Monday, August 09, 2010

Bright Future

I saw this tweet from ABSCBN and so I followed the link and read:

Palace tells pols: Avoid claiming credit for projects
Posted at 08/09/2010 3:06 PM | Updated as of 08/09/2010 3:53 PM

MANILA, Philippines - MalacaƱang sees no need to remind government officials to avoid placing the name and image either of President Benigno Aquino III or themselves on promotional materials for public projects.

Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda compared the move to the Aquino administration's "no wang-wang" policy, or government vehicles' non-use of sirens.

He said government officials should follow the president's example.

"Parang wang-wang yan e. Di mo na kailangan sabihin. Itong ginawang ehemplo ng Pangulo, siguro marunong na rin kayong sumunod kahit na walang utos sa inyo. You should get the drift already," Lacierda stressed.

Echoing the Palace's stand on the issue, Sen. Francis Escudero has filed Senate Bill 2187 that seeks to ban the naming of government projects after politicians or other people.

It has been common practice for national and local government officials to claim credit for infrastructure projects built during their tenure.

The bill proposes to punish violators with 1-year imprisonment and a fine ranging from P100,000 to P1 million.

This is good. I do hope that government officials will strictly follow. Finally, someone raised this concern and hopefully will be able to materialized.