State of the Nation Address of His Excellency Benigno S. Aquino Iii, President of the Philippines to the Congress of the Philippines

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Our President Benigno S. Aquino III mentioned about the social accountabilities which is referring to the following: •Wang wang represent the abuse of authority because Instead of behaving as public servant, wang-wang was used by public officials to violate traffic laws and at the same time they acted like kings. Also exists in private sector and agriculture, and to end the wang-wang culture in government, zero-based budgeting was employed to review programs. For this year and the last, zero-based budgeting has allowed ending many wasteful programs. •The cancellation of ARMM election was one of several serious decisions he made. And he is not lamenting it at all. He then justified it by saying that since massive cheating has been rampant in the region during the past elections, he thought that waiting for the next midterm fully-automated election is not inexpensive but will give credible result. And so, the solution is synchronization that can have a result of fairer elections. •President Noynoy also mentioned about DPWH as one of the most productive departments in his government mentioning about billions of pesos saved so far because of the cancellation of projects tainted with graft and corruption. •He also talks about good news from DOE that there are more than 140 investors expressed interests in oil exploration in just one year. And in 2014, our country will enjoy lower power rates because more power supply shall be finished. •Pnoy also appointed a proven woman of integrity in the person of retired Justice Carpio Morales. Many believed that Carpio, at 70 is the perfect person to handle the delicate position of ombudsman. And most of the interviewed public figures from pro and opposition that it’s indeed a good choice by the President. •He also talked about the foremost pledge to the Filipino people that is to create more jobs and it was successfully delivered because one million and four hundred jobs were created last year. Organizations such as DOLE,...
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