I have a tentative judgment. How do I rate the presidency of one whose last SONA has just been delivered? One year is yet to go. But I give it a rating. I give it a “Good Pass,” for performance in general.
There are reasons to be optimistic with the imminent exit of the inept, ineffective, heartless, and vindictive President Aquino. With the changing of the guard, it is reasonable to expect that the new president will be different from the incumbent in a number of ways.
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President Aquino is delivering his last State of the Nation Address on Monday. Does he get a passing mark or a failing mark for his (and his administration’s) performance?
Your column raised some good points. Unfortunately, the piece was marred by errors in some of the statistics and computations you use. I'm sorry, but I think we need to correct them for pedagogical reasons.
The discontinued Hanjin project in northern Mindanao: Large foreign direct investments and local governments
In 2007-2009, one of South Korea’s shipbuilding companies – Hanjin – made a bold plan to build a $2 billion shipbuilding operation in northern Mindanao. Local politics and the insensitive acts of local government officials killed the project.
It’s almost three decades since democracy was restored in the land. Each President, including Cory Aquino, was expected to strengthen political institutions. Brick by brick, each President should strengthen the foundations laid down by his predecessor.
The funds to be transferred to the Bangsamoro have been described as an “additional cost” to be borne not by the Bangsamoro but by the rest of the country, whose taxes will support these allocations.
Allow me to take this opportunity to thank two sets of parents. One set consists of those who tightened their belts to pay for the out-of-pocket expenses of a UP education.
The current Greek economic crisis within the euro zone can be instructive for us in understanding our own monetary history since American colonial times. This is now what I will attempt to do.
Faced with a P3-trillion budget next year, legislators should ask President Aquino’s men how they intend to finance the budget. But first, they may want to ask Mr. Aquino et al. how they can justify such a mind-boggling budget given their history of underspending.
Pope Francis’ newest encyclical, “Laudato Si,” is an overarching document that touches on just about everything that affects the environment and is affected by it. The ills of urban life don’t escape its sweep. He posits that we can have neither nature without humanity nor humanity without nature.