University of San Carlos
School of Law and Governance
Department of Political Science
The State of the Nation Address (SONA)
as a Constitutional Mandate
Informing Power of the President:
Article VII, Sec. 23
...
Delivered every last Monday of July to the
Congress in a joint session
The SONA delivered last July 22, 2013 is the 4th
ad...
Half of PNoy’s term as President
has already lapsed (2010-2013; 2013-2016)
The SONA delivered last July 22, 2013 is the
4t...
The Philippines and its economic performance
The Philippines and its international relations
The Philippines and territori...
 Of the 503,521 people who graduated from the
programs of TESDA and DOLE, 6 out of 10 have
found jobs;
 70.9 percent of ...
 Almost 4 million household-beneficiaries of the conditional
cash transfer program
 Families with children up to 18 year...
EDUCATION
 Erased backlogs in chairs, in textbooks, and about
to address shortage in classrooms.
AGRARIAN REFORM
 The De...
 Agricultural sector grew 3.3 percent, triple that of 2012
 Rice self-sufficiency on-target. The maximum to be
imported ...
 Multi-hazard mapping complete for 28 most vulnerable sites;
Greater Metro Manila area to be completed in 2014
 525 auto...
 Distribution of firearms and weapons to meet the goal
of one pistol-to-one police ratio
 491,929 licenses verified unde...
BENEFITS OF MEN IN UNIFORM
 21,800 housing projects for policemen completed in 2012;
this year’s target of 31,200 houses ...
 Amend Cabotage Law
 Enact Fiscal Incentives Rationalization Bill
 Focus on Land Administration Reform Bill
 Review of...
 Ternate-Nasugbu Road
 Aluling Bridge in Ilocos Sur
 Laguindingan Airport
 Inauguration of the Advanced Device and Mat...
 Earned titles such as Best Tourist
Destination, Most Romantic Destination, Best
Diving Site, Palawan as Best Island in v...
TURNAROUND STORIES OF
GOCCs
 Local Water Utilities Administration’s P870 million in net
profit in 2012
 Metropolitan Wat...
 Former leadership of TESDA now being held
accountable for overpriced purchases during the term
of Augusto Syjuco Jr.
 I...
SONA 2013
SONA 2013
SONA 2013
SONA 2013
SONA 2013
SONA 2013
SONA 2013
SONA 2013
SONA 2013
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

SONA 2013

744 views
607 views

Published on

A Critical Response on the State of the Nation Address of President Benigno Simeon Cojuangco Aquino III delivered on the 22nd of July 2013.

Published in: News & Politics, Business
0 Comments
2 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total views
744
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
14
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
30
Comments
0
Likes
2
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

SONA 2013

  1. 1. University of San Carlos School of Law and Governance Department of Political Science
  2. 2. The State of the Nation Address (SONA) as a Constitutional Mandate Informing Power of the President: Article VII, Sec. 23 Communication & Information in Nation-Building; Full Public Disclosure Policy; Transparency
  3. 3. Delivered every last Monday of July to the Congress in a joint session The SONA delivered last July 22, 2013 is the 4th address of the President
  4. 4. Half of PNoy’s term as President has already lapsed (2010-2013; 2013-2016) The SONA delivered last July 22, 2013 is the 4th address of the President The Social Contract to the Filipino People; Matuwid na Daan: “Walang korupt, walang mahirap.”
  5. 5. The Philippines and its economic performance The Philippines and its international relations The Philippines and territorial disputes
  6. 6.  Of the 503,521 people who graduated from the programs of TESDA and DOLE, 6 out of 10 have found jobs;  70.9 percent of the graduates found employment in TESDA’s Information Technology- Business Processing Operations program, up from 28.5 percent from 2006 to 2008. J O B S
  7. 7.  Almost 4 million household-beneficiaries of the conditional cash transfer program  Families with children up to 18 years old will be included in the program  Calls for reforms in the Social Security Service (SSS) pension scheme to address shortage of funds  PhilHealth coverage jumped from 62% of Filipinos in 2010 to 81%  Expanded Z benefit package to cover other conditions and diseases  Allotted P33 billion for the modernization of 4,518 hospitals, rural health units and health stations in the country SOCIAL WELFARE
  8. 8. EDUCATION  Erased backlogs in chairs, in textbooks, and about to address shortage in classrooms. AGRARIAN REFORM  The Department of Agrarian Reform has completed the list of beneficiaries of Hacienda Luisita; turnover of lots will start on September.  All notices of coverage under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program will have been served by 2014.
  9. 9.  Agricultural sector grew 3.3 percent, triple that of 2012  Rice self-sufficiency on-target. The maximum to be imported would be the minimum access volume of 350,000 metric tons, including the 187,000 metric tons of buffer stock  Tap the potentials of coconut industry by intercropping; 434 sites targeted in 2013 for coconut intercropping  Cites the cold storage facility in Bataraza, Palawan province  Ongoing construction of ports, roads and other infrastructure to benefit the fishing industry AGRICULTURE/FISH
  10. 10.  Multi-hazard mapping complete for 28 most vulnerable sites; Greater Metro Manila area to be completed in 2014  525 automated water-level monitoring stations and rain gauges set up under Project NOAH  Cooperating with LGUs to relocate informal settlers  Allocation of P6.2 billion to address flooding in Metro Manila (Construction of the Blumentritt Interceptor Catchment area)  9,377 houses for “Sendong” victims; 4,374 additional houses underway; 53,106 houses for “Pablo” victims; 17,609 additional houses underway  19,400 families to be relocated from Metro Manila waterways  Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to file cases against owners of structures who have closed or obstructed waterways DISASTER-PREPAREDNESS
  11. 11.  Distribution of firearms and weapons to meet the goal of one pistol-to-one police ratio  491,929 licenses verified under Oplan Katok  Private armies down by 63 percent; election-related violence down to 77 cases  Peaceful elections in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao  Accountability for the deaths of Ozamiz Gang members  Agreement with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front on the issue of wealth sharing between the Philippine government and a Bangsamoro autonomous entity  Reiterated the government’s commitment to uphold agreement. PEACE & ORDER SITUATION
  12. 12. BENEFITS OF MEN IN UNIFORM  21,800 housing projects for policemen completed in 2012; this year’s target of 31,200 houses to be completed next month  Calls on the Government Service Insurance System to assist in addressing the pension and benefits problems of police and soldiers PROCUREMENT  The Department of Science and Technology to assist in purchase of big ticket items
  13. 13.  Amend Cabotage Law  Enact Fiscal Incentives Rationalization Bill  Focus on Land Administration Reform Bill  Review of PD 1638 and RA 8551 to ensure pensions of PNP and AFP personnel are timely and balanced  Passage of Bangsamoro Basic Law before end of 2014  Review of Marcos-issued decrees PD No. 1113 and PD No. 1894  Review of Civil Service Code and PD No. 1  P2.268-trillion national budget LEGISLATIVE
  14. 14.  Ternate-Nasugbu Road  Aluling Bridge in Ilocos Sur  Laguindingan Airport  Inauguration of the Advanced Device and Materials Testing Laboratory to support the semi-conductor industry  Jalaur River Multi-Purpose Project II to benefit 24,000 farmers  PPP airports: Laguindingan; Tacloban; Bicol International; New Bohol; Mactan; Puerto Princesa  NAIA rehabilitation underway  Integrated Transport System Terminals in Parañaque, Muntinlupa, Quezon City  NLEx-SLEx Connector Road project INFRASTRUCTURE
  15. 15.  Earned titles such as Best Tourist Destination, Most Romantic Destination, Best Diving Site, Palawan as Best Island in various travel magazines  4.3 million tourists in 2012; targets 56.1 million domestic travel in 2016  Tourism brought in 3.8 million jobs in 2012  Lifting of Philippine Airlines ban from flying to Europe TOURISM
  16. 16. TURNAROUND STORIES OF GOCCs  Local Water Utilities Administration’s P870 million in net profit in 2012  Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System posted P2 billion in profit in 2012 from a P34-million net loss in 2010 GOOD GOVERNANCE & SAVINGS  P18.4-billion savings by the DPWH  P2.9-billion savings in textbook purchase
  17. 17.  Former leadership of TESDA now being held accountable for overpriced purchases during the term of Augusto Syjuco Jr.  Indicted former officials of PAGCOR who are accused of embezzling P26.7 million to produce a movie and spending P186 million to finance a party-list group  Former leaders of PNP being made to answer allegations regarding P131.6 million wasted on defective rubber boats and P105 million spent on anomalous purchase of secondhand helicopters GOOD GOVERNANCE & JUSTICE

×