Aquino won’t ‘forgive and forget’ sins of past administration

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05:36 PM July 23rd, 2012

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July 23rd, 2012 05:36 PM

MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday turned down calls for him to forget the sins of his predecessor so that the country can move forward.

In his third State of the Nation Address at the Batasan, Aquino warned that the Philippines would suffer if he would not punish the people who plundered the country to enrich themselves.

“Forgive and forget ang lahat ng atraso ng mga naglubog sa atin sa bulok na estado? Forgive and forget para maibalik ang lumang status quo? Ang tugon ko: Ang magpatawad, maaari; ang makalimot, hindi. Kung ang nagkasala ay hindi mananagot, gagarantiyahan mo ang pagpapahirap muli sa sambayanan,” he said.

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