Reaction Paper About State of the Nation Address of Pres. Benigno Aquino (2013)

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UNIVERSITY OF THE EAST Caloocan Campus REACTION PAPER REGARDING PRESIDENT BENIGNO AQUINO’S STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS FOR 2013 Submitted By: Group 6 Garnace, Kriztine Feil F. Pacson, Timothy James Ramones, Reobellyn Jade Submitted To: Prof. David Victor Felix August 6 2013 “Sona ko yun”, “Sona namin yun”. That’s our answer, after hearing and reading the whole speech of our President Benigno “Pnoy” Aquino III, which was held on July 22, 2013 at Batasang Pambansa Complex, Quezon City with the theme “Sa Gitna ng Daang Matuwid”, as students who study hard and do not just complain on social media like facebook but are aware, concerned and updated about the current social issues. PNoy’s speech was very wide-ranging, covering a lot of areas which include the accomplishments of his administration in political and economic aspects, praises for public servants and government departments who made outstanding services for the country, and also strongly-worded criticisms against corrupt public servants and erring government agencies. We may not feel the said accomplishments of his administration directly or with a great extent but we still agree with what the President has stated, for he’s got all the basis for every claim that he made such as the following: savings of 18.4 billion pesos by the DPWH as a result of removing the letter of intent, which is used by the bidders to connive, by Secretary Singson, they made the process simple that’s why a lot of bidders are now competing for each project; increase in number of TESDA graduates; increase in Philhealth enrolles from 62% to 81% and improved benefits; allocation of P6.2 billion for flood control in Metro Manila; completion of 9,377 housing units for Typhoon Sendong victims; 63% reduction in number of private armed groups; 21.4 increase in foreign tourist arrivals in 2012 brought about by the various

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