Members of the Philippine Senate gave President Aquino a fair grade for his performance during his first 100 days in Malacañang.
Sen. Joker Arroyo said the President deserves the high marks because of the enormous trust and faith of the people in him which is the true measure of leadership. The veteran senator however noted that the members of the President’s Cabinet displayed inadequate and unimpressive performance.
With 10 being the highest, Sen. Francis Escudero gave Aquino a grade of nine for his sincere intention to serve the country well, and a grade of seven for his choice of Cabinet members who have been involved in some conflicts owing to factionalism.
Sen. Franklin Drilon, meanwhile, refused to give Aquino any grade, saying that it is a long way to go for his administration to remove the issues and obstacles inherited from the past.
A passing grade of seven was given by Sen. Gregorio Honasan for the President’s effort in really trying his best to solve the problems of the country.
Sen. Edgardo Angara gave the President a six for his modest performance as he is still struggling to govern the country. Angara also noted that factionalism among the President’s men is one of the failings of this administration.