Palace: Have faith in the new administration
With the administration graciously conceding the presidency to presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte, the Palace reminds Filipinos that they should remain optimistic and have faith in the new administration. The country will be undergoing a lot of changes in the Duterte presidency, and it's important that Filipinos accept the changes and remain optimistic for the new administration.
Presidential Communications and Operations office secretary Herminio Coloma in a radio interview was questioned on whether the current admin is worried of losing the economic achievements it has worked so hard for the last 6 years to a new administration. He said that the Palace has strived hard to ensure a high investor confidence in the Philippines even as the current administration is leaving next month. With good economic policies and sound anti-corruption drives, the Aquino administration has boosted investor confidence in the country over the last 6 years.
"Kaya nga sa nakaraang anim na taon ay masigasig nating itinatag ang matibay na pundasyon, matibay na imprastraktura sa pamamagitan ng good governance o sa mabuting pamamahala," said Coloma.
He added that having a little faith will do the country some good.
"Mahalaga dito ay ang pagkakaroon ng positibong mindset. Hindi na dapat tayo mag-inject pa ng mga negatibong ideya sa ngayong panahon. Mas importante ang pagiging positibo, ang pagiging optimistiko, at ang pagkakaroon ng matatag na paniniwala natin sa ating sarili na tayo ay mabubuting tao at kaya natin lumikha ng maaliwalas na kinabukasan para sa ating bansa." he said.
While the Duterte administration will have all the power to decide in their new Cabinet, it might do the Cabinet good if there are members that were closely affiliated to the success of the country in its economy to reduce the learning curve and continue the current growth, wherever that growth will lead said Coloma.
"At sa aking personal na opinyon, makakatulong din ‘yung mayroong karanasan sa nakaraang administrasyon kumbaga ay mababawasan ang learning curve, ‘yung paghahanda, ‘yung pagiging maalam dahil meron ng nakaraang karanasan na pagbabatayan," he advised.