Written by Venus May H. Sarmiento
Dagupan City (8 October) — Pangasinenses took time out yesterday to open their television sets and radios to listen to the man who calls them’Boss’.
Dubbed as’Isang Daang Araw sa Isang Daang Matuwid-Report kay Boss’, President Benigno Aquino’s 20-minute speech for his First 100 Days in office, gained mixed reactions from the public.
Bureau of Immigration Provincial Chief Alberto Garcia said the President was direct in his statements. “Duga ta sustoy ibabaga to. (Tama dahil tama yung sinasabi niya). Medyo kuripot dahil hindi gagastos pag di kailangan. Diretso yung mga sinasabi niya. He hit the nail right on the head. Marami siyang natitipid.”Garcia said. [More…]
Farmer Rolando Ballesteros urged the President to continue with the wonderful accomplishments he bared in his speech and be unmindful of his detractors. He suggested that job generation and livelihood opportunities be provided to all sectors and not just to the call center industry.
Teacher Joan Mangrobang of San Carlos City Preparatory school and BS Office Management student Frankie Joey Tuazon of Dagupan City observed that PNoy’s report and his administration were good and all right but they asked him to refrain from comparing his administration with that of his predecessor. “Pag nag-speech siya, parang laging pinapasaringan ang previous administration, sana tignan na lang ang para sa future,” they said.
Media practitioners also shared their ideas. Aksyon Radyo commentator Orly Navarro said the President has a poor rating in peace and order and in his management while Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas Chapter Vice President and Bombo Radyo Station Manager Chris Estolas said the speech reminded the Filipinos of his’Daang Matuwid’ and his 100 day old administration but lamented that the President did not mention his stand on jueteng. (PIA-Pangasinan)