That is the essence of government - to balance priorities... and the National Budget is the most concrete expression of this
The Aquino administration, at one point in time, was seriously considering the purchase of Fighter Jets.
Will he mention the Freedom of Info Bill?
Pres. Aquino cites 7 road and airport public private partnerships
I am happy with what I hear so far. It will then be what I do not hear that will make the strategic difference of a good SONA & a GREAT SONA
Join us after the SONA speech to discuss the President's legislative agenda with INCITEGov's Tanya Hamada and CODE-NGO's Dodo Macasaet. We will be joined also by Prof. Marivic Raquiza of the UP National College of Public Adminstration (UP-NCPAG)
The Conditional Cash Transfer program will get renewed funding in 2014. What are your thoughts on the effectivity of the program and the Aquino administration's expansion of the program?
Education is a top priority of any administration. The Aquino administration seems focused on ending the classroom and teacher shortage by 2016 or earlier. What else must President Aquino do to improve our country's education system?
Agriculture and land reform go hand in hand in reducing social inequality as well as in securing our food supply for the future. Share your ideas on the President's agenda to increase productivity and look after the welfare of farmers.
The Aquino administration likes to highlight the economic gains made in just 3 years. Are we truly on the way to sustainable growth or are we just as vulnerable today as we were during the credit and financial crises?
The current's health care system, although functioning, is still sorely lacking in terms of delivery and ease of access for the poor. Given its complexity as an issue, what should PNoy focus on?
The President sent a clear message to erring agencies, corruption and poor performance will not be tolerated under his watch. But can he truly stir good governance reforms through to completion before his term ends?
Before we go, I'd like to ask Tanya and Dodo to say some final words on this year's SONA and what we - the media and civil society - need to watch out for in the coming months, particularly with the 2014 budget and the last 3 years of the PNoy administration?
Final words on Rappler Blog.. I appreciated linked specifics on poverty alleviation-educ-health. So much more to do on Inclusive Development