Maria Paola “Meg” Margarita V.
Siasoco, 4th Year AB Mass Communication minor in
Broadcast Journalism, joined the President Aquino
Pre-inauguration podcast contest held last June 25, 2010 by
passing an article on her expectations and contributions to the
administration of Pres. Aquino. The contest was open to
individuals aged 18 and above, and currently residing in Metro
Under contest rules, the contestant
in 400 characters or less about his/her expectations on the incoming Aquino
administration and how can he/she personally help in building a
better nation. On June 26, Ms. Siasoco’s article was named one of the top four (4) winners
chosen by Philippine Star among 500 entries nationwide.
Meg received “freebies” from
Philippine Star as a prize and was given the opportunity to
join the live Podcast hosted by newspaper columnist Cito
Beltran. The taping was held last June 28 at the Sound
Weavers Studio. The Podcast discussion can be heard
through their website at
www.philstar.com from June 30 until the next 300 days of P-Noy’s
Below is Meg's winning entry:
P-Noy's down the road legacy
by Maria Paola Margarita V. Siasoco
With just five days before the new President assumes office, the
country is still in a state of bliss with the results of
the 2010 elections. It was as if the Smartmatic and PCOS
machine issues were just a concern yesterday. But, look at where
we are now. Moving forward to something new.
After June 30, President-elect Benigno Aquino will begin to
build his legacy - a legacy that was once established by his
parents, but the continuance will now rest on his own shoulders.
It is not a secret that Noynoy (who prefers to be called P-Noy
after June 30) will face Malacañang with a huge amount of debt,
piling documents of pending amendments, and 7,107 islands to
conquer. This is not a joke.
All these in line, I am expecting a President that will uphold
the values of a true Filipino - honest, loyal, and lives with
dignity and integrity. P-Noy should not just put his best foot
forward in his administration. He should bring out what
is naturally innate in him and to make the most out of it. The
promise of a no-corruption administration is one challenge that
lies heavily on his shoulders. I believe that this is possible if
the all-forgotten values imbibed will be resurrected from the
STAR columnist Cito Beltran along with four netizens
(left-right) Maro Rimorin, Jay
Salazar, our very own Meg Siasoco, and Dan Francisco exchange
views, sentiments and
expectations about President Benigno "Noynoy"
Aquino III's new administration
at PNoy's Inauguration Photo Gallery