Saturday, July 3, 2010

New President, Same Problems

Benigno Simeon "Noynoy" Conjuangco Aquino was inaugurated as the Philippines' 15th President last June 30, 2010.

With this newly-elected president, many have high hopes for a better and more developed Philippines. Will he be able to do it? Well, let's all wait and see. Personally, I am not expecting a lot from his administration. For sure there will be changes but...I don't expect a huge difference to set in terms of the Filipinos' overall economic well-being. There will still be lots of debts and lots of people below the poverty line.

My only hope is that he will be able to create more jobs as much as the old administration did. I was only "unemployed" for 2 weeks last month but I already felt the financial crunch of not having to receive a salary for half a month. I learned that you simply cannot change the way business goes. It's "business as usual", with or without a job. The bills still keep coming: the Meralco bill, PLDT, mobile phone bill, Manila Water bill, the cable tv bill and not to mention all of my credit card bills. It was very stressful just thinking about it! I even met up with a friend to discuss possible cash loans which I could avail of so as not to default in my payment with my credit cards! I was so shy to ask for help.

Anyway, God granted a way for us to get around those financial demands. If not for that cash loan, I wouldn't be able to sleep at night. :-)

Now Mr. P-Noy, will you be able to help those who are even more unfortunate than us?


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