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    1. SEVERAL advocacy groups have joined in denouncing the Aquino administration for the alleged “misuse and misappropriation” of funds supposedly earmarked for the Yolanda rehabilitation program. In a forum dubbed “State of Yolanda Reconstruction: The Aquino Legacy,” the NASSA/Caritas Philippines, the Development and Peace, Freedom from Debt Coalition, Tacloban City’s Maunlad…

    2. The Fallen 44 and other SONA unmentionables

      The Manila TimesJul 29 08:04 AM

      RICARDO SALUDO Columnists and commentators have been having a field day exposing fallacies and untruths in President Benigno Aquino 3rd’s last State of the Nation Address. We don’t have much to add, except one subtle note: If the administration boosted … Read more » The post The Fallen 44 and other SONA unmentionables appeared first on The Manila Times Online .

    3. A militant labor group expects President Benigno Aquino III will make no advantageous pronouncements to the interests and welfare of the Filipino workers but more antagonistic policies and programs on his final State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday. Thousands are expected to launch protests on SONA of President Aquino on Monday, including the […]

    4. MANILA, July 26, 2015—Citing the substandard temporary shelters in Tacloban and the misuse of funding for mangrove reforestation in Samar and Leyte, representatives from various advocacy groups have joined forces in denouncing the Aquino administration over its alleged “misuse and misappropriation” of funds supposedly earmarked for the Yolanda rehabilitation program. Billion-peso debts In a ...

    5. MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno Aquino III on Monday, July 27, admitted the need to do more after disasters such as Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) and the magnitude-7.2 earthquake in the Visayas. " May mga natitira pa pong gawain. May mga komunidad pa rin tayong namumuhay sa peligrosong ...

    6. Palace admits issues in Yolanda aid funds

      Manila Standard TodayJul 25 09:39 AM

      THE Palace admitted on Saturday that the Aquino administration is facing challenges in implementing its rehabilitation program for the survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda that devastated the country in 2013. ]]

    7. SoNAta for Yolanda

      Journal OnlineJul 26 04:25 AM

      The best gauge for the true state of the nation is the status of the Yolanda rehabilitation efforts. By sizing up the reconstruction work at the devastated areas – mainly the provinces located on the eastern seaboard of the country – a complete picture – not just snap shots of…

    8. No president since the time of strongman Ferdinand Marcos has been spared from the insolence of effigy-burning – militant groups' way of dramatizing their discontent. But President Benigno Aquino III probably got the earliest whip of this scornful public demonstration just a few months into his presidency in 2010, after he allowed to slash education budget by 1.7 percent for 2011.

    9. MANILA, July 25, 2015—Just days ahead of his last State of the Nation Address (SONA), groups pushing for the rights of Yolanda survivors have expressed disappointment over what they see as the “sluggish implementation” of the typhoon Yolanda reconstruction program, stressing the need for President Benigno S. Aquino III (PNoy) to hasten its completion before [...]

    10. 132,000 Yolanda victims still live in tents

      Manila Standard TodayJul 24 12:57 PM

      SOME 132,000 poor families remain homeless and still live in tent cities and bunkhouses in Tacloban City and other areas devastated by super typhoon Yolanda two years ago as President Benigno Aquino III has yet to approve the release of P54 billion for housing resettlement, former national treasurer Leonor Magtolis Briones said Friday. ]]

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