PNoy on term extension: Not the right solution

After previously hinting about considering to seek a second term to continue the reforms and development he started, President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III now believes that it is not the right solution. “There are some quarters that were saying I should try and go for a second term. I don’t think that’s a right solution.”

The President said, during the 13th CEO forum of Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines Inc. (SEIPI), “We all have a time-card in this world and we have to prepare for the eventuality of being called to meet our Maker. So there has to be that continuation of people of like mind who will deliver on the promises that are real and not just self-serving or nice and pleasant to hear.”

However, Aquino did not yet reveal or mention a name for his presidential bet on whom he believes can continue the reforms and development he started. “With regards to how do we sustain this after 2016? Then perhaps I will vote for the right candidate.”

He then asked the business executives present during the said forum to choose a leader who is saying the right things and can be trusted to deliver the same. “Discern properly as to whom is extolling populist sentiments with no substance, as opposed to those [who do] not only says the right things but whom you can trust to deliver the same.”

“Again I have to reemphasize, this is really a collective effort.”