Gov't reforms impresses UK, US officials, President Aquino says

June 10, 2012 1:48 pm 

MANILA, June 10 — President Benigno S. Aquino III’s advocacy to rid the government of corruption, corrupt practices and corrupt officials and employees by implementing reforms in line with his “daan na tuwid” presidential campaign promise has impressed officials of the United Kingdom and the United States.

In a statement read upon arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City on Sunday, the President said UK Prime Minister David Cameron, the Duke of York Prince Andrew and even US President Barack Obama all expressed approval at how the Philippines has improved under his administration.

“Sa Britanya, nakapulong po namin ang kanilang Punong Ministro na si David Cameron, at si Prince Andrew. Si Prince Andrew po ay may tungkuling i-promote ang mga negosyong Britanya. Nakikita po nila ang mabuting pinatutunguhan ng tuwid na daan, at ang mga pagkakataong ekonomikong nabubuksan dahil sa pag-angat ng atin pong bansa,” the President said.

He pointed out that the UK had also praised the Philippines for its steps to advance the peace talks and for posting a record growth rate beyond anyone’s expectations.

“Si Pangulong Obama mismo ang nagdiin ng kahalagahan ng Pilipinas bilang kabalikat; magkatuwang ang ating interes na panatilihin ang malaya at mapayapang paglalayag sa West Philippine Sea,” the President said.

The President said both countries have pledged to further support the Philippines as it continues to march towards unshackling the bounds of corruption.

“Pinuri po nila tayo sa ating pagtahak sa tuwid na daan, at inulit ang pangakong tumulong upang lalong mapabilis ang pag-abot sa ating mga adhikain,” the President said. (PNA) RMA/PCOO/rsm

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