Now, the hard part

Opinion & Analysis Philippines May 17, 2010 at 1:59 pm

PRESIDENT-elect Benigno Aquino III ran his campaign on the slogan “None Poor Without Corruption”
(Walang Mahirap Kung Walang Corrupt). His platform of governance not only emphasizes the same theme. The same platform also links corruption to mass despair, apathy and cynicism.

That document ( declares that “We have lost trust in the democratic institutions we so courageously re-established after the dictatorship. Our proven capacity for collective outrage and righteous resistance has been weakened. We have ceased to depend on the patriotism and civic engagement that used to animate many of our efforts.

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