WITH just four months before the assumption of office of the successor of President Duterte, there are talks regarding the appointment of key officials of the incoming administration.
In fact, certaIn presidential hopefuls have announced the names of their possible Cabinet members, fueling speculations that there are now ongoing negotiations with trusted political allies.
A veteran political analyst said that “tama ito dahil kailangang malaman na ng mga botante kung sinu-sino ang mamumuno sa mga mahahalagang opisina sa susunod na administrasyon.”
Certainly, the Filipino people, particularly the more than 67 million registered voters across the country, want to know the possible Cabinet members of his/her presidential candidate.
The 110 million Filipinos, many of them poor farmers and fishermen, expect the new Chief Executive to transform impoverished Philippines into a flourishing Southeast Asian nation.
Note that those seeking public office in the upcoming presidential, congressional, regional and local elections have been promising a new era and a new dawn for the Filipino masses.
“Paano namang gaganda ang buhay natin kung ang mga ilalagay na opisyal sa ibat-ibang departamento ay mga mangungurakot at walang malasakit sa mga mahihirap?” a registered voter said.
“Kaya mahalagang malaman ng mga botante kung sinu-sino ang mamumuno sa mga mahahalagang opisina, kagaya ng Departments of Agriculture and of Trade and Industry,” he added.
And in the view of various quarters, what is important is the appointment of God-fearing, independent-minded and well-meaning leaders, who are not stained by scandals and irregularities.
Kung hindi ay baka mananatili na lang tayong mahihirap, patay-gutom at isang kahig, maraming tuka.