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SONA 2013 AT A GLANCE: Change is us


  • It’s a wonderful time to be Filipino.

  • Not content to wait for trickle-down effect; inclusive growth is the government’s principle driving every initiative, every action, every decision.

  • Social Security System scheme to be amended, as it has about P1.1 trillion in unfunded liability.

  • Rice self-sufficiency on target; agriculture sector grew 3.3 percent, triple that of 2012.

  • P2.268-trillion national budget for 2014.

  • Palace going after the evidence and truth on the killings of the Ozamiz gang leaders and the pork barrel and Metro Rail Transit scams.

  • All notices of Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program coverage will be served by next year.

  • Materials testing lab for the semiconductor industry.

  • Projects like the 20-year-old Ternate-Nasugbu Road that were left to decay have been completed or are in the process of being completed.

  • Integrated Transport System to decongest Metro Manila traffic. Bus terminals are now open in Parañaque City and soon in Quezon City and Muntinlupa City.

  • Almost 4 million household-beneficiaries of conditional cash transfer, which will now include 18-year-old students.

  • Multihazard mapping complete for 28 most vulnerable sites; Greater Manila area to be completed in 2014.

  • Allocation of P6.2 billion to address flooding in Metro Manila, with construction of Blumentritt Interceptor Catchment area.

  • Ex-Philippine National Police leaders are being made to answer for P132 million wasted on 75 defective rubber boats and the P105-million anomalous purchase of second-hand choppers.

  • Additional housing for Tropical Storm “Sendong” and Typhoon “Pablo” victims and for cops.

  • Reiterated the government’s commitment to uphold Bangsamoro pact.

  • Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao held clean, safe and fair elections.

  • From P34-million net losses in 2010, the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System gained P2-billion profit.


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