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Manila Media Monitor -- MARCH 2010

Manila Media Monitor -- MARCH 2010

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Manila Media Monitor is one best brand of Filipino Canadian newspaper in Toronto, published by professional journalists ... Balita sa mga Filipino sa Toronto, paligid at sa Pilipinas ...
Manila Media Monitor is one best brand of Filipino Canadian newspaper in Toronto, published by professional journalists ... Balita sa mga Filipino sa Toronto, paligid at sa Pilipinas ...

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March 2010 Toronto, Canada
FALCON
continued on
p. 12NOYNOY
continued on
p. 13
“I look for cooperationwith you”
 By Ace Alvarez
- Con Gen Falcon
Consul General Minerva Falcon (center) respondng to a question during the Philippine Press Club-Ontario BreakfastForum in Scarborough, presided by club president Tenny Soriano (left). Accompanying the new Consul General at her second public function since assuming her post in Toronto is Consul Edna Mae Lazaro. (Photo: Ariel Ramos)
Philippine Consul Generalin Toronto Minerva Jean A.Falcon looks forward for coop-eration with the Filipino mediain Toronto to achieve her man-date from the Philippine gov-ernment “to keep the patriotic
re burning among Filipinos.”
The new Consul Generalaired this message during the
rst breakfast forum for 2010of the Philippine Press Club-
Ontario (PPCO) held in Scar-
borough, March 6 -- barely
two weeks after she assumedher post.The forum touched severalissues affecting the Filipino
Canadian community in To
-
ronto and its suburbs, amongothers, migrant workers, espe
-
cially the live-in caregivers.
Consul General Falcon as-sured the Filipino media that
“little by little, the governmentis doing something for the bet
-terment of the Filipino migrant
workers.”
Consul General Falcon, a career diplomat
A career diplomat, Mrs. Fal
-con passed the Foreign Service
Ofcers Examination in 1971.
She graduated from the
University of the Philippines
with a Bachelor of Laws and a
member of the Phil
-
“to keep the patriotic fre burning among Filipinos.
ippine Bar. She has an M.A.in International Relations from
Boston University.
Consul General Falconhas held several positions in theDepartment of Foreign Affairs(DFA) and was assigned tothe following Foreign Service
Posts: Sydney, Melbourne,Paris, Madrid, Honolulu, Ham
-
Noynoy, Mar mosttrusted candidates
- Pulse Asia
MANILA - The LiberalParty (LP) said recently thatits standard-bearer, Sen. Beni
-
gno “Noynoy” Aquino III andhis running mate, Sen. ManuelRoxas II were the most trustedby Filipino voters among pub
-
lic gures and among all can
-didates running in the presi-dential and vice-presidential
elections on May 10, accordingto a Pulse Asia survey.In contrast, voters’ trust fortheir rivals, Na
-
cionalista Party
standard-
bearer Sen.
ManuelVillar Jr.and his run-
ning mate,
Sen. Loren
Legarda’s
ratings de-
clined, with Villar suffering adouble-digit drop.According to the LP, the lat
-
est Pulse Asia survey conduct
-
ed from Feb. 21 to 25 among1,800 respondents also showedAquino and Roxas topping vot
-
ers’ preferences for presidentand vice president, respective
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ly if elections were held duringthe time of the survey.Pulse Asia said Aquino en
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 joyed the “big trust” of 64 per
-
cent of Filipino voters, making
Sen. Manuel “Mar” Roxas III, left, and partymate Sen. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.
 
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Manila Media Monitor
March 2010
 
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March 2010
Manila Media Monitor
NEWS
VILLAR
cont’d on
p.5
MANILA -- Global
Filipino Nation (GFN)presents the comprehen-
sive Governance Matrix
of Senator Villar. The
Matrix is drawn from themany speeches and inter
-
views given by Senator
Villar. GFN has invited
other “Presidentiables”
to provide inputs for theirrespective GovernanceMatrices. GFN is an in-ternational organization
of global Filipino leaders
and organizations com-mitted to “Building the
Global Filipino Nationfor Good Governance”.
Its Convenors reside in
30 countries, including
the Philippines.The focus of 
Senator Villar’s
governance vision is
on economic, social
and political prog-ress. As a Change
Leader, he aims toapply strong politi
-
cal will, among oth
-
ers, to:
promote goodgovernance and se-
riously redress corrup
-tion;
carry out a bi-focal
economic thrust of lift-ing Investments and Net
Exports as the main GDP
growth drivers -- en-compassing a deepenedreservoir of internation-
ally-competitive entre
-
preneurs, increased agri
-
cultural productivity and
an enlarged domestic in-
dustrial base;
broaden social pro
-grams through revital-
ized education, expandedbasic health services andextensive housing pro
-grams;
develop a built-insafety net that avoids de
-
stabilizing price adjust
-ments for medicines and
basic necessities;
arrest the wide-spread degradation of theenvironment and engen-
der healthy ecologicalbalance; and
curb widespreadcriminality and usher in
lasting peace.The Villar Governance
Matrix species the ma
-
 jor policy elements for6 major sectors: educa
-
tion; health, nutrition
and reproductive health;investments; agriculture;
exports; and military.The Matrix provides 26detailed policy initia
-
tives for economic (10),social (8) and political(8) reforms. The targetedpolicy initiatives cover:
Economic issues:
 
poverty alleviation andemployment; regulatoryand bureaucratic reforms;scal management; do
-
mestic and foreign debt;
oligopolies and level
playing eld; capital mo
-
bilization, esp. micro
-nance; agrarian reform;infrastructure program;
Villar Governance Matrix Unveiled
high power cost; high do-mestic transport cost;
Social Issues:
moraldegradation and values
transformation; publicsafety and national se
-
curity; human rights;population; youth; en
-vironment; housing and
urbanization; and migra
-tion; and
Political Issues:
Con-stitutional amendments;
global Filipinos and
universal proportionalrepresentation; electoralreform; foreign affairs;
Mindanao peace prob
-lem; Rule of Law (incl.
a possible jury system);corruption; and pork bar
-rel.
Highlights of the Vil
-
lar Governance Matrix,
which are in the currentradar screen of discus-sion groups the world
over, include:
 
Economic
restore the ratio of Investments to GDP fromthe present weak circa

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