23/05/2013: Team PNoy’s good showing in next three years means 2016 success, says Aquino
The administration coalition’s success in 2016 presidential election lies on the realization of its reform and development agenda in the next three years following the May 13 midterm election, President Benigno S. Aquino III said on Wednesday.
“Sa madaling salita, ang bukal ng tagumpay natin sa 2016 at sa makakamit pang tagumpay ng mga susunod na salinlahi ay nakasalalay sa kung ano ang mapapatunayan natin at kung ano ang magagawa natin sa susunod na tatlong taon,” the President told party mates and coalition members during the Team Pnoy thanksgiving party at Club Filipino in Greenhills, San Juan.
The President said Wednesday’s event signals Team PNoy’s concerted efforts to institute permanent reforms in the country.
The chief executive likewise called on Team PNoy’s senators elect to fulfill the mandate the people have given them during this month’s election.
“Tinitiyak nating magpapatuloy ang sipag, dedikasyon, at tunay na malasakit natin sa kapwa. Sa ating mga nahalal na senador: Tuparin natin ang ating mandato. Huwag nating sayangin ang pagkakataong ito. Nagpasya na ang mga Pilipino, 9-3 para sa Team Pnoy,” he said.
The coalition’s success during the last election stemmed from the clamor of the people for change during the 2010 presidential election, the President noted.
The 2010 election is a milestone in the country’s history because the people widely participated in that poll tired of rampant abuses and corruption in government, he said.
“Nang manaig ang tinig ng taumbayan noong halalan ng 2010, nagsimulang magbago ang kwento ng buhay ng mga Pilipino. Ang mga dating nagmanhid na sa katiwalian, natutong makilahok at lumaban. Ang mga dating nananahimik na lamang, nagkaroon ng boses. Ang mga dating hindi magawang mangarap, nagsimulang bumangon at humakbang tungo sa katuparan ng kanilang mga adhikain,” the President said.
The people’s success three years ago became the key to the changes that the country now experiences, he said. Among these developments include a more robust economy, influx of more investors to the country, the public’s rejection of graft and corruption and the government’s care for the poor.
With the success of the Team PNoy particularly in the Senate, the President said he is confident that the newly elected senators will work hard towards the realization of the dreams sowed under the “tuwid na daan” reform agenda of the administration.
At the same time, the President expressed his gratitude to those who helped launch a successful campaign in the last three months. These include Liberal Party’s campaign manager Sen. Franklin Drilon, former partylist representative Risa Hontiveros and former senators Ramon Magsaysay Jr. and Jamby Madrigal.
The President likewise thanked lawmakers under the coalition as well as volunteers and local leaders.
Of the 12 senatorial bets who run under Team Pnoy, nine won during the May 13 midterm election. Among the winners include Mary Grace Poe Llamanzares, Loren Legarda, Francis Escudero, Alan Peter Cayetano, Juan Edgardo “Sonny” Angara, Benigno “Bam” Aquino, Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, Antonio Trillanes IV and Cynthia Villar.