MANILA -- President Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III on Thursday interacted with different sectors in the society marking his first 100 days in office.
In a town hall meeting at La Consolacion College in Mendiola, Manila, Aquino entertained questions from students, lawyers, teacher, military, and social groups with topics related to their respective fields.
First to ask was a Muslim volunteer of Gawad Kalinga Foundation who sought the President's plan on how to achieve lasting peace in Mindanao.
Aquino stressed that he already tasked government's peace panel to ensure the resumption of peace talks sometime in October or November.
The President also welcomed questions from Filipinos abroad via Skype.
The event was interrupted by protest from a group of students condemning the government's move to cut budget in education particularly that of the state colleges and universities.
Aquino's aide allowed the students to air their sentiments.
After the short chaos, Aquino's audience applauded him for showing that democracy really works in his government.
In his speech, Aquino highlighted several of his achievements during his first 100 days in office.
He reiterated his successful trip in the United States where he generated $2.4 billion investments from foreign investors that would create 43,600 jobs for Filipinos.
This report is part of his promise to share his achievements to the public whom he considered as his "boss".
The 10 a.m. event dubbed “Isang Daang Araw sa Isang Daang Matuwid: Report Kay Boss” was attended by representatives from various multi-sectoral groups and the President's Cabinet members led by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa.
Among those present were Education Secretary Armin Luistro, Social Welfare secretary Dinky Soliman, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz, Tourism Secretary Alberto Lim, and Justice Secretary Leila De Lima. (Jill Beltran/Sunnex)