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Aquino’s flagship program still on the drawing board

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(First of three parts)

It had been over a year since Filipinos shed themselves of an unpopular leader and, in a massive show of unity, elected a well-loved albeit inexperienced Chief Executive.

However, the national optimism had become guarded. The Cabinet had been wracked by factionalism, while administration allies busied themselves with investigations of the sins and excesses of the previous leader.

In the meantime, the Philippine economy, running on sheer momentum the past year, had been slowing down. Confidence remained relatively high in the business community, but new investments were coming in trickles.

All this was happening amid a weak global economy that, having just hurdled a major crisis, was facing another downturn that threatened to throw major economies into another deep recession.

The year was 1987, and the country’s leader was President Corazon Aquino—but it could very well have been a description of the country’s current situation under her son, President Benigno Aquino III.

Promise of PPP

When Mr. Aquino gave his first State of the Nation Address (Sona) in July 2010, he unveiled his administration’s centerpiece economic program.

Under the program, the government and the private sector would jointly fuel the local economy, which has consistently failed to maintain the 7-8 percent growth rate needed to lift a substantial portion of the population out of poverty.

Billed as the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Program, the scheme called for the administration to identify and give priority to big-ticket infrastructure projects—of the scale large enough to generate jobs for the country’s almost 3 million unemployed citizens—and for private investors to be invited to fund their construction and operation.

“We have so many needs: from education, infrastructure, health, military, police and more. Our funds will not be enough to meet them,” the President said in his Sona. “Our solution: public-private partnerships. Although no contract has been signed yet, I can say that ongoing talks with interested investors will yield fruitful outcomes.”

He identified projects put forward by interested investors like a toll expressway from Metro Manila to Cagayan Valley (said to refer to the P13.6-billion, 456-kilometer North Luzon East Expressway proposal of the San Miguel group) “without the government having to spend a single peso.”

The President also mentioned leasing a Philippine Navy property on Roxas Boulevard for an initial $100 million, plus rental income (said to be a proposal of the Megaworld group). The projects were expected to allow the government to “meet its needs without spending” while earning revenues simultaneously.

On paper, the plan looked perfect. Members of Mr. Aquino’s economic team—with Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima as its most vocal member and de facto head—threw themselves with vigor to the task of marketing the program that would serve as the cornerstone of the economy for the rest of the administration’s term in office.

Unveiled with much fanfare at a large conference of international investors in November 2010, the President was effusive in his praise for the would-be PPP funders who had expressed their enthusiasm to participate in the program.

Unfulfilled

That was almost a year ago. Since then, some of the enthusiasm has been replaced with questions about the administration’s seemingly unsure footing in making its hype connect with reality.

Parallel to the absence of any implemented PPP projects (10 of which were “launched” last year), observers also noted a sharp drop in government expenditures—spending that was critical in sustaining economic growth this year.

The result was a sharp decline in the country’s economic activity in the first half of the year (with gross domestic product [GDP] eking out low 4.9-and 3.4-percent growth rates in the first and second quarters, respectively).

This paled in comparison with the blistering 7.3-percent GDP growth recorded in 2010, which was partly due to massive election spending in the first half but was also fueled by an increase in private sector spending in the second half, on the back of widespread confidence in the country’s prospects due to the new administration.

Outspoken economist Solita Monsod said part of the economic slowdown could be attributed directly to the decision of economic managers to tighten government purse strings while failing to move with more urgency on the PPP Program.

Being a former economic planning chief of the first Aquino administration, she is only willing to accept this administration’s anticorruption drive as a limited excuse.

The economic team has—“no question about it”—good intentions in wanting to weed out potential and actual corruption from the PPP scheme and the spending program, Monsod said.

“But if it takes you one year to do it, there’s something wrong,” the University of the Philippines professor said. “You can accept that for three months, and you can accept that for six months. But after six months, that’s already wasting [time].”

“That’s already inefficient,” Monsod added. “That’s already incompetence.” To be continued


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Tags: Benigno Aquino III , Economy , Government , Politics , PPP


  • Anonymous

    all talk no action

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AYITA5V33GYZSLC3G37UCVNTKA Ben

    People like in the government likes to talk and never ending talk, meanwhile nothing really gets done. The economy is still fragile, the loopholes in the constitution is still open for a president or his successor to take adavantage of. Flooding continue to bring the economy down and kill people. There are still countless Filipinos taking risks to work abroad in search of better lives for themselves and their children. This government failed right from thestart when it promised, but can`t even deliver in it`s election battle cry of “walang corrupt, walang mahirap. His Hacienda Luisita now buried and forgotten by people that it is under DAR jurisdiction and has to be distributed, the daang hari of Sen. Villar right in the middle of his lot, eventually when everyone is no longer questioning his action, the value of his lot will rise and he will gain from it. Wanting to help themselves, but in disguised of helping the poor….etc.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2VLO53PRSSY76BZOWLOHJDM33M jeray

    bahala na kayo mag comment. Wala naman talga nagawa kundi itaas ang presyo di ba. noy guid ya….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_E6XL4MSDPR4XAWB3DLNT5WSCKQ tony

    there’s nothing new to this.  if pnoy can squander his 12 years in congress doing nothing, why can’t he squander his 6 years now in malacanang. at least we have proven that democracy is very much alive in the philippines. the only problem – – – people don’t know how to use it properly.

  • Anonymous

    ang mga filipino ay sawa na sa puro salita, publicity, pagpapogi, panlilinlang, walang nakikitang pagbabago sa ating araw-araw na kabuhayan, mas naging mahirap ang mga mahihirap, tumaas ang mga buwis, bilihin, atbp., heto ay masasabi natin na pagpapabaya ng nasa gobyerno natin na ginawa lang ay protektahan ang kanilang partido at sariling hacienda!!!

  • http://twitter.com/wee_kender wee

    people will see what they wanted to see.

  • Anonymous

    what was his track record? OH YEAH, he was the senator who did nothing during his years in the senate. big surprise everybody, big surprise. *scoffs* :| 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2VLO53PRSSY76BZOWLOHJDM33M jeray

    bahala na kayo mag comment. Wala naman talga nagawa kundi itaas ang presyo di ba. Buti pa sa bahay aliwan pag sinabi mo na e baba, ibaba….. noy guid ya….

  • Anonymous

    ..nothing will move unless…corrupt legislators…administrators are guaranteed their cuts…Pnoy’s team should review and streamline the process…

  • Anonymous

    Buti na lang nakatipid nun nakaraan taon dahil dalawang bagyo ang tumama sa atin ngaun. At least may budget surplus pang reconstruct sa nasalanta na mga probinsya. Else, uutang na naman sana tayo, dagdag naman sa mga tax.

    Ba’t lagi na lang expressway yun gustong gawin para sa transportasyon, bakit medyo napabayaan yun railways system, kung meron man usad-pagong naman ang development ng mga ito? Dahil ba pupundohan itong expressway ng mga Hapones kapalit sa mga aangkatin pa natin Japanese made cars? Nilututo tayo sa sarili natin mantika ah…

    • Anonymous

      ismagol  mahina kasi ang ulo mo kaya hindi mo maintindihan ang mga long time program ng gobyerno mo…magtiis tiis ka ng kaunti dahil ilang milyon ba ang population ng pinas ngayun …ibig sabihin ….masuwerte kayo at may isang  naging presidente na ang iniisip ay kapakanan ng nakararami hindi lang yung kapakanan mo…kaya tiis ka lang ……

    • Anonymous

      Expect more calamities during Pinoy’s watch. He indicated his resolve to pass RH Bill. Do you know the meaning and message of the recent calamities? God allows this to happen to send HIS message to people who go against his will. RH Bil is all about killing the unborn. It is against Gods will on procreation.

      • Anonymous

        “Expect more calamities during Pinoy’s watch. He indicated his resolve to pass RH Bill. Do you know the meaning and message of the recent calamities? God allows this to happen to send HIS message to people who go against his will. RH Bil is all about killing the unborn. It is against Gods will on procreation.”

        OUT OF TOPIC (OT).

    • Anonymous

      From who are waiting for to give the country those railway coaches that won’t expect something in return? The Chinese? It’s not the expressway that is important to the Philippines but an efficient railway system that runs not only in Bicol but all over the country.

      But it’s really anxiety-building why the government is focusing all its resources in Manila for expressways when the rural areas are stagnating and ransacked by bandits masquerading as rebels. That is the problem in the Philippines. Rural areas are not tapped to share in the economic development. Wrong programs!

      • Anonymous

        Yan nga ang di ko maintindihan eh, wala na nga pag-asa pang bumababa ang presyo ng langis sa world market gawa ng gawa pa rin ng sankatutak na expressway. Okay lang sana kung ‘toll free’ hindi naman may dagdag VAT pa na bonus pahirap sa motorista. Tuloy wala na din pag-asa pang bumaba din yun mga produktong agrikutura. Dapat kasi railways yun unahin lalo na yun papunta sa mga major  agricultural producing provinces dito sa Luzon. Eh, paano di kasi kikita ang pamahalaan sa low cost transport system such as railways, kung meron man patak patak lang unlike sa expressway, may toll fee plus VAT, meron ka pang VAT ulit sa binibili mo’ng gasolina happy pa yun mga real state developer sa administrasyon mo, sigurado na ang campaign funds next election.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2VLO53PRSSY76BZOWLOHJDM33M jeray

    bahala na kayo mag comment. Wala naman talga nagawa kundi itaas ang presyo di ba.  Sa administrasyong ito ONLY THE BAHAG IS GOING DOWN………. noy guid ya….

  • JV Velarde

    masyado kayong mainipin…. for 9 long years Gloria Magnanakaw Arroyo stole beyond imaginable from the national treasury & made the majority of the Filipino people mistrust the system of public service in each institution. Gloria Magnanakaw Arroyo wreak havoc, from every government department, the PNP, the AFP, Congress & way up to the Judiciary, all of them succumbed to the evils of graft & corruption for 9 long, long years.

    Stop expecting all these will change in a blink of an eye. Not even the current president can change all these overnight. The best that one can do is to help in nation building. The government already have their hands tied down in good governance, it’s our own initiative to be creative on how we can contribute positively to nation building.

    My fellow Filipinos, ask not what your country can do for you, do what you can do best for your country.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RQPBKLCOXZ2JTBNIE3SGLONJEY Shopaholik!

      . At least may mga nagawa si Gloria in her  9 long years in the presidency.  PeNoy has 12 long years as Congressman and Senator and yet his accomplishment was “zero”.  Wala siyang naipasa na panukalang batas para maging batas.  Nag-butas lang ng upuan.  Sabagay, what can you expect with a person who is suffering from bifolar disorder.  He is not in his right mind.

      Impeach Aquino for mental disorder

      • lucidlynx

        give examples of what gloria has done for the country. we have 280,000 unemployed nursing graduates. nobody was punished in the nursing board exams scam. provinces get easily flooded which exemplifies lack of infrastructure development in the countryside or not taking care of environmental concerns. the insurgency was never eliminated or weakened at least. tax collection is not efficient and instead enriched the pockets of some officials. cities in metro manila have not improved in terms of services to its residents as well as combating crime.

        and you say gloria has done a lot in 9 years? she and her family stole the money that was intended for the development of the country.

    • Anonymous

      …Sorry JV the message is meant for US…not Philippines…on the Philippine setting, it’s like this:

      “Ask not what the politicos can do for you, ask what you can give to politicos…in order to get things done”

      …no offense meant to Noynoy…but just because he became President, it does not mean the whole machinery has change…he is the driver of a clunker, he can only push it to the curb…  and may need to take a taxi to get somewhere…the sooner he does it the better!

  • http://twitter.com/edcreyes ecreyes

    PPP. Puro Pa Pogi. this is another failed government. it’s all talk……Mr. Aquino. another six years of wasted time for the Philippines.

  • Anonymous

    No surprise here. This administration would rather hoard the cash than invest it. It would rather see our economy sink rather than to take calculated risks. This is what is known as ANALYSIS PARALYSIS. In its fear of corruption it analyzes to death everything without doing anything else.

  • Anonymous

    sounds like sour graping…..

  • Anonymous

    Balderdash!!!This lazy rich boy president isn’t a well-loved president, as you the jaundiced yellow media(pathetically,the inquirer is a rabid yellow paper even if they deny it till they’re blue) as you fashioned him out to be.Like her mother,this lazy rich boy(though his old and already bald,slow in learning from his blunders that he is),are just a product  of the hyped-up, media window-dressing,co-opted by these so called  trimedia controlled by the rich.Yes,the aquinos’, conjuancos’ and other vapid rich families,dynasties are well loved,not  by the people, the masses,but loved by their sycophants, and equally voraciously greedy fellow oligarchic family dynasties.Their greed for power and money will eventually lead to their downfall(think of the suicide,angie reyes!)You’re time will come!

    • Anonymous

      I guess this administration is doomed to failure. How can you expect the flagship programs to be fulfilled if the leader is lazy, incompetent, inexperienced,  and lacks vision for this country. This administration has no guts and no competence to lead, implement, and fulfill big flagship projects.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GUZISWUMVDD5QJUC7GBJKEM7XA prangka

    The Philippine economy, running on sheer momentum the past year, had been slowing down. Sumasakay siya sa popularity ng mga magulang niya.  Ngayon sumasakay siya sa pinaghirapan ng dating administration. Magtayo ka na ang kaya ng toda?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GUZISWUMVDD5QJUC7GBJKEM7XA prangka

    I think tama si tony…. Maganda at kapakipakinabang ang demokrasya kung ang gagamit ay mga taong masasabing may pinag aralan. Kung ang ang mga buboto ay mga pinoy na my celebrity complex, inidolo ang isang artista  na sa buong pag aakala siya yung pinapakita ng isang artista sa pelikula ay siya yun sa totoong buhay, may problema tayo. Isasama ko din ang mga politikong may matatamis na dila na ginagamit ang masa na madaling mauto at madala sa konting halaga dahil sa sobrang hirap ng buhay. Naku eto pa, tinapyasan ang budget sa edukasyon – talagang gustong gawing mangmang ang mga Pilipino para madaling madala sa mga pangako at umasa sa mga nakaupo kapalit ng boto. 

  • lucidlynx

    who is this daxim lucas? you should at least put your credentials at the end of the article. i’ve never heard of you.

    you also contradicted yourself by saying the PPP is still in the drawing board when 10 projects under this have already been launched, at least that’s what you’ve said. the problem is, you seem to equate it with a decline in government spending (which is not exactly bad). also, the PPP also involves the private sector. you can’t count on the private sector at these times especially when the global economy is in a downturn.

    this is a stupid report.

    • Anonymous

      launched at the drawing board. don’t you get it?

      • Anonymous

        Oh yeah, i guess you are interpreting that literally hercualian, utak mo like a little mongo. your accusation is backfiring.

  • http://twitter.com/toothpastesales be honest

    Very well said. Doing nothing.
    But nobody ever asked how the pork barrel of his 12 year in Congress spent ?

  • Anonymous

    I think this is what is going to happen: after year 1: let’s give him more time. year 2: let’s give him more time. year 3: let’s give him more time. year 4: let’s give him more time. year 5: let’s give him  more time. year 6 and last year: wala nang time pero at least di siya kasing corrupt ni gloria (we’ll settle with incompetence then)

    • Anonymous

       I think this is what is going to happen: after year 1: let’s give him
      more time. year 2: let’s give him more time. year 3: let’s give him more
      time. year 4: let’s give him more time. year 5: let’s give him  more
      time. year 6 and last year: wala nang time pero at least di siya kasing
      corrupt ni gloria (we’ll settle with incompetence then)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Maria-Cela/100000275164669 Maria Cela

    Utak idiot, sabi ni Ninez duon sa kabila, in addition to utak pulbura at wangwang.

    I like it! Very very much!

  • Anonymous

    It is better to be slow but sure than to proceed in haste and make waste.

    It is better to ensure that PPP projects have feasibility studies first, are all above board, follow bidding procedures, and have an open, public, and competitive bidding.

  • Anonymous

    “That’s already incompetence.” 

    si pnoy ay naging pangulo ng walang gaanong hirap at kaalaman mamuno.. siya ay naging pangulo dahil lang sa SUWERTE.

    ngayon siya na ang pangulo lumilitaw ang katotohanan na tunay na hindi niya alam kung paano mamuno.

    ‘wag naman sana, pero sa takbo ng kasalukuyan pamumuno, sa kangkongan pupulutin ang ating economia.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RQPBKLCOXZ2JTBNIE3SGLONJEY Shopaholik!

      If a person previously suffered “Bifolar Disorder” it is already within him. It can no longer be cured.  It is a recurring sickness and will eventually lead to “SNAPU”.  Then mental disorder will prevail.

      They should reveal the medical records of PeNoy while in Boston.  It is an open secret that this man who became president suffered depression while in Boston and was diagnosed to be having “Bifolar  Disorder”  What are the Senators waiting for?  This is an issue which needs a senate investigation.  This has something to do with national security.  Would you allow a president who has a history of mental disorder to continue running the affairs of the country?

      Impeach Aquino now.  Before it is too late.

      • http://twitter.com/PINOYPOWER100 JUAN DELA CRUZ

        Better impeach yourself shopaholic before it too late. Reform yourself.

  • Anonymous

    how can the PPP move when the intillegence of primemovers are only that little like a mongo?

    • Anonymous

      Herculian, I am sure it is your intelligence which is like a little mongo.

  • Anonymous

    This new govt which is institutionalizing reforms in govt processes is ensuring that all projects to be implemented will not be tainted with graft in corruption like what happened during 9 years of arroyo, almost all projects are ridden with graft and corruption. Billions of pesos are lost to the insatiable greed of arroyo and her ilks.

    It is indeed a good thing that PNoy is ensuring that PPP is free of graft and corruption, hence, billions of pesos are saved by govt.

    Godspeed PNoy.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RQPBKLCOXZ2JTBNIE3SGLONJEY Shopaholik!

      GAling nga talaga ni PeNoy.  Yung flood control projects sa Central Luzon na worth 934.1 million pesos ay natipid pa nila ng 1 Billion pesos. Got to believe in Magic. Ang PPP ay Hokus-Pokus lang pala. Got to believe in Magic.

  • Anonymous

    To quote:
    “The economic team has—“no question about it”—good intentions in wanting to weed out potential and actual corruption from the PPP scheme and the spending program, Monsod said.”. 
    Hi Dax…did you ever figured who is owning the development of process to weed out…corruption…if so what is holding them back? …maybe we should just ask the admin. to “wacked” the source of the problem… to get everything started…or, maybe…we should just ask Pnoy directly…he seems to be a likable and approachable person..i mean seriously…maybe you just did not ask why…hey..if that’s the case…we just have to send you back to the drawing board …in order to complete the piece..thanks…men..this is an excellent piece…and can’t wait to see the rest of it!

  • http://twitter.com/PINOYPOWER100 JUAN DELA CRUZ

    Siguradong matutuloy ang PPP at siguradong iwas kurakot sa pamumuno ni PNoy hindi tulad sa mga projects ni arroyo na puno ng kurakot.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6GQ752PZJPHPSBIG53P53TGF7Y Nelson

    TAMA NA, SOBRA NA, PALITAN NA!!!

    • Anonymous

      Yeah! palitan na ang utak wangwang!

      God speed PNoy.

  • Anonymous

    saan ba talaga papunta ang tuwid na daan mo koya? mahigit isang taon ka na sa palasyo drawing pa rin ang programa ng gobyerno mo puro ka wento wala naman wenta, o baka naman wala ka talaga alam na programa sa gobyerno.

    • Anonymous

      Hijo ang tuwid na daan ay sinisigurado na walang makakalusot na kurakot sa proyekto. Hindi katulad ng mga projects ni arroyo puno ng sangkatutak na kurakutan kaya luging lugi ang gobyerno at talo ang bayan.

  • Anonymous

    It is better to be slow but sure than to proceed in haste and make waste.

    It is better to ensure that PPP projects have feasibility studies first,
    are all above board, follow bidding procedures, and have an open,
    public, and competitive bidding.

    I have complete faith in PNoy. And no doubt, PPP will be implemented.

  • Anonymous

    Ang report na ito ay isang “eye-opener” na mali ang karamihan sa atin sa pagpili ng kasalakuyang pangulo.  Bagaman ang pagsugpo sa “corruption” ay isa sa mga katangian na ating hinahanap sa isang leader, pero hindi po yon sapat at higit na kailangan din natin ang isang leader na may “vision” kung pano patakbuhin ang ekonomiya. 

    Sa totoo lang, maaring si Pnoy ay malinis pero ang nakapaligid sa kanya na dati na ring nanilbihan sa nakaraang administrasyon ay “puno din ng paghahangad na magkapera” at “mukhang maskara” lang ang pagsisilbi di-umano sa publiko.  Kahit sino ang ilagay natin dyan, walang perpectong pangulo ang makapasasabing malinis ang Administrasyon nya dail hindi nya alam ang bawat galaw ng mga galamay nya! 

  • Anonymous

    drawing lang talaga yan, wala naman ginawa sa congress at senate at maging sa kumpanya nila – ano chief ng security?. asa pa kayo. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Franzeline-Perdubal/100002708434971 Franzeline Perdubal

      Simon77,  crab mentality at its purest. What have you done for your country?

      • Anonymous

        anong crab mentality wala namang ginagawa yong crab mo. for info, i pay my taxes up to the last cent amounting to around 1 m/pa and i vote based on qualifications ng tao.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPKLWS3YTB72B4K3Q3B77GL2ZM Jio

        Same question will go back to you, mind you. What a cliche question coming from a cliche citizen of the country. That’s sooo old school thinking to ask another person what he or she done when someone is speaking their mind. At least they think, and you? You just retort without thinking…

  • Anonymous

    daxim lucas should admit that the Ph is an agricultural based economy since colonial time up to this date, ok? though agricultural exports were badly disturbed & damaged by the martial law of dictator and plunderer marcos, ok? industrialization is very slow due to the very active & damaging effects of the militant labor forces with some linked to the leftists/radical  group, ok? foreign investors are not “idiots” who would bring in their “money” with uncertain stoppages of productions caused by labor disputes;  in communist china those “disputes” are unheard of since “strikes” are basically not allowed, ok? therefore, the country should go back to agricultural and food productions using high tech methods,  then the people will have access to cheaper food products, ok?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Leodegardo-Pruna/100000668583781 Leodegardo Pruna

    It seems that no one is in charge or is capable of being in charge. If in more than a year plans are still being laid down in the drawing board, when can we expect to lift off the board? The saying “pataasan ng lipad” applies to the cabinet and with no “orchestra” leader on hand would definitely lead to derailment of programs/projects. God bless the Philippines.

    • Anonymous

      Nonsense leodegardo. Obviously commenting just to make noise.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_V4KJ5FLKOBGE6JYBN6TSRXKSBQ a

    what is scary is that the number of new investments, projects that would generate much needed income for the country, is so scarce, yet the government is literally giving away billions of pesos through its CCT program, a program that does not generate any income whatsoever.  CCT is pure money down the drain.

    • Anonymous

      The CCT program has been effective in other countries. The problem with the Philippines is that it has to be implemented in a span of around 15-20 years to show results. Knowing how our bureaucracy works, pag bagong administrasyon in 2016, eh baka i-scrap yung project

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VKJ2VQO3R6XTR4DFNWY6WOFLXE Pixel

    as expected. Ano aasahan mo sa isang lazy, wlang vision, nakiangkas lang sa popularidad ng mga magulang at isang inefficient na dating mambubutas este mambabatas sa Kongreso? Di mo naman pedeng turuan ang isang matandang aso ng mga bagong tricks :D magtiis pa tayo sa loob ng sunod na limang taon sa saobrang incompetence at kabagalan. Mga kapitbahay natin bansa mabilis ang pag-angat kahit may kurapsyon pa sila mas tinitignan nila ang mas malaking effect ng mga economic policies at  projects nila kaysa maging playing safe palage gaya ng ginagawa ng PNoy admin. 

  • Anonymous

    Different stroke, different style. Pnoy opted to slow down the economy because he and his economic advisers don’t have a concrete blue print yet, they are still on brainstorming phase and I hope they wont end that way till end of their term. The upside is that wastage of money is limited to meeting and planning, sana kape at siopao lang ang gasto. The downside is were now the slowest or merely the walking tiger in our neighborhood. We deserve what Pnoy will do to our country, we put our trust in him. We have experience the Purisima lead economic approach then, and we were never lifted upward by him and his team. I don’t expect so much from the Pnoy and his economic team to turn us into a running tiger. He is just to busy with the sin of the previous admin which he cannot be proud of shouting as his only achievement when his done in the palace. Let’s face it were still in the ground zero. Shift the gear Simeon, you are now driving in a superhighway and your still on the first gear.

  • Anonymous

    This new govt which is institutionalizing reforms in govt processes is
    ensuring that all projects to be implemented will not be tainted with
    graft in corruption like what happened during 9 years of arroyo, almost
    all projects are ridden with graft and corruption. Billions of pesos are
    lost to the insatiable greed of arroyo and her ilks.

    It is
    indeed a good thing that PNoy is ensuring that PPP is free of graft and
    corruption, hence, billions of pesos are saved by govt.

    Godspeed PNoy.

    I have complete faith in PNoy. No doubt, PPP will be implemented.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VKJ2VQO3R6XTR4DFNWY6WOFLXE Pixel

    Sa isang economic crisis, dpat mas malaking papel ang gagampanan ng Gobyerno hindi yung makikisabay pa sa pagtitipid na ginagawa ng private sector. Imbes na yung pera ay i-pump prime sa ekonomiya para makalikha ng trabaho at maging busy ang maraming Pinoy para naman maibsan ang krisis kahit papaano hindi yung i-hohoard mo para lang magpapogi sa mga international credit rating agencies. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Franzeline-Perdubal/100002708434971 Franzeline Perdubal

    Again, a lot of people expect the government to do everything for them. Follow the law, report the crooked and do your share. That’s how we can work for the country to move up! I appreciate the fight against corruption and it is gaining ground. I have never been proud of the nine years with Arroyo’s willful corruption while I revel on this confidence to do business today.

  • http://twitter.com/PINOYPOWER100 JUAN DELA CRUZ

    Siguradong matutuloy ang PPP at siguradong iwas kurakot sa pamumuno ni
    PNoy hindi tulad sa mga projects ni arroyo na puno ng kurakot.

    Mas mabuting siguruhing positive ang feasibility studies at sinusunod ang tamang proseso sa mga bidding hindi tulad ng dati daming lagayan at under the table deals.

  • http://twitter.com/PINOYPOWER100 JUAN DELA CRUZ

    Siguradong matutuloy ang PPP at siguradong iwas kurakot sa pamumuno ni
    PNoy hindi tulad sa mga projects ni arroyo na puno ng kurakot.

    Mas mabuting siguruhing positive ang feasibility studies at sundin ang tamang proseso sa bidding hindi tulad ng dati na daming lagayan at under the table deals.

  • Anonymous

    That’s because PNoy needs someone who knows how to get things done in the bureacracy. Maraming pasikot-sikot dyan na nakalilito kung bagito ka sa gobyerno. For instance, if you want to tap ODA funding for a PPP project, this would first have to be approved by NEDA and the ICC, an inter-agency committee. That means you have to prepare a project proposal na aaralin pa ng mga staff ng NEDA at ibang agency. Then the Department sponsoring the PPP project should have counterpart funding for the project, i.e., if a PPP would cost 1 billion pesos, sasagutin ng ahensya ang 100 million. Kaya lang the budget process for 2012 is already finished – -so if you did not include this in your 2012 budget, eh di 2013 na at the earliest, this assumes you get the nod of the NEDA. Pagkatapos you need to get the the project approved by the ADB, WB, JICA or whatever financing institution will fund your project, which have their own requirements. If the funding is a foreign loan, may approval pa yan from the BSP. Pagna-tapos mo na lahat ng mga ito, may mga ROW problems ka pa. Kapag na-settle mo na lahat ng issue na ito at ready to go na – -lo and behold, the process took so long that your projects costs have already increased by 20% – -so back to square one ka ulit. This is the reality. So Pnoy, get yourself people who 1) know the process; 2) are honest; 3) gets things done. These are inter-agency concerns which you may have to micro-manage.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OAFZIN56TAAM73TEKNPNEBQV3U AdrianD

    grabe si PNoy sigurista dapat may aksyon, dapat may resulta na.. palitan na si PNoy kasi wala syang proyekto, hindi matalino, hindi galing harvard o yale, walang experience! palati sinisisi ang nakaraang administrasyon dapat mag move on na siya kung si  Gibo ang nanalo mas ok sana, pinatawad na sana ang lahat para mag pokus sa kasalukuyang problema nalang! 

    buti pa si marcos namimigay ng pagkain nung siya na upo, si GMA si RAMOS ang daming proyekto nila nakikita ko picture nila sa kalye, sa TV, sa news paper, dami bigas pa na pinamimigay! wala ring masyado  tax increase (uutang nala sa ibang bansa bahala na ang apo ni juan mag bayad), palati sila busy ang gagaling ng cabinete nila experienced! 

    a@#$ the guy is trying his best! he has a good and honest intentions’ thats what matters! if he needs a little more time to iron out their plans then so be it! hirap sa ating we always prefer the showiz type of governance, wherein politicos gives in to what the masa craves even if it means spending unscrupulously! moreover hypnotizing the people with press/media charades and constructing/repainting  waiting sheds with their Names ‘engraved’ on it, like SB (sonny belmonte) it is all over Quezon city! and now his predecessor followed his style of politics ‘HB’! thats wasted money, traditional trapo! …more pressing matters like social services, peace and order, garbage, etc.. are neglected, well what do you expect from a traditinoal  protege right?  to learn true statemanship?  not in a million years’

    PNoy is careful not to waste money by rushing big projects and  cause another wasted investment, if not scrutinized meticuluosly! We have an honest President compared to the past administrations he is a saint’ so lets refrain from being crabby and support our ‘duly’ elected President,  

  • John

    ok yang maggasta ipump prime ang ekonomy, ang problema baka bulsa ng mga tongresman ang masidlan.  kung tutuusin yung perang hindi inilabas, equivalent lang yan o mas maliit pa sa maibulsa ng mga govt officials. gagawa ng project pero bawas na ang ibinibigay doon sa contrator. nagpapalabas nga ng pera for loans (ACEF) doon naman napunta sa mga kaibigan ng mga directors. wala rin, waldas lang. linisin muna ang bureaucracy. nag unahin na infra ay magpagawa ng maraming piitan (hindi kakasya lahat).

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5QJUD47DAPM2Y5J3AEMCE2C624 John TWT

    It’s been more than a year. Indeed, this is bordering on inefficiency. We don’t see any sense of urgency from Malacanang over this one.

    But it’s also an indication of an inefficient communications group that has not been able to do its job of informing the public about the status, especially, of flagship projects such as the PPP.

    The president should be hands on over the implementation of his flagship programs. He should be vigorous in sending a message of urgency to his team.

    But everytime we see him in media, he’s almost always laid back and sometimes clueless. It’s even extremely annoying that in the middle of serious news cast on TV, there comes along a snippet of his love life. I know there’s a throng of reporters regularly on the palace beat. It’s frustrating how shallow the news are emanating from the palace despite so much coverage.

    Filipinos as generally patient. But test this patience this administration should not ever even think about.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WIWYLFLU4LPKS7B2ZLLRVFKS3Y vir_a

    I remember Mr. Purisima said that we are losing more 400b from tax evasion and corruption while the customs bureau is also losing more than 60b. This is also what the World Bank said. Now, afte almost two years, it seems we are still losing the same, if not more than these amounts as I cannot see any improvement in tax collections. Their way of saving money is by not spending what is budgeted. This only shows they don’t have better ideas to manage our economy. Na isahan na naman tayo sa sobrang paniwala.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5QJUD47DAPM2Y5J3AEMCE2C624 John TWT

    The way things are going with this communications group, it would not even be farfetched to suspect them of lobbying against the FOI…

  • jeffrey zhao

    like like like just the headline alone….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VKJ2VQO3R6XTR4DFNWY6WOFLXE Pixel

    i-open na kasi ang ekonomiya sa 100% ownership, para mapabilis ang pagpapatupad ng PPP. Hayaan na natin magpatayan ang mga investor mapa Pinoy or Foreign sa pagkuha ng mga nakalatag na projects sa PPP. Mas maraming bidders, mas maganda dahil mas maraming pamimilian na proposals instead na puro mga negosyanteng Pinoy lamang na karamihan di marunong mag-innovate at mataas pang maningil. Dami ng gutom na Pinoy at walang trabaho aantayin na ba natin mamatay or dumami pa ang krimen bago maipatupad iyan? Aanhin pa ang damo kung patay na ang kabayo.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OHOD5EA75DBBUH53UKLRXRK764 Mang Teban

    This is good article to knock on the head of Pres. Noynoy and it should hurt more that the writer wrote a  malicious introduction comparing him with his mother. But, as the saying goes, “Truth hurts”.

    If P-Noy has the guts now to disprove his critics, let him show it and jump-start the economy with spending people’s money for infrastructure and counterpart contribution of the government into this so-called partnership with private sector. Strike the heads also of your inept and incompetent Cabinet secretaries and presidential staff. Give them the walking papers and you don’t have to apologize for them.

    Listen to your instincts now and forget about the other person’s academic qualifications that you ask for advice. I would suggest that you call on the ordinary Filipinos at random and listen to what they have to say. Remove the cloak of your inner circle that smokescreens you from the real hard truth that people are getting anxious of your slow decisions and knee-jerk reactions.

    i think also that the president put the RH bill out of his agenda and replace it with the FOI bill instead even if it should now be revised due to his “national security” concerns. Moreover, he should reject emphatically calls for Cha-Cha purportedly to cater to foreign investors on certain “economic provisions” while the risk of amendments catering for personal interests to perpetuate politicians to do business with multinationals and owning private stocks while in power shall be inserted inexplicably.

    I hope that our president will be guided by his conscience and by the grace of the Holy Spirit who is God. May he be protected from false friends, greedy politicians and opportunistic tycoons.

    • Anonymous

      This article is a knock on his head to awaken him. What a shame ! Nothing has been done ! Nothing is under implementation.

  • Sonny Cos

    dami republican na pinoy! haahhahahah! instead of your non-stop critisism, why don’t you guys who are against Pnoy help out (NOT PNOY) the country in other ways possible, I’m sure there’s alot of ways there aside from politics and unproductive critisism.  Well come to think of it, some norrow minded Filipinos are always not content to what they have (I SAY SOME because it’s still clear upto now that Pnoy enjoys a majority satisfaction rating regardless if it’s on a downturn) whomever the president is.  Daxim Lucas is entitled to his opinion as this article is posted in the opinion column but in my opinion his opinion is devisive, leaning towards to saying “let’s just say no to whatever this president has to say”, so much like what the US congress is doing now. Maybe that’s where Mr Lucas is getting his ideas =P

  • Anonymous

    its really nice that we have a president who is known to have not been tainted by allegations of graft and corruption. he should capitalize on that image to institutionalize change in the bureaucracy. now with his economic agenda, i guess his economic advisers would not be touting the PPP without feasibility studies right from the start. now if until now there is nothing happening then something is wrong with the program. maybe there is no takers or there is something wrong with the people implementing it.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_32DTDWUHSCHFB3RVYGUN2262NM Igorotak

    Discard the corrupt, putschists, trad pols, fence sitters, and do away the practice of recycling public servants in the cabinet and other bureaucracy as well as re-educate print and broadcast media men on what their role and duty as public servants and not being partisan to any individual in helping our country move up to the next level. After which I would be very proud to say that “this is what I can do and offer for my country, and NOT for what my country can do for me…or for US!!!!  No Recycling…health hazard for the country’s wealth.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_M7HN3OBZ5ZDLL34NNCFZ25SDVQ Lea

    it is right to prosecute those people who are involved in graft and corruption but do not forget the promises the president made during his candidacy.. JOBS for Filipino people. As what I observed still unemployment rate continuous to progress. Please do not forget the most important duties (those who are in malacanang). Condemn those people of past administration will not resolve the poverty, failing education,slowing economy and increasing of unemployment rate. I’m not an activist , am just one of the Filipino people who are still hoping that before the end of the president’s term, he could address not all but most of his promises.

  • Anonymous

    The article articulates very well the state of economic affairs of the country. The economy is not moving at all. Fact is, it has retrogressed from a high of 9% economic growth in first half of 2010 to just 4% as predicted by the World Bank this year. This admin is so slow in doing its tasks that nothing is accomplished. Its major task which has become an obsession is to jail the Arroyos but even that is far from happening. Except for the Wang Wang the change that people expect is not happening. Things are back as they were and more of the same. Smuggling continues, criminality remains high, unemployment is rising, tax revenue is short to fund infra projects, foreign investments come in trickle because foreign direct investors are discouraged, etc. But to be fair, can we blame PNoy for all this? Blame those who made him president knowing fully well that he was never an achiever or made an outstanding mark even in college that will prove remarkable qualities of good leadership which a country saddled with too many serious problems badly needs. You chose a mediocre president expect mediocre results.

  • Anonymous

    The Arroyo administration economic roadmap were very well written and it will uplift the Philippines economically. Problem is it was torpedoed by a string of military appointments to head cabinet level position and these department heads did not follow the roadmap. What happen next is what we are facing now, plunder charges here and there, we paid dearly for those inappropriate appointments. Today, we are still, uncovering, cleaning and paying up those mess of the past administration. We need to expunge the venom forced into our throat that made our country financially anemic because of the plunder we experienced from our immediate past.

  • Anonymous

    Procastination. This is what the administration likes to do. All talk.

  • Anonymous

    .”… He identified projects put forward by interested investors like a toll expressway from Metro Manila to Cagayan Valley (said to refer to the P13.6-billion, 456-kilometer North Luzon East Expressway proposal of the San Miguel group) “without the government having to spend a single peso.

    Without the gov’t having to spend a single peso is not a good idea. If not the gov’t who will pay for it? The people, that’s what PNoy wants to do. it is the gov’t responsibility to build infrastructure from the taxes paid by the people. if taxes are not enough a smart energetic president would open the door for more investors to come in that will create new industries, provide more employment which will increase productivity that will generate more taxes which can be used for infra projects. This is what China did that their economy surpassed those in the West. But PNoy would prefer the BOT an easy way for leaders who are lazy and not creative enough for new ideas in order to save people of added burden. As in toll ways and MRTs and LRTs it’s the people who shoulder the burden instead of the gov’t.

  • Anonymous

    …another disgruntled writer…thats why PDI hires people who likes to sensationalize…crap…

    • Anonymous

      bakit ba kayong yellow fanatic once your president is criticized, galit na galit kayo? why don’t you face the reality that simeon the turd is sub-par ang performance niya at sisihin pa ninyo ang writer.

  • Anonymous

    This article only proves that sweet promises made by PNoy during his last two SONA’s was nothing but BS.  Since bitter reality (true state of the nation) is being felt by most of countrymen nowadays, I hope Mr. President will get his act and fulfill his promises.  And please STOP using the former admin as your excuse of nil performance!!!

  • Anonymous

    PNoy is all talk… para siyang nasa showbiz na puro image lang ang mahalaga… tingnan mo:

    1.  kunyari ayaw sa corruption, pero ayaw naman sa Freedom of Information Bill
    2.  kunyari concerned, pero antagal pumunta sa flooded areas
    3.  kunyari playboy, wala namang syota (wahahaha, showbiz talaga)

    people, please add to the list…

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_32DTDWUHSCHFB3RVYGUN2262NM Igorotak

      4. kunyari pa hotdog hotdog lang sa New York, Porsche naman pala ang sasakyan…Plastik!!!
      5. kunyari ayaw sa Cha-Cha, di naman naiintindihan ang nilalaman ng Constitution.
      6. kunyari wala paki-alam sa Hacienda Luisita, galit naman kay Gloria at Corona dahil sa Hacienda.
      7. kunyari may gov’t programs, adopting past admi programs lang pala
      8. kunyari may 350 billion project si Roxas, kaka-upo lang niya ng ilang buwan may feasibility study na siya sa ganyang kalaking halaga….nalaglag siguro sa mga upuan nila ang mga audience niya.
           itutuloy……..

  • http://twitter.com/PINOYPOWER100 JUAN DELA CRUZ

    Siguradong matutuloy ang PPP at siguradong iwas kurakot sa pamumuno ni
    PNoy hindi tulad sa mga projects ni arroyo na puno ng kurakot.

    Mas
    mabuting siguruhing positive ang feasibility studies at sundin ang
    tamang proseso sa bidding hindi tulad ng dati na daming lagayan at under
    the table deals.

  • Anonymous

    during the previous administrations mabilis ang turn over ng implementation ng mga projects dahil iisa lang ang motive ng mga nakaupo at yun ang maka tongpats. Recent news were said that the bridges that constructed during the arroyo admins were rigged with graft. This administration is just playing safe, better than sure than wasting government funds into corruption.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_K2RI3LJVGNNED3XPMG7HVMIIO4 Herbert

    The KKKT (T for Talunan) is still determining how much should go to the project and how much should go to their bank accounts.

  • Anonymous

    This is the kind of article that makes we want to stop reading the Inquirer.  It’s time to pull together!  Goodbye!

    • Anonymous

      it really hurts to know the truth,isn’t it? don’t worry.just accept the truth and it will set you free.hehehe…

    • Anonymous

      truth hurts

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DI7SAZNCCNKUUTGFBG54QYJB7E Philcor

    maawa naman kayo sa kanya,tignan nyo nga lang na pagod na pagod na sa ka rrbon cutting eh?…bigyan naman natin siya ng time to relax with his toys for the big boys…

    • Anonymous

      …..and to smoke.hehehe…..

  • Anonymous

    As sure as the sun will rise tomorrow all of you crabs will fail. PNoy will succeed. God bless him.

    • Anonymous

      hehehe…are you sure about that? in you dreams,maybe…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7YQ7A6EIS6V7DLPDUM7E64COLE jacinto

    so is this the official start of the media turning against the sitting administration? perceptively seeing or imagining signs of ‘ evil ‘, and incompetence? predicting gloom and doom? and offering yet again nothing but criticisms, attacks, unsolicited advice and a lot of hot air. the media is both a boon and a bane to the country. media has strayed much too far from its role of merely reporting the news. it has shown itself to have vested interests and with strong alignments in politics and business. people nowadays actually look at mediamen as among the most abusive people with power alongside politicians govt officials and police/military. power corrupts and media is not immune.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RQPBKLCOXZ2JTBNIE3SGLONJEY Shopaholik!

      The same thing happened during the administration of GMA. “What goes around, comes around”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7YQ7A6EIS6V7DLPDUM7E64COLE jacinto

    Under the program, the government and the private sector
    would jointly fuel the local economy, which has consistently failed to
    maintain the 7-8 percent growth rate NEEDED to lift a substantial
    portion of the population out of poverty. –

    needed? is the writer saying that this growth rate is the crucial mark to lift people out of poverty? i hope mr writer you dont think your article is just like a thesis or school report that can pass with citations of this and that to fatten it up for lack of substance in itself .you must still have college hang ups.  though you editor seems to..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DI7SAZNCCNKUUTGFBG54QYJB7E Philcor

    by 2016, marami na rin siyang na accomplish,katulad ng 1. walang wang-wang..2. ahh…ehh..pa tip naman dyan oh…

  • Anonymous

     Filipinos are certainly getting into mainstream America and into the world. With an estimated 4 million Filipino-American population (as of 2007), Filipinos are an emerging group in a diverse society in the United States .
    Filipino talents like Manny Pacquiao, Charice Pempengco, Arnel Pineda, Lea Salonga, and Monique Lhuiller are doing a great job pitching in!
    David Letterman, apparently used Filipino-Americans in one of his skits.
    Here’s the recap:
    Top 10 Reasons Why There Couldn’t Be a Filipino-American US President                                By David Letterman10. The White House is not big enough for in-laws and extended relatives.
    9. There are not enough parking spaces at the White House for 2 Honda Civics,2 Toyota Land Cruisers, 3 Toyota Corollas, a Mercedes Benz, a BMW , and an MPV (My Pinoy Van).
    8. Dignitaries generally are intimidated by eating with their fingers at State dinners.
    7. There are too many dining rooms in the White House – where will they put
    the picture of the Last Supper?
    6. The White House walls are not big enough to hold a pair of giant wooden
    spoon and fork.
    5. Secret Service staff won’t respond to “psst… psst” or “hoy.hoyhoy!”
    4. Secret Service staff will not be comfortable driving the presidential car with a Holy Rosary hanging on the rear view mirror, or the statue of the Santo Nino on the dashboard.
    3. No budget allocation to purchase a Karaoke music-machine for every room in the White House.
    2. State dinners do not allow “Take Home”.
    AND THE NUMBER I REASON WHY THERE COULDN’T BE A FILIPINO-AMERICAN U.S. PRESIDENT IS…1. Air Force One does not allow overweight Balikbayan boxes! 

  • Anonymous

    It has taken this long for them to realize they have an incompetent president?  My goodness,. It was already evident as early as the Luneta hostage crisis.

  • Anonymous

    I always like it when the government is doing less of their job, and not getting too energetic in spending the peoples tax money. As what the famous writer Henry Thoreau always say “That government is best which governs the least”. 

    • Anonymous

      it means, “less regulation”, not less doing the job.

  • Anonymous

    “A government big enough to give you everything you want is strong enough to take everything you have”- Thomas Jefferson

  • Lee Rivera

    Ang priority ata eh mapababa ang presyo ng hair growth treatment. :)

  • Anonymous

    PNoy is still learning. He will master the skill of governance after 5 years. Please be patient.

    By the way, why people are complaining if they rallied behind him when he was campaigning? 

    • Anonymous

      pinoy is still learning?hehehe…..ang malas ng pinas at nagkaroon tayo ng presidenteng walang alam in running a government.5 yrs.,you made me laugh.hahaha….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2BCV2YTRFVA3YOVMAN2A4RFHBM markx

    his campaign is to run after the corrupt! that for me is the best flagship any candidate could offer!
    his campaign is his flagship! if some people dont get it, i dont know what are they or is it because they are the paid mouthpieces of the corrupt.

    whenever this government work on against the brilliance of the corrupt arroyo and her minions including the bishops, articles like these appears. who else will protect the corrupt except the corrupt themselves!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6OD3I3GNQ7J5ZTNMHSA7VM2R4Q Erwin Accelerator

      after him, the government will reek of corruption again. the philippines need more concrete, more tangible solutions than just simply preventing corruption.

      Besides, running after corruption does not mean one cannot act on some equally urgent needs such as social sevices and education.
      This is not like a production possibility frontier where one can only produce so much of A by foregoing some of B.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OSPLKSPHZHKEVAMNJQQV4GDGAQ ely

    Nothing good will happen to PNOY Government.

    Its a CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER KA NGA!

    Don’t expect good will happen… KKK!!! Still needing HUNDREDS OF DRAWING BOARDS.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PYQ2UB7PHJ34WII42OSCOUGUXA yeoj

    From the day Pnoy has been elected  – there’s something wrong
    anti corrupt drive is not an excuse for being  incompetent & inefficient for other matter. I think Pnoy is better to be the head of Ombudsman or PAGC rather than President of the Philippines. Just like Lito Lapid which is good to be Actor than as a Senator.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WPT54PLXLILFZH7NRBDP75HLLM tongti

    You voted for a lazy, incompetent, inept, unqualified, moronic and a PSP addicted president.
    Face it.

    Deal with it.

    Live with it.

    Die with it.

    I had previously posted the above and feel it is worth reposting because of a reply coming from an obviously die hard Pnoy supporter who believes his president can do no wrong who said:

    Your candidate lost. Face it. Deal with it. Live with. Die with it.

    My reply to him:

    Unfortunately, MY candidate lost…..POOR ME.

    Most unfortunate, YOUR candidate won….POOR NATION.

    YELLOW IMBECILES!!!

  • Anonymous

    What do you expect? Our president’s the real life Juan Tamad. Don’t expect too much to avoid being disappointed.

  • Anonymous

    How could the Noynoy PPP move and push on when rebels are raiding here and there, holding hostage him and her, burning equipments and machines there and everywhere. The rural areas are affected and devastated yet there is not a single pronouncement of the diffident President on the peace and order. Lazily thinking for policies and programs that could enliven and revive the economy for a year is incompetence. Monsod can never be wrong on this line.

    PPP for Noynoy are Political Placating Program, nothing else. Just look at him be happy with his expensive, extravagant mendicant-encouraging corruption-friendly P39 Billion CCT, proudly continuing GMA’s project that doesn’t in any way substantially contribute to the economic recovery. This CCT is his PPP. He traded with unlimited pork barrel for Congress this unproductive CCT. Its beneficiaries are not happy. What they want are jobs not dole-outs.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SFY4Q6R2K5YUZEXXIJO3TLG2UM Aspo resurrection

    lumusong sya sa tubig at ang bayag ay nabasa…

  • Anonymous

    It is not that simple to dismantle the landmines and corrupt practices the previous administration left behind for the present administration to untangle.  If it were that simple tongti, then you have a very simplistic mind.  How do you know that this present administration is lazy, incompetent, inept, unqualified, moronic and PSP addicted? Perhaps these best describes you tongti.  You are pointing an accusing finger at the present administration, but three of those dirty fingers are pointing at you.  Huwag mag-mamarunong kung wala ka namang ibubuga.  And watch your language-you might just catch yellow imbecile fever.! 

    • Anonymous

      If you listen to all of Pnoy’s apologists, they can give you a million excuses for Pnoy not being able to do this or that or why he can’t achieve this or that. But they can’t give you a single reason why he should work harder and abler.

      @agritrends It’s easy to check why this president is lazy and incompetent: check his legislative record in the senate and congress and compare that to how much he spent each year that he was a senator and congressman. That will give you a very clear picture. If that’s still not clear to you, then you are indeed a Pnoy fanbois.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VY25ZOHU3FJFFX6CYSH5W4AX3I sugbu

    yong iba dyan mga hopeless pathetics at seguro nautusan lang kayong bumili ng suka at sumaglit na mag post….or bayad lang kayo or galit sa naudlot ninyong kaligayahan sa corruptions….Mag isip isip na kayo t bagohin ninyo angmga sarili ninyo..nakakahiya kayo,mga tamad !!!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VY25ZOHU3FJFFX6CYSH5W4AX3I sugbu

      mga wala kayong Guts…ewan ko lang sa inyo !!!huwag kayong pabigat,ok !!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MBO3E3FOIA3AYAMXYMIUV4FDUM edwin

    I believe 1st year is not enough. Cleaning corruption is not an easy task. This is his first agenda. With corruption, the Philippines will still be the same. If I am the president, I will do the same thing. You can not manage anything if there is something wrong with the system of handling things. You first assess the situation, make correction , action and lead the way. Those who expect that he can do this in 6month, 1 year and even two years is abnormal. If you can say this things, it means you are better than everybody else. Corruption is the main problem of this country. So we need to solve it and we must supprot him to succeed.

  • http://twitter.com/vincejetson97 marzan oanes

    idiot, wala kayong alam sa media kundi pabagsakin kahit sino nakaupo sa malacanang. Hangat may mga katulad mong reporter hindi magbabago takbo ng buhay ng mga pilipino. Isa ka sa mga taong walang kasiyahan sa unti unti pagbabago sa gobyerno.

  • Anonymous

    kung yung  bisyo niyang paninigarilyo eh hindi niya kayang tigilan eh yun pa kayang corruption na bisyo na ng masang pilipino.

  • Anonymous

    Red-faced na naman mga yellow fanatics.

  • Anonymous

    youre absolutely right, the only problem was when P-Noy was campaigning, he sounds so sure that by getting rid of GMA and her cohorts, he can fulfill all these promises with the help of the filipino people…unfortunately, he forgot that not all filipinos will help him…now thats his biggest problem.  the majority are expecting too much from him and maybe he just realized that being the  president of the philippines is not a walk in the park.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OSPLKSPHZHKEVAMNJQQV4GDGAQ ely

    Ito dapat ang mga WRITER! GISING SA KATOTOHANAN…

    Yes To ALL YELLOW ARMY OUT THERE!!!

    Kindly Check PNOY Senate and Congress Lesgislative Track Record kung may na NAGAWA SYA.

    I BET YOU MA DISAPPOINT LANG KAYO!

  • Anonymous

    “The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.”- Tacitus

  • Anonymous

    another recycled, rehashed anti Pnoy article. Wait until the next SWS and Pulse Asia survey. Articles like this are just ignored by the people. Pnoy rating is still sky high to the frustrations of his loser critics. 

  • Anonymous

    huwag masyado umasa sa gobyerno….dapat ang tao mismo kumilos para mapaunlad ang buhay…huwag masyado umasa sa pangulong Aquino.. alam naman natin wala siya karanasan…ni wala nga siyang nagawa sa loob ng mahabang panahon nya sa kongreso at senado…Tutal siya ang inihalal ng nakararaming Pilipino kaya tiis na lang tayo hanggang 2016… yung hindi makatiis umalis na lang ng Pilipinas upang humanap ng ikabubuhay.. kung me pagkakataon umalis na… dahil kahit magiiyak tayo sa sama ng loob siya na pangulo ng bansa me karapatan siyang maglimayon kahit kailan niya gustuhin….so imbes na magreklamo wag na lang… baka mapagbintangan pa kayong kampon ni funduck…

  • Anonymous

    “The most violent element in society is ignorance.” -Emma Goldman 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S5FDW5F7A4GGLKQAXGC3ABTJEA Bong

    From what I heard, PPP will be shelved and replaced with another so-called “flagship” program. The reason: Aquino is afraid contractors closed to GMA would get the award for the PPP (huh?!!). In short, blame GMA.

    There is nothing in this analysis that has not been said by oppositionist and independent columnists like Doronilla, Tiglao, or Monsod. The difference is that the writer’s name is new, thus, Aquino loyalists cannot respond with standard personal attacks that aim to destroy the character of the writer, but not his arguments.

    When Noynoy came to power in June 2010, I thought that the economy will be his main strength (remember: walang kurap walang mahirap?). In addition to his anti-corruption platform, he is an economist and private businessman.

    “The year was 1987, and the country’s leader was President Corazon Aquino—but it could very well have been a description of the country’s current situation under her son, President Benigno Aquino III.”

    Both Cory and Noynoy have the same weakness: lack of political will and leadership. The difference, as I see it, is that Cory was sincere, and being a newcomer to the politcal scene, she was not yet corrupted by traditional politics. In contrast, Noynoy is a traditional politician thru and thru (with no less than the LP as his handler). With his lack of leadership, taditional politics will overwhelm his admn. He has to get rid of Purissima, Abad, Lacerda and the likes who are LP stalwarts and bring in fresh faces, esp from the private sector.

  • Anonymous

    “The reason there’s so much ignorance is that those who have it are so eager to share it.” -Frank Howard Clark 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RQPBKLCOXZ2JTBNIE3SGLONJEY Shopaholik!

    If a person previously suffered “Bifolar Disorder” it is already within him. It can no longer be cured. It is a recurring sickness and will eventually lead to “SNAPU”. Then mental disorder will prevail.They should reveal the medical records of PeNoy while in Boston. It is an open secret that this man who became president suffered depression while in Boston and was diagnosed to be having “Bifolar Disorder” What are the Senators waiting for? This is an issue which needs a senate investigation. This has something to do with national security. Would you allow a president who has a history of mental disorder to continue running the affairs of the country?Impeach Aquino now. Before it is too late.

    • http://twitter.com/PINOYPOWER100 JUAN DELA CRUZ

      It is clear to me, you have actually “bifolar disorder” shopaholic.

  • http://twitter.com/PINOYPOWER100 JUAN DELA CRUZ

    Siguradong matutuloy ang PPP at siguradong iwas kurakot sa pamumuno ni
    PNoy hindi tulad sa mga projects ni arroyo na puno ng kurakot.

    Mas
    mabuting siguruhing positive ang feasibility studies at sundin ang
    tamang proseso sa bidding hindi tulad ng dati na daming lagayan at under
    the table deals.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RQPBKLCOXZ2JTBNIE3SGLONJEY Shopaholik!

      Got to believe in magic. Not a reality.

      • http://twitter.com/PINOYPOWER100 JUAN DELA CRUZ

        Korek!

        Have faith and believe. PNoy is trustworthy and he will leave the presidency in 2016 with a Philippines much better as compared after 9 years of arroyo’s corruption.

  • Anonymous

    sino tamad si Benigno the thurd ba….

    • http://twitter.com/PINOYPOWER100 JUAN DELA CRUZ

      Im sure mas tamad ka oraman.

      • Anonymous

        sori ka na lang I’m gainfully employed….I pay for my own bills…hindi ako umaasa kahit kanino at lalong hindi ako empleyado o tauhan ni funduck….hindi rin ako recipient ng CCT ni Dinky..at hindi rin ako taga gobyerno….nagtatanong lang  ako kung sino tamad…nasaktan ka ba ha Juan De la cruz alias Carandang/Lacierda….pero sige sori na…. baka barilin mo ako ng AK 47 mo Llamas…ganyang kayong mga fanatics ni kalbo pag pinintasan ang amo nyong si kalbo galit na galit kayo..hoy hindi lahat ng pumupula kay kalbo e tauhan o nakinabang kay funduck…

      • http://twitter.com/PINOYPOWER100 JUAN DELA CRUZ

        balat sibuyas ka pala oraman. sumali ka pa dito. tsupi!

      • http://twitter.com/PINOYPOWER100 JUAN DELA CRUZ

        Balat sibuyas ka pala oraman. sumali ka pa dito. tsupi!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5XCWZ5TPADBA7TVTGJEKUK26ZE Kamote Q

    this is what we get for electing a student council to run the country.

    • http://twitter.com/PINOYPOWER100 JUAN DELA CRUZ

      A truly honest President, that is. God Bless PNoy.

      Siguradong mas pagpapalain sya.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5XCWZ5TPADBA7TVTGJEKUK26ZE Kamote Q

        honesty (assuming for the sake of argument that Pnoy is honest) is one thing…. capability is another.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G2VJNO44HPPVY5JID5Q3RHEXQA Rex

      He’s not a member of any student council before much even a student leader ! I would say he’s just a priviledge student partly because of his family background. May katamaran noong nag aaral pa lamang so this is what we get.

  • http://twitter.com/maco_lit Elmer Quanico

    Obserbasyon ko lang: Seems to me, malas ang mga Aquino sa pamamalakad ng Pilipinas. Nungs si Cory dami kalamidad may coup pa, eto namang si Pnoy, 1st year pa lang niya binaha na tayo ng malala! Baka senyales na yan e di pa tayo natatauhan! Kakatakot…

    • http://twitter.com/PINOYPOWER100 JUAN DELA CRUZ

      May kalamidad nangyayari araw-araw sa ibat ibang sulok ng mundo hindi lang sa pilipinas. ang mga coup ay kagagawan ng mga militar na gustong maghari.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WBXS7HGUTUSH6L2VYEHNMPPMUY Mesc

    Inefficient.  Incompetent.  Even lesser minds than Solita’s now realize that Penoy doesn’t have what it takes to marshall everything and everybody to move our country forward.  He’s all bluster.  Why, he even wastes our time on a vengeful ‘anti-corruption’ campaign that is applauded by those who have an ax to grind against the previous government yet useless to a poor and hungry populace.

  • Anonymous

    Guys relax, its 1st of 3 parts..lets see the whole article. To the Pnoy fanatics, if only you can argue with the article  and not hit on the writer. Lets face it walang nagawa si Sen. Noy and Rep. Noy sa both houses of congress during his term. Kaya with his sincere heart and truckload of advisers we are hoping he can do better than Gloria. For us businessmen, we need  a strong economy to be able to sustain our business and continue employing people.Its about time we see some results..

  • http://twitter.com/PINOYPOWER100 JUAN DELA CRUZ

    Siguradong matutuloy ang PPP at siguradong iwas kurakot sa pamumuno ni
    PNoy hindi tulad sa mga projects ni arroyo na puno ng kurakot.

    Mas
    mabuting siguruhing positive ang feasibility studies at sundin ang
    tamang proseso sa bidding hindi tulad ng dati na daming lagayan at under
    the table deals.

  • Anonymous

     
    “Wisemen say, only fools rush in….”

    Noynoy is an economist and a politician.  The Action Plan itself was drafted by economists and politicians, ie Samar and Balay groups.

    Definitely, the implementation date will be influenced/determined by the next Election 2012.  They called it “Perfect Timing”,… JUAN called it “Manana” habit or pamumulitika.  For me, i would say…”so be it!|” as long as the end result would benefit only the Filipino people (not Glo’s protegees).

    In Elvis remembrance, let us play his music…”WISEMEN SAY, ONLY FOOLS RUSH IN….”

  • bangkok thailand

    my filipino compatriots ASA pa kayo…nilagay niyo sa position person of no balls to run even his own life how would you expect to run this country…….yan kaya kasi sobra na tayong mangmang na pinoy kaya bagay lang yan sa atin kasi…masyado kayong nadala sa emotion nang namatay na ina….na infact kahit yong ina la ring nagawa sa ating country kundi para lang kapakanan nang pansariling negosyo nang mga cojuanco??????ano ngayon may word that thai people called it ” SOM NAM NA” meaning buti nga sau…yan buti nga sa atin ito…

  • bangkok thailand

    my filipino compatriots ASA pa kayo…nilagay niyo sa position person of no balls to run even his own life how would you expect to run this country…….yan kaya kasi sobra na tayong mangmang na pinoy kaya bagay lang yan sa atin kasi…masyado kayong nadala sa emotion nang namatay na ina….na infact kahit yong ina la ring nagawa sa ating country kundi para lang kapakanan nang pansariling negosyo nang mga cojuanco??????ano ngayon may word that thai people called it ” SOM NAM NA” meaning buti nga sau…yan buti nga sa atin ito…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6OR2P4B64HXKICOV63JYVGDBAM France

    “…elected a well-loved albeit inexperienced Chief Executive…” Lets be honest here: he was only elected because of the dreams associated with the name “Aquino”, image of hope for a better future, finally a leader that will stop corruption, bring investments and create jobs, jobs, jobs.  Alleluia!

    The image of greatness was created during the election, which was easy sell as “Chickenjoy”. But to deliver the promises, it takes more than communicators… it takes real competent people willing to invest their best efforts to implement effective strategies, not politicians doing only small politics.

  • Anonymous

    Malacanang will respect the fiscal autonomy of the constitutional bodies. but…tama lang mag-report sila quarterly how they spent funds of unfilled positions. Di kasi natin alam kung saan talaga nila ginagamit
    ang pondo para doon.

  • Anonymous

    Ang problema kasi ng mga constitutional bodies, hindi naman nila ginagamit ng buo ang pondo para sa unfilled positions kaya pagdating ng Disyembre ginagamit nilang bonus, pinaghahati-hatian nila.

  • Anonymous

    Ang Judiciary at Congress, for example ay may fiscal autonomy-fiscal independent. Kaya nga may kalayaan din silang abusuhin ang pondo ibinibigay sa kanila. Wala silang transparency sa paggastos ng
    kanilang pondo.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MBO3E3FOIA3AYAMXYMIUV4FDUM edwin

    Ang pag-unlad ay nasa sariling sikap. Lahat ng pumupuna sa gobyerno ay mga wala sariling sikap . Inaasa sa gobyerno na sila ay mabuhay ng walang kahirap hirap. Mag trabaho kyo. Magambisyon na gumanda ang buhay. Yung may tiyaga, sakripisyo at ambisyon wala dahilan na sila ay di magtagumpay. Ang dami ng tao na nabuhay ng taas noo kahit isang OFW maid ay nakakapagtapos ng mga anak at gumanda ang buhay. Madami sa atin mahirap na nga, ayaw pa mag trabaho para kumita man lng para sa pamilya.

    May kasabihan ” Nasa Tao ang Gawa, Nasa Diyos ang Awa”

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VKJ2VQO3R6XTR4DFNWY6WOFLXE Pixel

      sabihin mo yan sa mga CCT recipients. :) 

      Kailangan din natin ng Gobyerno imagine na lang na kung walang Gobyerno edi para na rin tayong nasa Dark Age nyan na kung saan walang pakundangan na papatayin ka, aagawin ang mga ari-arian mo, bulok at walang infra paano tayo makakapagprocess ng maayos at mas mabilis ng atin mga papeles? What we want is gawin ng Gobyerno ang mandate nya sa mamamayan gaya ng pagpoprovide ng oportunidad at trabaho, peace and order, maayos na ekonomiya, maganda at matitibay na infra, at iba pa. 

  • Anonymous

    No person could better judge Pnoy’s administration but only himself. Critics are good and in place to exercise freedom but it’s great if it will be constructive.  It will be greatest if all Filipinos learn to have faith in our leader.  Can we refrain from propagating negative thoughts in our land? Be patriotic. 

    “The more you have negative thoughts, your nearest to impossibility to have faith.”

  • Anonymous

    wala tayong ibang sisisihin kundi ang mga sarili natin. tayo ang electorate – tayo dapat ang may upper hand sa pag dedesisyon. pero marami sa atin text book idealist. yung mga ideals na nasa ulo lamang at karamihan ay hindi grounded sa katotohanan. 

    ang katotohanan eh ang kawatan, ang masasama, ang kurakot, ang mandarambong, ang salbahe, ang sagad sa buto ang kabulastugan, ang mahilig manggulang, ang tuso, ang hindi lumalaban ng patas, ang mapag imbot, ang madaya HINDI MAWAWALA IYAN SA MUNDO. habang may tao, may kasamaan. ang antas ng kasamaan ay nasa isip at persepsyon ng tao pero ang tunay na sukatan ay ang perwesyong dulot nito sa mga nagulangan.

    kaya’t panggising lang sa kay presidente ay sana wag nyang igugugol ang buong panahon nya sa pag lilinis ng bahay – totally getting rid of corruption is great but unattainable. 

    getting rid of corruption seriously means a societal overhaul. maxado nang embedded ang kasamaan sa kultura natin mahihirapan na tayong magmalinis. sabi ng nakausap kong hapon, his suggestion of putting up a new face of filipino free from our current pysche is, makinig kayo, lahat ng 7 years old and above – patayin. i was shocked to hear that. but he explained and i got his justification. i don’t agree and it’s not doable. i just laughed and gather some of my remaining faith to the filipino people. 

    but really, thumbs down talaga ako sa “kung walang kurap” na slogan. it’s a good soundbite but a laughable platform to run a country. that isn’t just enough. 

    why is china’s middle class growing in numbers? dahil marami ang trabaho sa bansa nila. marami ang kumikita.

    why qatar got the highest per capita income in the world last year? dahil kukunti lang ang population nila compare sa income ng bansa nila.

    why is germany’s bureaucracy enviable? kseh kokonti ang paperworks, pero magugulat ka sa efficiency and check-n-balance sa mga sistema nila in place kung saan talagang mahirap mag nakaw sa gobyerno.

    these countries have their share of bad or ill-motivated people in their govt. but you would hardly hear the same slogan of corruption dominating their landscape. parang nag evolve na sila above that. feeling ko tuloy parang napaka premordial natin. 

    simple lang ang ibig kong sabihin ng grounded sa katotohanan: lahat ng butas sa batas takpan. hindi man maging fool proof ang batas natin, at least mahirapan man lang sana ang mga kawatang magnakaw ba. 

    siya nga’t a country can not rise above the level of consciousness of its people.

    • antonioluna

      bro maganda ang iyong tinuran pero sabi mo nga tingnan ang riyaledad na nabibili ang batas dito kahit gaano man kaganda ang batas natin ay nabibili, ang isang halimbawa ay ang pagkakapatay kay gerry ortiga, may mga circumstancial at physical evidence na nagsasangkot sa ex gov ng palawan bilang mastermind pero nabaliwala ito dahil kung hindi man nabili ay ginamitan ng impluwensya para ang makasuhan lang ay ang aktong bumaril at kasabwat nito.

  • Anonymous

    We told you so…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LM5XYKQISPZDD7ZEX22C7XO4PE Martin Prime

    Wala pa ring naipapagawa ang Aquino Administration?

    Naku, baka matapos ang six years…kahit isang iskinita, walang maipagawa!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LM5XYKQISPZDD7ZEX22C7XO4PE Martin Prime

    In governance, honesty is simply NOT ENOUGH!

    Competence should go hand-in-hand with honesty.  Hindi puwedeng isa lang.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LKSZ7ZW7D4TY5J3TXOWLCXGQZY yuyu

    ITO NAMANG SI MONSOD MATAGAL NG ECONOMIC PROFESSOR NG UP,,BAT HANGANG NGAYON ALA PARING NAGBABAGO SA BANSA?DADA NG DADA ALA NAMANG GINAGAWA,,SA GMA O SA ABS-CBN MAN GANUN PA RIN ANG SINASABI ALA NA BANG BAGO ,,BAT DI SYA MAGBIGAY NG SUHESTIYON.SA UP KA PA NAMAN.LAKI NG SAHOD MO..GUSTO MO KASI INSTANT,,DI YAN PWEDE MAHILIG NG GANYAN ANG MGA MAGNANAKAW NA PILITICIAN,KUNWARI MAY PROYEKTO,,MAY GRABA MAY BULDOZER NA LUMA,,DUN LANG HANGANG SA MABULOK NA ITO,,KINALAWANG NA,ANG GRABA NAPITPTI NA DAHIL SA KAAKYAT NG MGA TAO AT NAGTATANONG KELAN KAYA UMPISAHAN TO,,HANGANG WALA NA TALAGA.MATAPOS NA ANG TERMINO ALA PA RIN YUN PALA KINAKAIN NA NI MAMBABATAS YUNG PERA,,KAYA HINAY KA NAMAN MONSOD ISIP KA HWAG KANG GARAPAL SA MGA NAGBIBIGAY SA YO NG PERA,,MAHIYA KA SA TAONG BAYAN!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      eh tanga ka pala eh… professor nga lang siya at hindi presidente. kung sabihin man nya na ibaba ang presyo ng lahat ng bilihin, taasan ang sweldo, tanggalin ang korupsyon, may magagawa ba siya? siyempre wala kasi wala siya sa kapangyarihan dahil “teacher lang siya sa UP”. kung yung presidente mo makikinig sa kanya, tiyak bubuti ang kalagayan natin…

      kahit ikaw mismo, pag sinabi ba nya sa yo na magbayad ka ng 40 sa MRT o magbayad ng tamang buwis at huwag magsinungaling, gagawin mo ba?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LKSZ7ZW7D4TY5J3TXOWLCXGQZY yuyu

        wow boy/girl,,simply you are frustrated kasi ala ka ring kwentang tao ng pinas,magbago ka,,,,,,g—-

  • Anonymous

    Pagbigyan nyo na ang ang mga blind followers ni Laway Prexy. Mga beneficiaries yan ng CCT kaya andito all praises kay below average prexy.

  • Anonymous

    if you leave public goods (roads, parks, airports) in the hands of the private sector, then there really isn’t a continued need for government.

  • Anonymous

    sobra naman kayo, nag promise na nga ng pagbabago yung tao eh gusto nyo pa tuparin yung pramis nya. di ba pramis nya “no new taxes (E-VAT sa toll roads)”, pramis nya  transparency (“FOI Bill)”, o ano pa gusto nyo, tuparin yung pramis nya? ano kayo HILO.

    • Anonymous

      OO nga naman ano… at least nag promise. ang masama ay kung kahit promise wala…wahahahahahahaha, kaloka!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2VLO53PRSSY76BZOWLOHJDM33M jeray

    bahala na kayo mag comment. Wala naman talga nagawa kundi itaas ang presyo di ba. Buti pa sa bahay aliwan pag sinabi mo na e baba, ibaba….. noy guid ya….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6GQ752PZJPHPSBIG53P53TGF7Y Nelson

    The FLAG is kept fluttering in the breeze of Pnoy’s empty promises while the SHIP is sinking to the bottom thus the passengers are abondoning ship and cast away in foreign lands unsecured exposed to all harm and dangers. That’s Pnoy’s FLAGSHIP program!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W7KWUC4QI6BBJICY2Z4GHKOWFI rafi

    I remember this stage play when I was in highschool…”Tatlong kwento nila Tonyo, Pepe at Pule” there was a particular scene…not sure if it was pertaining to Pule/Apolinario Mabini…

    The dialogue states..though not in verbatim…

    – di natin matatalo ang mga Kastila sa lakas ng loob at tibay ng dibdib lamang…kailangan natin ng mga armas…bala…pagkain at gamot

    In reference to the article…we can’t improve the lot in life of our country simply by just having good intentions as our tools…we need solid planning followed by really good execution.

    Just like Pnoy’s “matuwid na daan”, “walang utak wang wang”…it won’t matter much if its just rhetoric…rigth?

    Action speaks louder than words again comes to mind….

  • Anonymous

    … long time no see, but now “sinaw” (visayan term for “empty”)… sa damidami ng mga increases: gasoline, electric bills, water, food, toll fees, etc. etc… never was the increase in salary mentioned by his excellency president FeeNoy and anyone from his cabinet members… NONE! as in ‘sinaw’

  • Anonymous

    PPP – President’s Punctured Promises

  • Anonymous

    The problem is the government is giving the taxes paid by the industrious citizens to the lazy, laggard people in the form of dole-outs while neglecting the creation of jobs by not using the money wisely to shore up the rural economy by ensuring good business environment there. So most if not all of the investments are in Metro Manila. PPP – President’s Punctured Promises.

  • Anonymous

    How could the Noynoy PPP move and push on when rebels are raiding here and there, holding hostage him and her, burning equipments and machines there and everywhere. The rural areas are affected and devastated yet there is not a single pronouncement of the diffident President on the peace and order. Lazily thinking for policies and programs that could enliven and revive the economy for a year is incompetence. Monsod can never be wrong on this line.

    PPP for Noynoy are Political Placating Program or Punctured Promises of the President, nothing else. Just look at him be happy with his expensive, extravagant mendicant-encouraging corruption-friendly P39 Billion CCT, proudly continuing GMA’s project that doesn’t in any way substantially contribute to the economic recovery. This CCT is his PPP. He traded with unlimited pork barrel for Congress this unproductive CCT. Its beneficiaries are not happy. What they want are jobs not dole-outs.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6OR2P4B64HXKICOV63JYVGDBAM France

    Incompetence… that it is.  And it comes from “That’s already inefficient,” Monsod added. “That’s already incompetence.” Ref: former economic planning chief of the first Aquino administration.
    What else to say?  Less KKK and more competent people around the president, that is the need.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZUJ5PWPGPIHIHNGC66C5WHKNZA Roberto

      But first of all you need a competent president for to choose who is competent around him. Or he will not even like people near to him that are more competent than he is.

  • Anonymous

    SISHIN nyo ang media na nag build up kay pnoy kagaya ng abscbn. the people are no paying while these media mogul are now reaping their investment kay pnoy.

  • http://twitter.com/PINOYPOWER100 JUAN DELA CRUZ

    Siguradong matutuloy ang PPP at siguradong iwas kurakot sa pamumuno ni
    PNoy hindi tulad sa mga projects ni arroyo na puno ng kurakot.

    Mas
    mabuting siguruhing positive ang feasibility studies at sundin ang
    tamang proseso sa bidding hindi tulad ng dati na daming lagayan at under
    the table deals.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RQPBKLCOXZ2JTBNIE3SGLONJEY Shopaholik!

      Onli in your dreams. Got to believe in magic

  • Anonymous

    Wow,based on their plan they think the Philippines is only in the  island of Luzon. 

  • Anonymous

    do you really believe that those programs will be implemented (if they will) without traces of corruption?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WWDPBDKPKWT7QA3AUTH2Y2ZGGQ ron

    please think of how to get funds for the gov’t to move on from being left empty-handed by the previous gov’t… of course, try to ask from PPP in which they hope to earn a win-win situation… it’s too early to judge! Monsod might be right, she could be wrong also. be vigilant! this is what we can do in our own small way, instead of critizing those issues which could divide the minds of the public. as these maybe the writer’s sole opinion or dictated by the others who is in bitter foul cry. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZUJ5PWPGPIHIHNGC66C5WHKNZA Roberto

      What empty handed? 2010 was not bad due to election spending and starting projects. 2011 has a much bigger budget and 2012 again a bigger and all that for Aquino only.

  • Anonymous

    It’s almost two years and the Pnoy gov’t still in drawing board. What a …uck.
    What happened to the plataforma de gobierno. That is what the promises. If it still in the drawing board, then they are not ready and prepared.

    This gov’t is pre occupied with the accusations and allegations of past administration. What they do is publicize what they think is wrong in the past which maybe pure lies.
    What this Pnoy gov’t has given to the people are all corruption, calamity like typhoon and flood.
    If they are still in the drawing board, then they most likely are draftsmen and not full pledged to handle the country.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2VLO53PRSSY76BZOWLOHJDM33M jeray

    Bahala na kayo mag comment. Wala naman talga nagawa kundi itaas ang presyo di ba. ONLY THE PANT* IS GOING DOWN sa panahon ni noy…… noy guid ya….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZUJ5PWPGPIHIHNGC66C5WHKNZA Roberto

    3 million unemployed? That is only correct if you are counting all those who are not registered as unemployed because they never had a job, and all those who work few hours a month for a minimal income as not unemployed. Otherwise, RP would have one of the lowest unemployment rates worldwide.



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