Aquino SONA 2015 Speech 46 point he bring up

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President Benigno Aquino III delivered his last State of the Nation Address (SONA) at 4 pm on Monday, July 27

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Here are 46 things he talked about in his last speech before Congress:

1. Stopped the culture of “wangwang” since he assumed his post as president

2. Inauguration of the Cavite-Muntinlupa Expressway; private sector’s willingness working with the government in public-private partnerships

3. Previous administration’s ‘false achievements’ and anomalies

4. Decision to run as president after the death of his mother, former President Corazon Aquino

5. Resignation of Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez, impeachment of Chief Justice Renato Corona

6. Appointment of competent public officials to government posts

7. Increased revenues of government-owned and controlled corporations

8. Improved tax collections by the Bureau of Internal Revenue, poised to collect P1.5 trillion in 2015, with 380 tax evasion cases filed; gave credit to BIR Commissioner Kim Henares

9. Raised the budget reenactments done by the previous administration compared to his administration’s timely annual passage of the General Appropriations Act

10. Country’s improvement in global competitiveness, fast growth of the Philippine economy; investment grade credit ratings

11. Only 15 labor strikes during his administration; gave credit to Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz

12. Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino program beneficiaries now at 4.4 million

13. Number of out-of-school youth went down by 1.7 million

14. Alleged leakage in the Conditional Cash Transfer program was based on 2009 figures, a year before he assumed office

15. Additional investment in education within the proposed 2016 budget

16. Defense of K to 12; Training for Work Scholarship program; improved lives of graduates from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA); gave credit to TESDA chief Joel Villanueva

17. 89.4 million Filipinos are now covered by PhilHealth

18. 78 percent of target achieved by the Sitio Electrification Program

19. Lifting of aviation limits die to improved aviation safety; more long-haul flights to and from the Philippines

20. Meeting certification standards for seamen

21. MRT woes brought about by private contractor; additional trains and rehabilitation program for escalators underway

22. Modernization program for the Armed Forces of the Philippines – five C-130s, three C-295 medium lift transports, two C-212 light lift transports; landing crafts for rescue and clearing operations; various aircraft, seacraft, arms and equipment to defend the country’s territorial integrity

23. 1:1 police-to-pistol ratio for the Philippine National Police, along with 2,523 procured patrol jeeps; 577 utility vehicles; 12,399 handheld radios; 30,136 long firearms, among others

24. Praise for Oplan Lambat Sibat, an anti-criminality drive led by Interior Secretary Mar Roxas. 163,000 suspects caught; 1,000 gangs neutralized; crime rate falling down in Metro Manila; neutralization of high-profile targets

25. Raising combat pay and subsistence allowance for police personnel

26. Infrastructure projects completed in different areas of the country, including new bridges, roads, flood control projects even in areas led by non-allies of the administration

27. Need to retrofit Guadalupe bridge

28. 10 awarded, 13 ongoing and 27 public-private partnerships in the pipeline

29. Philippines first in Asia, second worldwide in terms of job optimism

30. Car sales 27 percent up in 2014

31. European Commission removed the Philippine fishing industry from the blacklist

32. Call for solons to pass the Bangsamoro Basic Law

33. Call for the passage of the rationalization of fiscal incentives; unified personnel pension reform bill; 2016 General Appropriations Act

34. Push for the passage anti-dynasty law

35. Thanked the Congress for the passage of key legislation

36. Recalled the sacrifice of his parents, former Sen. Benigno Aquino and former President Corazon Aquino

37. Thanked Cabinet members, government appointees, other officials and staff for their service

38. Recognition of religious leaders and other citizens who have contributed to the country

39. Thanked his own family

40. Thanked Filipinos, saying, “Napakalaking karangalan ang pamunuan po kayong lahat.”

41. Raised the need to continue reforms during his administration

42. Government’s adherence to the rule of law in the West Philippine Sea dispute, despite China’s might

43. Modernization of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration

44. From 2010-2014, the Philippines posted an average of 6.2-percent gross domestic product growth

45. Warned against the return to “crooked path” in light of the upcoming elections, saying his reforms can be undone by a single election

46. Asked for forgiveness amid the shortcomings of the administration

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