HOW much do we know about the new president except perhaps for his parentage? It would be interesting to know the kind of books he reads and what kind of stuff we might find in his bathroom cabinet. However, we have other urgent concerns as President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III always points out when approached by the media.

President Noynoy faces the most difficult task, as he tackles the country’s deficit of P298.5 billion.

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How does one balance a budget when the country’s needs seem to exceed revenues? Is this the reason why President Noynoy singled out the Bureau of Internal Revenue and the Bureau of Customs to be mindful of its job?

There are other agencies of the government worth looking into.

Let us investigate the Philippine Charity Sweeptakes Office (PCSO) so we can really find the underlying cause why there are dilapidated public schools and compounding problems in government hospitals. PCSO was created to assist along these areas of concern.

Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) members are demonstrating amid allegations of mismanagement of the government agency by the previous administration. Common complaint is deductions from loans that members did not make.

When they do apply for a loan, there is no money. “Where are our contributions?” they ask.

We are inclined to question where the road user’s taxes collected by the Land Transportation Office (LTO) are being spent when we see potholes and open drainage, and bridges in disrepair.

While we would like to cover uncovered manholes, there should be no cover up in the irregularities found in Arroyo’s scholarship program.

After identifying the country’s problem President Noynoy said he intends to go after tax evaders and smugglers.

Cebu Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal opined that President Noynoy does not have a program for the poor. Perhaps initiatives to recover the billions of pesos stolen from the Philippine coffers are steps toward finding ways and means to finance basic social services. Let us see if Juan de la Cruz stands to benefit from all these efforts.