MANILA - Social media users expressed optimism that newly appointed Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization Secretary Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan will deliver and "make a big difference" in government.
On Tuesday, TV Patrol asked on Facebook: "Ano sa tingin mo ang magagawa ni dating Senador Kiko Pangilinan sa natitirang 2 taong panunungkulan ni PNoy?"
Having been elected as the majority leader during the 12th Congress, netizens said they believe that Pangilinan can do a lot because he had already proven himself.
— leif zander (@honorlzcs) May 6, 2014
@TVPatrol sa aking palagay. Mayroon pa naman siyang magagawa sa loob ng 2 taon. Sapagkat mayroon na siyang napatunayan.
— Crlmndz (@mendozacarlo29) May 6, 2014
— euan tyler (@euan_tyler) May 6, 2014
— lance_me (@lance_me) May 6, 2014
— Topey Calangi (@topeycalangi) May 6, 2014
One Facebook user wished Pangilinan luck. "God bless po. Sana magampanan ng ayos at tama ang tungkulin."
Although some showed support, there were still a few who expressed disapproval.
— bernie cadao (@BernieCadao) May 6, 2014
— Dennis Macalisang (@Ishanshades) May 6, 2014
The former senator took his oath Tuesday afternoon in Malacañang.