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Her mom says probably not. Clinton says they are slowly moving back to economic stability but they would like to see workers benefit more from free trade. The environment has to be taken account in trade agreements.
Can we expect something significant to be announced in Burma re loosening restrictions on Aung San Suu Kyi? In the farthest corner nearest the exit: Clinton pays tribute to people who fight for human rights and democracy, like Suu Kyi and Solidarity in Poland.
But this is a different world from when you were First Lady. Clinton notes that in Afghanistan, there is overwhelming evidence that people do not want the Taliban. Pinky Webb; When will the US have its first female president? The Philippines has had two women presidents, so I should ask you.
Yes, what is the secret? Interesting to note that our women presidents took power by kicking out corrupt male presidents. Can the US do more to nudge friendly but corrupt governments to be more accountable? She knows we are one of the most texty countries in the world. Do you have a crush besides Bill Clinton? She admits having had a crush on the singer Fabian and being president of the Fabian Fan Club.
It had three members. Then she was a huge Beatles fan and later got to meet Paul McCartney. Her year-old mother has a mad crush on Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones.
She adds that having a crush on a basketball player will hurt your neck. Ces Drilon asks about the peace process. Clinton says the peace process is something they support but are not involved in. Maria Ressa asks if a political solution is necessary, or if a socio-economic approach can work. Clinton says they have to go hand-in-hand.
The forum has been extended for a few minutes. Maria Ressa says many believe this government has neither the will nor the popularity to make a Mindanao peace treaty possible.
Clinton says she believes President Arroyo is committed to peace. The US does not walk the talk on climate change. The US is perceived as protecting big business at the expense of the environment. Clinton notes that the Obama administration is more aggressive in addressing climate change and is committed to reaching a good framework agreement for climate change.
Pinky Webb wants to know, as many of us do, if President Arroyo has promised to step down in When will the US change its immigration policy? Something manymany Pinoys want to know. Are there any decisions you and your husband made during his presidency that you would change?
Hindsight is vision. Same issue that recently plagued the Obama administration. A message to the Filipino people? Our friendship is one I highly value. She notes contributions of Filipino-Americans to American society. For perspective, I asked the traveling press AP-AFP-Reuters if Hillary Clinton was asked any questions at this forum that have not been asked of her over and over again for the last 2, years.
They said that with the exception of the Philippine-specific questions, No. All my incredibly fast, fairly accurate typing and I get two questions from readers. I could get used to this, except for the waking up early.
My Macbook Marat performed brilliantly and without complaint: Thanks, Chus, for the haircut last week and the advice on avocado hair products. Hmm, the shrimp approach.
Let me try that. Have to run, keep your questions coming. Back online in an hour or so. November 12, By: The convoy moves to the landing strip. A plane with United States of America on it approaches and lands. Doors open, disgorging many youngish people in black suits. The Hillary has landed. Post pictures in a bit, when van stops jumping. I was invited by the State Department.
They first tried the live blog when Secretary Clinton visited Mexico, and it turned out so well they decided to do it again. In Malacanang Palace, waiting for the press conference. This is one of the rare moments he is not on his Blackberry. First time I set foot in the palace. Successful examinees shall be notified either by mail or through the PSHS website.
Qualified scholars shall be entitled a financial assistance of Php 20, Interested applicants may contact at the following: Helen Abordo, OPAg chief, said that the 22 units of shredder were given for free to farmers, irrigators, cooperatives, seed growers, school, barangay councils and other associations and organizations in the province.
This was the second batch of the distribution of the shredder machine, the first batch were given last year also to some 22 qualified beneficiaries in the province.
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She said that together with the 22 shredder, 44 compost growers were also given to beneficiaries. The same will be given 15 kilos of vermin or worms if they can make a vermin bed in their areas. She said that they have conducted the said training to orient beneficiaries for the proper use of the composting machine and the production of organic fertilizer. In an interview, Lt. John Oberio, commanding officer of 2IB PA, said that an estimated residents from four barangays nearby the Army Headquarters are seen to benefit from the humanitarian mission.
Three medical doctors from the Army's 9th Infantry Division and four volunteers from Ligao City, nurses and other community-based volunteers committed their time to provide medical and dental services for free, including medical consultation, tooth extraction, free medicines for adults and children, anti-rabies vaccination and feeding program for malnourished children.
Malabanan who undertook the initial task of organizing and equipping the battalion which was then still based in Camp Capinpin, Tanay Rizal. On July 1,elements of Bravo Company were sent to Mindanao for combat operations against the Bangsamoro Army Blackshirts and elements of an organized crime syndicate Baracuda.
The current leadership of Lt. Aquino III today said they see no need for contriving a new public image for him as he will be projected simply as who he is and on the basis of his announced visions for the Filipino people. Recently resigned television news anchor Ricky Carandang who is likely to assume the messaging functions of the new Palace communications group said that even with the complex nature of the presidential communications and the growing sophistication of the media, they will not employ deliberate means to unduly enhance the President and his administration.
He said that upon hearing that the President was in town, people from all over went to see him, picking up along the way an assortment of items colored yellow. The Chief Executive welcomed Dr. Apart from the Justice department and the NBI, Banayo is also tapping some lawyers, financial experts and other professionals to help in the investigation. Inthe NFA again over-imported, buying 1. The President said the excess supply was left to rot in warehouses, while the government had to deal with a debt of P Banayo identified specific areas of concern for the probers.
The probers were also tasked to look into the purchase and importation protocol insofar as timing and volume are concerned; inventory system to prevent waste and spoilage of stocks; and methods and procedure of selling the stocks to ensure they are sold efficiently.
He gave this assurance following concern a media outfit was able to secure, ahead of other similar entities, an advanced copy of Mr. Coloma said he's heading the Presidential Communication Operations Office, the communication group's message dissemination arm composed of government media entities, and won't tolerate unfair treatment of journalists. Malacanang is boosting government's communication capability so messages of President Aquino and his administration can be conveyed clearly to people.
Aside from its dissemination arm, the communication group has a messaging unit that'll come up with messages to be conveyed.
This was the expectation laid down by Albay Gov. Aquino is expected to increase state capacity through efficient governance especially in revenue collection and administrative reforms. However, in pursuing the goal, no new taxes would be introduced except on sin products. Salceda said this program would bring down poverty incidence from the current Education Substantial increase in the education budget is likely to eliminate education backlogs in teachers, textbooks and classrooms in the first three years thus achieving Education for All EFA.
The Aquino administration should set aside P1. Health Automatic Philhealth coverage to 4. Energy Review the implementation of the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market WESM and lower cost of electricity by increasing new investments and heightening competition in the energy sector. Infrastructure This should be targeted to support the growth of tourism and countryside development such as transportation infra and rural access roads.
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Civic duty and local governance With Robredo at DILG helm, P-Noy would seek the collaboration of local government units as well as communities in enforcing governance and in participating in his socioeconomic initiatives.
Strictly enforce measures on Clean Air and Clean Water provisions. Population Aquino inherited a population of 94 million and this would grow to million by that would still be P-Noy has still to clarify his position on reproductive health. But a statement on the nexus between big family size and chronic poverty should at least be considered. Comelec has issued the Certificate of Proclamation declaring the Ako Bicol to have obtained the required percentage of votes under the party-list system of representation to the House of Representatives and will serve until June 30, The Bicolano regional political party representatives include Christopher Co, Atty.
Rodel Batocabe and Atty. It can be recalled that the proclamation of Ako Bicol had been put in abeyance for a couple of months after militant organizations in the region, led by Bayan Muna, petitioned Comelec to disenfranchise the former since the political party does not represent marginalized sector. Pamantasan 2nd runner-up and Mutya ng Magayon 1st Princess. World Miss University was established in by the International Association of University Presidents to help spread the message of peace around the world through smart and beautiful women.
Santiago A total of 59 contestants from around the world are expected to converge in Seoul for the World Miss University Pageant that was initiated in in order to spread its message of peace around the world through smart and beautiful women.
Santiago will be the first Filipina World Miss University if ever she wins. Abas, Pilar, Sorsogon; Eva G. San Julian, Irosin, Sorsogon. With the assistance that the DTI is extending to the MSMEs, Pagao expresses high hopes that more and more Sorsoganons will be encouraged to enter into business enterprise in order to contribute in the economic development in the countryside.
Blandino Maceda, DILG Bicol regional director, said his agency will look into the legal operation of the Meriedien following reports that the gaming outfit is reportedly operating as a Jueteng front disguise as an STL gaming outlet. Maceda said that the agency would enforce legal and administrative sanctions once proven that the MVG C are operating under the disguise of Jueteng and violating PCSO established policies and standards.
Reports gathered revealed the Sanguniang Panalawigan of Albay, Camarines Sur and Norte and other cities, and towns has endorsed and approved the operation of Meriedien Vista Gaming Corp an online betting game with a jai-alai type of game.
It has powers to grant licenses for casino and gaming operations within the economic zone. He said that if indeed the game is really legal there is no need for bet collectors as the bettors will have to go to the betting stations since it is an online game. Under the STL operation bettors have to pick two lucky numbers from numbers 1 to 38 while the Jueteng disguise as STL operates the same. For this reason policemen are helpless in combating the illegal numbers game because they could no longer differentiate which of gaming operation is the legal one.
Maceda said that they will also review the revenue share that local government receives from the gaming firm following reports the MVGC no longer remits its rightful dividends arising from the gaming directly to the local governments. Reports have it that the gaming firm gives a big share directly to city and town chief executives, at the expense of the city and town coffers.
Reports said MVGC is raking tens of millions in daily draws in Bicol while hundreds of thousands in dividends are given to each local chief executive in weekly payoff.
Danilo Aquino, commander of the 83rd Infantry Battalion of Philippine Army based in Catanduanes, said that he sent a platoon of his soldiers to conduct checkpoint operations in three different villages following text messages from concerned residents of about to be transported illegal logs from the upland villages of Hicming, Bigaa and San Isidro, all of Virac town. Aquino, however, said that the illegal loggers were able to evade arrest, yet the soldiers were only able to recover the contraband left behind along the road.
The troop was able to account board feet of timber, 1 motorcycle and 5 bicycles which were hastily abandoned by the fleeing perpetrators. Ben Medel, chief of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resource Office here, also came and inspected the confiscated illegal logs. Medel has asked the assistance of the army battalion in carrying out checkpoint operations and arrests of illegal loggers in the hinterlands of the island province.
In Decembermassive landslides, brought about by continuous heavy rains, blocked the Virac-Vega Road section in San Miguel town, stranding the residents of the town for many days. Edcel Lagman, the new minority leader in the House of Representatives said he will support the government's national agenda particularly with regard to House measures which will benefit the majority of the Filipino people.
Lagman said these include measures to strengthen healthcare, employment and more economic opportunities, and environmental protection, among others. She said the President failed to touch on topics such as agrarian reform, alleviating hunger and addressing climate change.
He said that in the first six months ofthe previous administration spent more than what it earned. Its target collection was shot by P The President specified the following fund misappropriations: These funds were released during the election period, seven months after Ondoy and Pepeng struck. Pangasinan, which was hardest hit by Pepeng, received only P5 million for the damage wrought by typhoon Cosme in Regular employees got only 13th month pay plus cash gift but MWSS board members got an equivalent of 30 months pay including bonuses and allowances.
The Board of trustees also received P14, per meeting, reaching P98, each month, excluding grocery incentive of P80, a year; mid year bonus, productivity bonus, anniversary bonus, year-end bonus, financial assistance, Christmas bonus and additional Christmas package, all worth P98, La Mesa Watershed was not spared.
DPWH Infrastructure funds of the Department of Public Works and Highways for priority safety projects funded by the Motor Vehicle Users Charge requiring P million budget but what was funded was only 28 projects and the rest were abandoned. The requested P million became P million, bigger because the additional funds went to select beneficiaries.
But 19 projects alone already got P million allotments. Fortunately their release was held even with the signed Special Allotment Release orders. Because of this, inthe agency sank in debts forcing the national government to honor its P billion foreign obligations.
The shortage wasmetric tons but it boughtmt. In the shortage was onlymt but it bought 1. Because of the over-importation, the excess supply was left to rot in bodegas even if total debts for these imports reached P Aquino III, delivering his first State of the Nation Address, today said that misuse of the national budget and funds abuse by state-run firms and agencies during the Arroyo administration will weigh heavily against his fledgling administration, but he vowed to reverse the situation while opening windows of opportunity for all.
This means, he said, that roughly one l percent is left for each remaining month. He said that in the first half of this year, government expenditures have already exceeded the revenues boosting the first semester national deficit to Pl Earlier projections placed the yearend figure to reach about P billion.
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The President also rued over the abuse of funds by certain government-owned and-controlled corporations GOCCswhich his people have unearthed barely a month into his six-year term. The President said billions have been lost in still unexplained and questionable deals entered into by many GOCCs whose incumbent officials are mostly last-hour or midnight appointees of former President Arroyo.
The President said it was revolting to know that money was there only to be wasted. The President singled out the MWSS as an example of how state funds are misused with top officials themselves enjoying millions in cash perks and even housing privileges in MWSS properties.
He also cited the misuse of the P2 billion calamity funds where 70 percent has now been spent even as the country enters into the critical typhoon season of the year.
The President also cited the critical funding situation of the National Food Authority, now debt-ridden by about Pl77 billion due to over-importation. Fiscal Responsibility bill b. Amendment to the Procurement Law c. National Land Use bill e. Amendment to the National Defense Act, and f.
Strengthening the witness protection program The President bared that he would convene the Legislative Executive Development Advisory Council LEDAC at the soonest possible time to discuss the bills that need to be addressed He assured legislators that he would keep an open mind and treat the legislators honorably.