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Senators commend Aquino's anti-corruption drive in first two years

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President Benigno S. Aquino III continued to live up to his administration’s anti-corruption slogan ‘Daang Matuwid’ (right path) two years after he overwhelmingly won presidency, according to two senators including Senate minority member Joker Arroyo.

Arroyo, who served as executive secretary for Aquino’s mother, then President Corazon Aquino, said the President succeeded in his effort to stamp out corruption at the upper level of the government.

”I think he is effective with his anti-corruption campaign at the upper echelon or department level of the government. That’s okay. I congratulate you for that,” Arroyo said in a radio dzBB interview on Sunday.

Arroyo said corruption, starting from the bureau level and down, still exists but the veteran lawmaker hoped that President Aquino would be able to clean up the lower level, including in the regional, provincial and municipal.

”Perhaps, overtime, for the next four years, he can correct that and if that’s the case, the President will be a resounding success. If he can bring his campaign at the lower level, his anti-corruption drive will be a successful program,” Arroyo said.

In a separate interview, Senator Francis ‘Chiz’ Escudero said the impeachment of former Chief Justice Renato Corona and the detention of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo could be used as barometer that Palace’s anti-corruption campaign was gaining success.

”For me that’s an accomplishment because it proved that the Aquino administration won’t go easy even against big officials when it comes to corruption. As they said, there is no sacred cow,” Escudero said.

Escudero is expecting President Aquino to mention the conviction of Corona and former President Arroyo in his third State-Of-The-Nation-Address (SONA) on Monday.

”Perhaps, the challenge now is for this administration to show seriousness in running after the corruption officials including against the incumbent officials,” Escudero said.

Arroyo and Escudero said Aquino gained success in his anti-corruption campaign because the President himself had never involved in any anomalies for the first two years of his leadership.

”What important is he was not tempted by personal interest. He remains fair and no allegation of corruption and that is the best basis that whatever decision he will make, it will be based on what he understand on what is good for our country and not based on personal interest that he or his closed friends might have,” Escudero said.

Escudero said that President Aquino’s right path would continue to gain success if all the people in the government cooperate in fighting corruption. (PNA)

By Jelly F. Musico




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