With the start of the new year also comes new challenges. Another year is going to be filled again with hopes for the future and well-wishes for the betterment of past situations.
For many people, New Year is a chance to make a brand new start and to finally rid some old habits, generate positive changes, re-evaluate goals, and settle disputes.
Also, with the start of the year come new developments such as declaring January of every year as “National Bible
Month,” the approved Php 1,000 increase in the pension of retired Social Security System members this month, and
the development plan of the government which seeks to improve the quality of life of Filipinos by adapting measures
that hope to reduce jobless rate, underemployment, and poverty.
Besides all the burgeoning developments of the country, other exciting events coming up would be the 65th Miss
Universe Pageant, big act concert tours of Coldplay, Bryan Adams, Journey, and Goo Goo Dolls, to name a few and the return of the hit Broadway and West End musical “Wicked” will make the year a total blast.
With all the plans of progress that we look forward, let us put in mind that these drafts will not start without the collective eﬀort of each individual.
We, the Weekly Sillimanian vows to start the change within ourselves. As we look ahead in the drafts of development
in 2017, we will also take time to look back and solve the misapprehensions of 2016.