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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
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“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
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
bearer Sen.
ManuelVillar Jr.and his run-
ning mate,
Sen. Loren
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
ly if elections were held duringthe time of the survey.Pulse Asia said Aquino en
 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.
Manila Media Monitor
March 2010
March 2010
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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
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
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
Highlights of the Vil
lar Governance Matrix,
which are in the currentradar screen of discus-sion groups the world
over, include:
restore the ratio of Investments to GDP fromthe present weak circa

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