Commentary: The time for electoral campaign is not yet
Tacloban City (November 6) -- There will be a time for electoral campaign. The time is not yet now.
Now is the time when together with the whole world, the Philippines is focused thwarting the impact of the current global economic crunch even as the government continuous on its resolute and unwavering determination to hold up a sturdy economy through enterprise efficiency and productivity.
The Administration's focus today is not as to who its candidates will be in the forthcoming elections in 2010, its concentration is centered on diplomacy for greater prosperity and security of the Philippines.
The long-term needs of the poor Filipinos remains to be the top priority of the Arroyo Administration that has always believed that the end goal of all the development efforts and the determination to push for economic growth and prosperity, is for the poor Filipinos to feel the gains of the government reforms.
The motivation of the Administration is to invite more trade and investments to provide jobs for the people and fight poverty and hunger, and is aim is to provide a steady leadership for the good of the greater number.
The Filipino people demand a clear direction for the nation engraved by political leaders working together on a common agenda forward.
The Filipino people insist that the hard-earned gains be not spoiled by partisan politics and by detractors whose main agenda is personal aggrandizement, and pulling the country in another direction.
Partisan politics will only infringe the growing solidarity of the people behind the growing economy, defeat the political stability the country has gained and push the country from the center to the sidelines of the world map.
The Philippines has started to carve a niche in this world-a country determined and willing to work hard and make sacrifices, in order to attain peace and prosperity -- a race of ingenious and excellent people and a country worthy of the trust of world investors.
The world has already taken notice of what the country can do. Let not a wrong signal be given to the world because of people crowing and boasting in the partisan arena. (PIA 8) [top]