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MANILA – Malacanang on Saturday said the Philippines has witnessed “genuine, meaningful change” in the first two years of President Benigno Aquino III’s term.
In a statement issued to mark the President’s second year in office, Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte said change has been evident “in the way government is run, in the way our country is viewed by the international community, and in the way we aspire and view our own futures.”
The three-paragraph statement, which stopped short of providing details on the changes the government claims, read: “No longer is the Filipino mired in paralysis and despair; he has seen the seemingly difficult tasks achieved, and is one with the government in creating a society that is truly just, prosperous, and equitably progressive.”
Valte said the President is “grateful” to Filipinos, “whose unwavering support has allowed him the confidence to implement reform” and who “remain his fount of strength, and the focus of each program and policy advanced by his administration.”
But “while much has been achieved, much remains to be done,” Valte said, adding that “the Aquino administration continues to build on the momentum we have already gained.”
“With everyone's commitment, we are sure to lengthen our strides along the straight and righteous path. The message remains the same: honest and accountable governance is the anvil upon which our people can forge better futures for themselves,” she added.