By Christian V. Esguerra
President Aquino on Monday urged Filipinos to remain on the path of “righteousness” and “reason” during what he described as the “last two minutes” of his term, saying his good government policy was now “eradicating the last vestiges of corruption.”
By Leila B. Salaverria
Former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo took a swipe at the administration in her New Year message on Tuesday, saying its anti-corruption message was not backed by deeds and was belied by the abuse of power to go after political enemies.
Pope Benedict XVI prayed for world peace, condemning the inequality between rich and poor and “unregulated financial capitalism” at a New Year’s mass in St Peter’s Basilica on Tuesday.
By TJ Burgonio
The President, who begins the second half of his term in July, said this year would be a “critical stage” for the administration’s crusade for long-term development and good governance.
By Karen Boncocan
On the eve of New Year’s Day, President Aquino stressed the importance of the upcoming midterm elections, saying these would play a critical role in the administration’s anti-corruption campaign and asking the Filipino electorate to choose candidates wisely.