MANILA, Philippines – World boxing champion and now Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao told critics of President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III to go easy on the chief executive when assessing his performance during his first 100 days in office.
Pacquiao said the new president should be given the chance to lay out all his plans, and that 100 days are not enough to make significant headway in implementing his promises.
The boxing champion challenged Aquino’s critics to support the president instead of disapproving every move he makes.
Pacquiao said too much negativism won’t do the country any good.
The Sarangani congressman, however, said he does not favor the Department of Education’s (DepEd) plan to add 2 years to the country's basic education.
Pacquiao said the added years will solve the deficiencies in the Philippine educational system since the government has yet to address the lack of classrooms, meager salaries of public school teachers, and rising tuition in state colleges and universities.