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Can all of the country's problems be solved in just 100 days? Robredo says nope

There's still a lot of work to be done.


 

(SPOT.ph) "Lahat tayo (ay) dapat di ma-satisfy," started Vice President Leni Robredo when asked if she's satisfied with what President Rodrigo Duterte did in his first 100 days in office. During a press conference at the Office of the Vice President in New Manila, Quezon City on October 5, she pointed out that 100 days is not enough to solve the multitude of problems in the Philippines.

 

"Tingin ko kahit si Presidente, hindi din satisfied kasi ang 100 days talaga is too short a time. Kahit kami sa Office of the Vice President, marami din kaming panaginip na gagawin in 100 days—well, marami naman kaming nagawa, talagang hindi kaya lahat. Halimbawa, ako sa housing din gano'n e. Halos more than half of my time nasa Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council na ako ngayon, kasi 'yong level talaga ng problema mas malaki do'n," Robredo explained.

 

She emphasized that this feeling of not having done enough shouldn't spiral into complacency, especially for public servants.

 

"Tingin ko okay naman 'yong level of dissatisfaction na 'yon para hindi tayo din kumakampante kasi sobrang dami talagang aasikasuhin...Parang 'yong 100 days dumaan lang na parang hangin na di natin namalayan. Kaya siguro, kung satisfied ba tayo, parati tayong may hinahanap na sana mas maraming oras, sana mas marami kaming natrabaho," she said.

 

The Office of the Vice President (OVP) will launch ts flagship program, Angat Buhay: Partnerships Against Poverty Summit, on October 10 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. The OVP offers this platform to connect the most remote and poverty-stricken areas in the Philippines with private organizations for a more systematic and coordinated level of support.

 

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