Archive for June 8th, 2011

Trains and boats and planes are passing by.
They mean a trip to Paris or Rome
To someone else but not for me.
The trains and boats and planes
Took you away, away from me.

I was trying to remember how this song goes while watching former Senator Mar Roxas formally accepts the position of Secretary of the Department of transportation and Communication (DOTC) which will be vacated by Sec. Ping de Jesus at the end of the month.  De Jesus’s sudden resignation probably caught PNoy  by surprise.  And I thought he was eyeing the post of Chief of Staff to the president.

One couldn’t question the integrity and capability of Sec. Mar Roxas.  He is probably the best person for the post. I voted for him last year but sadly he lost to VP Binay. He is a personal friend of Pres. Aquino.  Roxas served as trade secretary during the Arroyo administration. “He understands the problem and he will be part of the solution,”  Pres. Aquino told reporters. “He was measured many times and found not wanting.” He is facing a gargantuan task being the secretary of DOTC including anomalous deals which Pres. Aquino wants investigated.

I watched him being interviewed by Pinky Webb and Ted Failon in the radio program at DZMM.  He said that his foremost consideration in accepting the job is the delivery of service to the Filipino people. For the first time, here is a man who is widely accepted even by the lawmakers of the land to handle the sensitive post at DOTC.

Previously, he was known  with the monicker, Mr. Palengke. I wonder what people will call him now. Let’s wait and see. Congratulations po.  Mabuhay po kayo Sec. Mar Roxas!

(photo courtesy of marroxas photostream)


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