The President's First Cabinet Meeting

Philippines
June 30, 2010 11:19am CST
Hello Lotters, I wasn't able to watch the whole thing because i slept this after noon. but then when i tuned in the television, i saw three cabinet members of Noynoy Aquino being interviewed by the media with regards what had been discussed in the first meeting. I couldn't recall all of it and some probably had been mentioned during Noynoy's Speech in his inaugural ceremony. I t was stated about having an independent truth commission that would will handle the corrupt cases of allegations from the previous administration headed by hilario davide. for transparency, tools for it are being discuss most specially in making the pork barrell more visible to the public.there will be social media via internet where the government can well share information to bloggers and internet users online. another is planning to sustain more funding for school's classrooms, materials, and teachers salaries in the next two years. and Finally that caught my Attention: one of the cabinet stated that Noynoy is in the process of putting the "FREEDOM OF INFORMATION BILL" as one of the first Executive Order that would allow public to gain financial information about official's government spending, take that Nograles!. well, am glad at least Noy had focused on the FOI bill into an E.O. come to think of it, all of his previous bills can be enacted into an E.O. that's good i guess. What do you think.
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@rsa101 (24134)
• Philippines
1 Jul 10
Although first day in office is something different from the rest of the days to come. I think for a person as critical as you are with Noynoy you seem to be a bit lax and less of being too critical about him. Anyway, this are yet posturings I guess and we all have to be vigilant about these things. We have to watch out how Congress reacts on the bills being reintroduced in the congress once again. Too bad Nograles is not congressman any more. About the independent truth commission is what I think is the most difficult task this government will put up. They will be facing big names and influential people when doing this and they will have to stand up against this big fish which I think is one of the most difficult task to do. We all know that GMA will still be clinging with the government and hiding in the house of representatives, some other people is still with the government and would still be serving them.
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• Philippines
1 Jul 10
Hello Rsa, that's because i don't want to be a completely bitter blinded person who will spent six years criticizing this guy. i need to see good points too. no matter how many times i have said this and that in the past, he's the President now, not to mention inaugurated. that's the worst thing that a Leaving COngressman would do, am sure NOG NOG doesn't care one bit if the bill wasn't approve, but if Pnoy does turn it into a Executive Order for the next six years, then that's great. by criticizing him i would only hurt myself as a Filipino, maybe not that much anymore.
@rsa101 (24134)
• Philippines
1 Jul 10
Actually there is nothing bad if you criticize the President now that he is the President already. I guess for as long as you know you have valid reasons behind it there is really nothing wrong with that. There are just times that you go rather emotional about some issues that makes it somehow shallow but to tell you the truth you are a good nationalistic person to say the least. I know all those things you've posted in here are for the good of this country and the truth. I commend you for saying that by criticizing him you would only hurt yourself in the end as a Filipino. Well said in there.
@julyteen (13257)
• Davao, Philippines
30 Jun 10
I also missed watching TFC this afternoon because I went to my room late. It was only an overview from TV Patrol. A little bit tired but I spend a time to watched some news about the inaugural celebration of the newly reign President of our Republic. I agree with Freedom of Information Bill. This will show how transparency our government is to all Filipinos. Previous administration afraid of passing this bill because many of them will be caught having fraud to the people. Alot of changes Noy will imposed during his administration. I hope it will make us proud for voting him as President.
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• Philippines
1 Jul 10
Hello julyteen, not to mention richard gordon's proposal of showing the pork barrell expenses in public to see how are the tax payers money is being spent by the government officials, from the Executive down to the legislative departments. so that confusion won't raise angry mob in this matter. the Freedom of information is important and has been around for decades.
@mimiang (3769)
• Philippines
27 Jul 10
he is on the right track as of this moment,I think
@Metatronik (5977)
• Pasay, Philippines
1 Jul 10
Even the fact that I trusted him to govern our nation I know that it could be not easy for him to resolve this kind of situations. The only thing that I can do is to support, wait and see the result especially his previous bills that weren't pass. Unfortunately I was not able to watch his meetings that since I really fell asleep and as I tuned into different channels they were all just the replay of the Inauguration.
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• Philippines
1 Jul 10
Hello Metatronik, well, it's all up to him now. the rest of the gordonian volunteers or some of them have actually joined the red cross. some are still in school, few are still going in some stupid debates.with the other guys in facebookwell, there are a lot of youtube uploaded videos there, you can watch.
@hexeduser22 (6703)
• Philippines
1 Jul 10
Well we had our doubts about Noynoy during the campaign but he is now appealing to me. I hope he succeeds in every plan he has for our dear country and for our fellowmen and of course lets be united and support his projects and be always vigilant. The future of the Philippines rest not only in his hands but also in us, the proud Filipino people.
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• Philippines
1 Jul 10
Most specially me Hexeduser, I don't know but probably it would have been better if still he didn't back out on debates. that would have been something still, but i see the reason now why, he may not be rhetorical but at least he should be action man too as gordon did when he was just mayor and senator. i believe there is hope now, FIlipino should now relax and do their best for the country.
@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
1 Jul 10
this is only the start for Noynoy. and with the help and support of the people, i know, even if it's not Noynoy, we can have the change that we are dreaming of. you could be right, his thoughts in the Congress and the Senate that never enacted in to laws could possibly be enacted soon.
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• Philippines
1 Jul 10
Hello Neildc, I agree and that's basically the biggest problem with us Filipinos. Change starts with us and yet we mostly depend on teh government to do most of the work while we lay down waiting for bad things to happen so that we can complain, something that most people do now a days. i don't know about the legislative, it's the executive that i prefer working their bets off.
@incus99 (1085)
• Philippines
30 Jun 10
at least he's making moves to clean up the cabinet and promote transparency in the Philippine government..
• Philippines
30 Jun 10
hello incus, it looks promising but the proposal for turning Freedom of Information Bill as an Executive Order is something that really made me happy. maybe..maybe there is hope for this administration despite of the unpopular decisions he made when he was declared winner of the election. but i will watch. for the mean time, please promote this interest so that the Presidential discussions can be limited here.
@doryvien (2293)
• United States
1 Jul 10
Hi Letran, How could I have missed this one, I mean the cabinet meeting I didn't know it was going to be aired as well, I was watching the whole event from 7:00 a.m. until the time when Noynoy was in the Palace, but I switched off the TV after that. Anyways, I hope his cabinet members and his whole team will do their share and not be like the ones under the old administration. I really hope real change is underway.
• Philippines
1 Jul 10
Hello doryvien, I hope they are not doing this just because they give people what they want to hear.well, i didn't watch the whole thing here but only waited for his speech. it's nice and for what's good is the FOI bill turning into a Executive Order gives hope to have a real transparent government.
@grayxenon (1315)
• Philippines
1 Jul 10
He's up to a good start, i hope he will be serious about this, and be very careful at the same time, cleaning corruptions on heavily infested government can be dangerous. i hope this time the law will prevail no more moro-moro trials, like that of estrada, one should be punish.
• Philippines
1 Jul 10
hello grayxenon, well, it's not going to be easy, they will have to start with the big fish down to the smallest ones, example of smallest ones are staff from executive departments who bribe people to get their papers done. Not just Erap now but gloria as well. she had the nerve to file a Chacha resolution again. she never give up.
• Philippines
2 Jul 10
I missed to watch on the television also 'cause I'm here in our shop, busy in working.. (.