Editorial

Leni’s excuses

Much will be said about why Leni Robredo resigned—or fired, depending on which side of the fence you’re in. Her supporters will try to use this as they do with most of their stunts- pretend it is real action.

  • 12/05/2016
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Leni’s excuses

Much will be said about why Leni Robredo resigned—or fired, depending on which side of the fence you’re in. Her supporters will try to use this as they do with most of their stunts- pretend it is real action.

Why? The only action we remember from Leni are her speeches when receiving awards here and abroad, her public statements that mirror the old LP line, her opinions on the marcos burial and the  6 magazine covers she graced.

In her statement about her “resignation," she complains about a housing budget slashed and policy recommendations not acted upon.
In short, no accomplishments.

Was she afraid to follow through on her allies' old commitment to provide housing for Yolanda victims? Already, the unfinished housing projects left by the old administration she represents have been completed by the President’s men.

This would have been a quick win for her. But even that she seems to have bungled.

If she was being pressured by the LP to lead some sort of a revolt against the President, she probably had to think twice. That’s plainly using her office for politicking, which wouldn't have been too bad had she had the real accomplishments to show for it.

Because in this new results-oriented government,what matters more than the slogans are actual accomplishments achieved within the period you said they would be completed. 

Establishing the nationwide 911 system, getting the drugged thugs, the billions of dollars in pledged funding for public welfare projects, and a better debt-to-GDP ratio are nothing to sneer at  These are all accomplishments.

Perhaps we all need a dose of Leni to remind us that government service is not about politics alone. Eventually, even her own supporters will want to see results. 
So let’s hope she wont be remembered for her whining alone, and that she doesn’t fail them as she did many others.

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