The Aquino government considers effectively changing the people’s mindset and attitude in the past two years as its biggest achievement so far, a Palace official said on Saturday.
“What is the biggest achievement so far? It’s the change in the mindset of the people, of our people,” Deputy Presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said in a radio interview over dzRB Radyo ng Bayan on Saturday.
“Mas open na doon sa mga isinusulong na reporma ng pamahalaan; mas engaged po ang ating mga kababayan, not just online but nakikita natin ’yung several levels of engagement which shows that there is a renewed… there is now a shift in attitude towards government as a partner and not as an oppressor,” she added.
The Palace official was asked by reporters what the Aquino administration considers as its major accomplishment as it marks its second year in power.
With regards to fighting corruption in government, Valte said there are a lot of things that needs to be done. The Aquino administration’s goal is not just to lessen corruption or to take it out completely but to make reforms systemic, she said.
“We want to make it to be a systemic change… Now, nakikita natin that we are part of the open governance project, ang budget natin ay very transparent,” Valte said adding that the fight against corruption will be beyond the President’s term in office.
The public has greater trust and confidence on the government especially on how government money is allocated and spent, she said.