UNDELIVERED, BUT PUBLISHED | Full text of Walden Bello's speech on PNoy and Mamasapano
Presidential transitions in the Philippines are usually described as a period of "jittery" prospects especially in the business community. As the 2016 election is fast approaching, noted political analyst and Founder/General Manager of PUBLiCUS Asia, Inc. Malou Tiquia sought to dispel the jitters as she spoke to business leaders from the Asian Corporate Network and the European Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines.
On his fifth State of the Nation Address last July, President Benigno Aquino III boasted that his administration has achieved the 1:1 police-to-pistol ratio. What he didn't say, however, is that the country is still 52,000 short of achieving the ideal police-to-population ratio set by the United Nations.
On his fifth State of the Nation Address last July, President Benigno Aquino III lauded the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for building, paving, widening, and fixing a total of 12,184 km of national roads. The Technical Report, however, shows that there is redundancy in the computation, thus bloating figures.
On his fifth State of the Nation Address last July, President Benigno Aquino III proudly proclaimed the country as more ope for business. While indeed, the Philippines has improved its rankings in global competitive indices, we are still among the bottom countries even in our home ASEAN region.
As President Aquino delivered his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) in the House of Representatives, several protesters and activists from different sectors converged along Commonwealth Ave., calling for his ouster amid the very controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) and the unaddressed promises he made during his previous SONAs.
On August 28, 2013 at 9:47 PM alleged mastermind of the 10 Billion Pesos PDAF Scam surrendered to President Noynoy Aquino in Malacanang and was escorted to Camp Crame afterwards. On August 29, 2013 a briefer was published on the Briefing Room section of the Official Gazette (www.gov.ph) on wanted individuals who personally surrendered to Presidents.
The outrage that started on social media brought thousands of netizens to Luneta on Monday, National Heroes’ Day.
Dubbed as the “Million People March,” the gathering was in protest against the abuse of government funds especially the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF).
President Benigno Aquino III delivered on Monday his fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) claiming that it was in fact, the SONA of the Filipino people.
As the President enumerated the accomplishments under his term and the national issues he would address for the last three remaining years of his administration (such as inclusive economic growth, the relocation of informal settlers, the distribution of the Hacienda Luisita, etc.), the LOBBYiST asked some of the President’s “bosses” and even his colleagues about their reactions.