Biazon urges Aquino to reveal real state of the nation

June 28, 2010 10:21 pm 

MANILA, June 26 –- Outgoing senator Rodolfo Biazon on Monday urged President-elect Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino to reveal the real situation of the country when he delivers his first State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA) at the start of the 15th Congress on July 26.

”I think new president have to inform people and Congress on the real state of the national specially in regards to the magnitude of our national debt and budget deficit,” Biazon said in a media interview at the Senate press room.

Biazon, however, doubted whether or not Aquino can have an accurate data and information on the outstanding debt of the country.

Biazon said the Filipino people, especially those more than 15 million who voted for him in the last May 10 elections, have high expectations upon his assumption to office next month.

The senator who was elected congressman of Muntinlupa said the high expectations to Noynoy can be likened to the hopes that people gave to Noynoy’s mother, former President Corazon Aquino, after the popular EDSA People Power in 1986.

”When Cory assumed power, people thought no more graft and corruption, no social injustice and basic services delivered to the people,” he said.

Biazon expressed fear of disappointment if President-elect Aquino failed to deliver the high expectations, including a promise to end graft and corruption.

”My fear is after one year when people began to realize that dreams of automated election relative to corruption there could be disappointment,” he said.

To avoid disappointment, Biazon advised Aquino to focus his first SONA on the real station of the country and on how to solve them.

”First thing to do is real estate of the nation. Removal of debt and deficit, to construct irrigation, access credit, provide necessary agencies and provide classrooms and teachers,” he said.

Biazon admitted that poverty elimination and ending of graft and corruption are tough job to do for any leaders of the country.

”You name me the promises except no poverty and no corrupt,” Biazon said.

Aquino is set to take is oath as 15th President of the Republic of the Philippines on June 30 at the newly-refurbished Quirino Grandstand in Luneta. (PNA) LOR/jfm

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