N4NM to coalition with LP: ‘Adhere to Aquino's moral governance’-A A +A
Monday, September 24, 2012
THE Negrense 4 Noynoy Movement appealed to the Liberal Party candidates and those coalescing with it to adhere to the Aquino Administration’s moral governance when they are elected in the 2013 polls.
N4NM convenors and members Nap Dojillo, Dr. Bernaldo Eres, Tony Yap, Roque Hofilena, Carmela Namin, Nana Yulo, Joe Pahilanga, Roger Balderas, Cesar Ligahon, Delia Jayme, Tess Nazarea, Lina Hilado, and Alex Ozoa came up with an appeal signed last September 20 for the candidates and citizenry to firmly sustain nationwide adherence to the “Daang Matuwid” moral governance principles which their group has been following in support of the Aquino Administration.
"We are issuing this appeal because of recent events related to our stand on good governance initiated by the PNoy Administration since its assumption to office in 2010. Thus, our group has supported, among others, the Truth Commission, Corona impeachment, the anti-graft policy on both national and local government levels and the priority anti-poverty Conditional Cash Transfer Program," they said.
They said that everyone agrees to clean, honest and fair elections in the national and local levels, which they see as crucial to efficient and effective public governance.
More specifically, they are concerned with the reported coalition efforts involving the Aquino Administration party, the Liberal Party, with several other political groups mentioned in media.
"While we understand the realities of political pragmatism, we raise the critical question of how the proposed coalitions will deal with the compromises to support common national and local candidates which hopefully will not result to the weakening of the moral governance guidelines of the Aquino Administration," they said.
Equally important is also their concern that questionable local level candidates be not included in these agreements which can also damage the good governance principles of the administration.
"We believe that in public management, it is not enough to win in elections; it is equally important to efficiently and effectively manage public services with moral, competent and dedicated people," they said.
On the whole, they are heartened by the sustained, sincere and transformative leadership of President Benigno Aquino III which continues to retain the strong confidence of the great majority of our people and their view that the administration is succeeding in implementing its priority social and economic programs and thereby uplifting the living conditions of the people. (Carla N. Canet)
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on September 24, 2012.