By Christian V. Esguerra
President Benigno Aquino III is set to deliver Monday afternoon (July 28) his penultimate State of the Nation Address (Sona) amid a backdrop of growing discontent over his Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) and impatience over his promised inclusive growth.
President Benigno Aquino III has approved a whole raft of infrastructure projects worth P62.3 billion to improve the supply of water to the capital and adjacent areas, increase the capacity of mass transport systems, modernize one Manila hospital and upgrade some of the country’s airports.
By Gil C. Cabacungan
There were no fireworks in the first Cabinet meeting between Supertyphoon “Yolanda” rehabilitation czar Panfilo Lacson, on one hand, and Budget Secretary Florencio Abad and Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala, on the other, since the former senator released the so-called “Napolist,” or the list of officials involved in the pork barrel scam allegedly masterminded by Janet Lim-Napoles.
By Nikko Dizon
The government’s Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) completed in March by the Office of Civil Defense is a detailed two-inch thick report put together by more than 500 people in a three-month period.
By Juan Escandor Jr.
A University professor once likened Camarines Norte to a “poor man sitting on a pot of gold” because of its widespread poverty amid a plenitude of mineral resources. Since then, the province has been struggling to shed off the image and may have made a stride following a survey of the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB).