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June 11, in Socio-Political Six years hence: The recently reported growth in first quarter gross domestic product GDP of 7.
Arroyo first unveiled her point agenda during her inaugural speech in She had just clinched a six-year term in what was considered as the most fraudulent presidential elections in Philippine history.
The following discussion scrutinizes the supposed achievements of Mrs. The italicized paragraphs are direct quotes lifted from Mrs.
When I step down six years from now this will be my point legacy. I shall have created more than 6 million jobs, perhaps, even 10 million jobs.
Mahigit anim na milyong trabaho, kung maaari sampung milyong trabaho. I shall have supported 3 million entrepreneurs by giving them loans and helping them become good managers.
The nine years of the Arroyo administration is considered as the worst period for the Filipino workers. Instead of an additional million new jobs as promised by Arroyo, unemployment in the country turned from bad to worse.
From tothe country posted its most awful jobless record in more than half a century, with the annual unemployment rate averaging an all-time high of more than 11 percent.
As it is, the absolute number of unemployed under Arroyo, pegged at about 4 million a year, is significantly higher than during the time of Erap 3. However, in the context of lack of genuine land reform, agribusiness development in the country has meant the physical and economic displacement of peasants and farm workers.
Hangad kong makapasok sa eskuwela ang bawat bata. Free primary and secondary education is a right guaranteed by the Constitution and thus every administration is mandated to carry out this task.
To ensure this, sufficient resources are needed at least at 5 percent of the GDP, based on international standards to fund the growing needs of public education in the country.
Public spending for education under Arroyo averaged only 2. In the national budget, per capita allocation for education was pegged at P2, while debt servicing was at P7, Due to lack of government support amid worsening joblessness and poverty, net enrollment rate for elementary schools declined from The teacher-student ratio for public elementary school remains unchanged at 1: The Alliance of Concerned Teachers has said that for the incoming school yearthere will be a shortage of 54, teachers, 4, principals, and 6, head teachers; 61, classrooms,seats, andwater and sanitation facilities.
The full-year budget deficit in reached P From tothe average national budget deficit was pegged at P Far from collecting the right revenues, the Arroyo administration milked the people dry through onerous taxes such as the 12 percent value added tax VATincludingon items as basic as oil, power, water, food, and medicine among others.
Meanwhile, big companies including transnational corporations TNCs were spared from paying taxes through liberalization. Total collections from tariffs on imported goods and services under Arroyo accounted for only about 2. Every year sincethe amount of debt servicing has been equivalent to Meanwhile, combined government spending for education, social security, health, land distribution, and housing did not even account for half of what the Arroyo administration was spending for interest and principal payments on foreign debt, not to mention spending for the armed forces and the police.
|Presidency of Benigno Aquino III - Wikipedia||At present, we are the only country in Asia that has a year cycle for basic education. Those who can afford basic education get into the best universities and the best jobs after graduation.|
Access to water is expectedly lower for poor families as the same NSO survey show that 30 percent of the poorest 30 percent of Filipino families do not have access to safe water supply. Continued implementation of privatization has further made access to water a privilege for the affluent — water rates in Metro Manila, for instance, increased by to percent between and The idea of decongesting Metro Manila by promoting various growth areas in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao was detailed by Mrs.
But most importantly, it failed to spread out economic activity, much less development, to other regions of the country. Metro Manila, for instance, accounted for In addition, while overall poverty worsened under Arroyo, the deterioration is more felt in the poorer regions.
For instance, poverty incidence in Metro Manila increased by 3. The electoral process will be completely computerized. The first attempt of the Arroyo administration to implement the automation of the elections in the country was marred by a multibillion-peso corruption scandal.
Traditional forms of fraud vote-buying, harasment also persisted despite the automated system. All insurgence shall have turned their swords into plowshares.
A just peace in Mindanao and throughout the country is as elusive as ever. Arroyo has totally abandoned the peace process with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines.
Sincemore than 1, people have been assassinated, more than have been abducted and remain missing, and hundreds have been illegally arrested and detained such as the Morong K to 12 and beyond: A look back at Aquino's point education agenda.
In , President Benigno Aquino III proposed 10 ways to fix basic education in the country. A full transcript of President Benigno S. Aquino III’s speech on State of the Nation Address (SONA ) on Monday 28 July, highlighted major progress in infrastructure development and education.
Jul 29, · MANILA, Philippines - President Benigno S. Aquino III just delivered his fifth State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, which lasted for about one and a half hours. Jan 01, · The President of the Philippines, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, holds many records.
Elected as Senator during her first try in politics in , she was re-elected Senator in with nearly 16 million votes, the highest number of votes in Philippine history. Reaction to the last SONA of PNoy President Benigno "PNoy" Aquino III delivered a State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 25, , at Batasan Complex, Quezon City, in front of senators, congressmen, his Cabinet, members of the press, business leaders, diplomats and other very important personalities.
Aquino promised ten educational reforms. in the SONA.
He can reallocate CCT and GASTPE to help really poor students. now accept non-college graduates. however. Noynoy’s fourth item in his educational agenda involves tech-voc.