Is It Time For The Government To Take What is Theirs?
Philippines is considered as one of the poorest countries in the world with no airlines exist of their own, for various reasons, that reports said under former president Cory Aquino that some big establishments became private institutions for the government to lose more profits for the Filipino people.
Many Filipinos still think that they need a national airlines for cheaper flights and not always for making a profit like what businessmen wanted to do. Profit! Profit! Profit!
However, not only a national airline that the government should have but other important institutions as well, so that the poor can afford the expenses necessary for their health and other benefits when they get old.
Under Former President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III administration, hospital workers, health professionals and other community health workers rallied as the government supported the policy of privatization which is a deep concern of many Filipinos because the basic right and health services which is health, is being compromised and has now become an expensive commodity that’s beyond the reach of the people.
In a blog post of Mr. Alon Calinao Dy, he said, “there’s no way for the privatization of government hospitals and public health care facilities as this will result to further inaccessibility of even the most basic health care services to the people especially the poor.” Because of this, many Filipinos accused President Aquino of worsening the country’s poverty and debt burden during his administration.
The Aquino III regime has actually become the biggest borrower among post-EDSA presidents with total borrowings of P4.24 trillion from 2010-2014,” according to some netizens and other groups.
President Duterte vowed to go after big firms and companies that allegedly owe debts to the government as he accused their owners of benefiting from corruption in government. The president didn’t name those rich and powerful businessmen but he is doing the right thing for the Filipinos, particularly for the poor who do not appreciate the great efforts of the present regime.
In your personal opinion, is it right for the government to get what is theirs to protect Filipino citizens from corruption and abuse?