Duterte-Carpio, must hammer out solutions to our problems.

Socio-economic reforms should be given far better treatment by  the incoming government considering the seriousness of the problems confronting the people.

And let’s all listen to reason.