MANILA Senator Sonny Angara is hoping to hear more about President Duterte's plans not only for the next three years but for the next decade during the fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday.
The 2020 national budget should lay down the framework for the 10-year development plan for the country, Angara said in a statement on Friday.
This should result in the next administration building on what the President has achieved and what he started during his term and not the perennial focus on going after its predecessors, he added.
Apart from the administration's plans for the coming years, Angara said he would also like to hear the President fulfill his promise of raising the salaries of teachers, as well as programs to create more jobs and uplift the living conditions of Filipinos.
We want to see the creation of more jobs and opportunities for the Filipino people so that they are able to improve their lives and no longer see the need to go abroad in order to make ends meet, Angara said.
Angara noted that the government is on the right track as far as putting up the infrastructure needed to move the country forward in the next decades.
He, however, hoped that the President could address the worsening traffic situation in the country.
The people are eagerly awaiting the results of these projects and how they will benefit from them, he said.
If the President can address the traffic problems faced by the country's major urban areas and give the commuting public the efficient transportation system that they deserve, then I believe a great deal of the criticisms hurled against him on various fronts will be set aside, he added. (PNA)
Source: Philippines News Agency