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President Aquino started his Fifth SONA recounting how the

Philippines, once called as the “sick of man of Asia” and transformed
into one of the most promising economy in Asia. He narrated how
the government endured the corruption and hardships before his
terms started. The President then expressed his sentiments how the
national government transformed.
Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP):
Pres. PNoy explained the importance of the Disbursement
Acceleration Program (DAP) as he defended his stance, despite the
controversy surrounding its implementation. He showed all the
projects funded by DAP that came from the savings of the national
government. The Pres. noted that because of DAP, it was able to
help TESDA scholars achieved their goals even showcasing a
testimonials from benificiaries of the program.
Through DAP, the government was able to financed the Conditional
Cash Transfer Program which was branded by the government as
4P’s or the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program.
Pres. Aquino also lobbied the DAP’s contribution to the Philippine
economy as the administration was able to manage the country’s
budget as well as its debt effectively. He also noted the investment
grades status given to the Philippines and even mentioned the
International Civil Aviation Administration’s ban lifting.
Business, Finance, Economy, Public Works & Transportation:
Pres. PNoy shared how the Philippines became one of the leading
countries in Asia for its growth in GDP and GNP. He also noted that
the employment rate of the country had increased and reflects how
his administration handled the labor policies.
According to the President, the Infrastructure projects have doubled
even without doubling to raise taxes. President PNoy noted that

Peace & Order. such as the Laguna Lakeshore Expressway Dike to help reduce flooding. He noted that the TPLEX will reach Rosario. The President also mentioned some numbers in relation to labor with a total of 221. seven Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects worth P62. PNoy also cited the PNP’s “Opland: Lambat” and “Oplan: Katok” in fighting crimes in Metro Manila. He noted that P3.6 billion were approved.184 kilometers of national roads were completed. La Union soon.there is P28 billion savings at the Department of Public Works and Highways because of the corruption in the agency have been cut. a total of 2. assault rifles. the typhoon Yolanda affected provinces. ease traffic. The President also boasted that from the start of his term. naval vessels and radar systems under the AFP modernization program. The President also thanked the international community for their help in the recovery effort and on their help for Yolanda aid. helicopters. . Aquino mentioned the latest development after the controversial Zamboanga siege. Disaster Management: Pres. He also noted the recent developments in the rehabilitation efforts in the earthquake-hit Bohol. The success of the government’s effort on reinforcing the police and army forces was also noted as an achievement as the government achieved the 1:1 pistol ratio. and housings in Zamboanga City. aside from mentioning several projects underway. noting that the security situations has greatly improved.987 jobs created during the rehabilitation period of those who were affected by calamities. Pres. He also discussed the government’s modernization of the AFP by purchasing aircrafts.5 billion allotted for infrastructure projects.

saying that the loudest ones don’t want reforms in the government. Utility and Agriculture: President PNoy admits the delay of the new power plants. Aquino also made an advised for choosing the country’s next leader in the upcoming 2016 Presidential Election. I fully believe . He was quoted as saying “Sino ang walang dudang magpapatuloy sa transformasyong ating isinakatuparan? The President also noted that “The Filipino is worth living for. but he noted that it needs to be addressed soon so power and energy resources can be managed well for future shortage. pushing for the Bangsamoro Basic Law before year-end. Energy. Pres. He also warned those rice traders hoarding stocks of rice to be careful with their illegal activities because the government will surely go after them. The Philippines is also looking forward for its plans to import more rice to bring down the rice prices in the domestic market. Power. He also told the viewing public about the critics of his administrations. The Philippine President ended his speech with “To my Bosses: You are behind the transformation we are enjoying. PNoy expressed his proposition for he passage of the Supplemental Budget for the year 2014 in the Philippine Congress. Aquino even underscored that his critics are against he whole nation or the Filipino people. Budget and Finance: Pres. Moving Forward: Pres. He also cited the ongoing agreeement with the Bangsamoro. the Filipino is definitely worth fighting for. the Bureau of Customs which according to the President he had reset the entire agency. You are the key to continuing all the positive changes we have achieved.The reforms is also under way in the government’s most controversial agency.

that. Thank you very much. Good afternoon to all of you. .” “nd so. whether I am here or not. the Filipino is headed towards the rightful destination. I will leave it here.” he said.