Aquino remains mum on 2016 bet

By , on March 26, 2015


President Benigno Aquino III at the Philippines Investment Forum, 24 March 2015 (Photo by Gil Nartea / Malacañang Photo Bureau)
President Benigno Aquino III at the Philippines Investment Forum, 24 March 2015 (Photo by Gil Nartea / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

MANILA — The ‘bosses’ will continue the reforms.

This is what President Aquino reiterated when asked to name his preferred successor who will continue the reforms he started.

“Ngayon, may mga nagtatanong po sa atin: Paano na ang lahat ng ating naabot sa tuwid na daan pagkababa ko sa puwesto sa taong 2016? Sino ang magtutuloy ng ating sinimulan? Iisa lang po ang tugon ko rito: Kayo, ang mga women entrepreneur, at ang milyon-milyon nating kababayan ang magpapatuloy ng lahat ng ito,” Aquino said.

(Now, people are asking: What will happen to all the achievements of the administration when I step down in 2016? Who will continue what I started? I only have one answer to this: You, the women entrepreneur, and the millions of Filipino people will continue all these.)

“Tiwala nga po akong laging papanig ang Pilipino sa tama at makatwiran; patuloy na magsisikap ang bawat Juan at Juana dela Cruz para sa kapwa at bayan,” he added.

(I have great faith that the Filipinos will always go for what is right and just; Juan and Juna dela Cruz will continue striving for the country and its people.)

In his speech during the celebration of women’s month in Pasay City, Aquino also highlighted the economic gains under his job adding that the administration will work harder in the last years remaining.

“Sa nalalabi nating isang taon at tatlong buwan sa puwesto, dodoblehin pa natin ang ating pagsisikap at didiligan pa natin ng higit na sigasig ang mga binhi ng pagkakataon na ating ipinunla,” he said.

(In the remaining years, we will double our efforts to further nurture the chances that we planted.)