Aquino administration, ‘Barkada Inc.’ nga ba?

PUWEDE umanong tawaging “Barkada Inc.” ang administrasyon ni Pangulong Benigno Aquino III ayon kay retired Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Oscar Cruz.

Sa kanyang blog nitong Lunes, sinabi ni Cruz na di mahirap para sa publiko na isiping ang liderato ni Aquino ay nakabatay sa barkadahan at pagkakaibigan.

“What do the citizens concerned see in the ruling administration that made them say that it is much influenced if not altogether controlled by a ‘Barkada Inc.’? It is not really that difficult for them to arrive at such a conclusion. There seems to be but either of two criteria to get into coveted goverment positions: political gratitude or intimate friendship,” ani Cruz.

Ang ganitong namamayaning pagtingin umano sa administrasyong Aquino ay di nalalayo sa administrasyon ng kanyang inang si Corazon Cojuangco Aquino na nabansagang “Kamag-anak Inc.”

Anang arsobispo, ang administrasyon ni Corazon ay “primarily anchored on the popularity of a family member- plus a dynasty of the wealthy and the powerful in the Country.”

Para ika maging epektibo ang pamamalakad ni Presidente Aquino, dapat niyang samahan ang kanyang integridad ng “competence.”

“An incompetent Executive is all that it takes to disorient a people, to ruin a Country. Let it be said though that the inherent weakness of a democracy is when elections are basically popularity contests – wherein competence is wherefore irrelevant,” anang arsobispo.

Bagamat di raw masasabing masama ang kalidad ng kasalukuyang administrasyon, di rin naman daw ito masasabing ganoon kabuti o kagaling.

“There is that persisting perception that Malacañang is but reactive, not pro-active, that it is here and there but not where it really matters. And needless say, in such a socio-political situation, the ‘Barkada Inc.’ is not of any help but rather a big heavy burden,” ani Cruz.

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