P'Noy must find solutions not alibis in dealing with country's problems - Lagman
Tabaco City (21 June) -- President-elect Noynoy Aquino must find solutions and not look for alibis in confronting the remaining economic and social problems of the nation.
In doubting with mere sweeping ambiguity the economic report card of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, incoming President Aquino appears overwhelmed by current problems that he resorts to faulting his predecessor's administration.
It was reported that Aquino said he doubted the "integrity of some economic data released by the Arroyo administration", but he failed to specify the figures he doubted.
A leader with a fresh mandate must look forward rather than pontificate on the perceived ills of the past as if to cover-up an absent or deficient positive agenda for action.
The supposed "failures" of the past are pitfalls to avoid but not "cadavers" for repeated exhumation.
A President must succeed or fail based on his own merit and performance. (Office of Rep. Edcel C. Lagman, Albay I/PIA) [top]