Aquino: Filipinos are worth fighting for

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 09:07 p.m.

MANILA (Updated) -- Faced with impeachment complaints and sliding popularity ratings, President Benigno Aquino III turned emotional in his State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday before members of Congress.

Aquino said he's already contented that if the time comes for him to go, there will be those who will continue the reforms he have made since he took power in 2010. He said the next President must continue "without a shred of doubt" the transformation the country is achieving.

Aquino: I’m already contented

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 08:47 p.m.

MANILA -- Faced with impeachment complaints and sliding popularity ratings, President Benigno Aquino III turned emotional in his State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday before members of Congress.

Aquino said he's already contented that if the time comes for him to go, there will be those who will continue the reforms he have made since he took power in 2010.

Full text of Aquino’s 5th State of the Nation Address

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 07:12 p.m.

State of the Nation Address of His Excellency Benigno S. Aquino III, President of the Philippines, to the Congress of the Philippines

(Delivered at the Session Hall of the House of Representatives, Batasang Pambansa Complex, Quezon City, on July 28, 2014)

NGCP completes restoration of lines damaged by 'Glenda'

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 06:24 p.m.

THE National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) said Monday that it has completed restoring all the transmission and sub-transmission lines damaged by Typhoon "Glenda" in the Luzon grid.

NGCP, the country’s sole electric transmission service provider, restored the 122 lines in 11 days after the typhoon made landfall, making its full services available to all its South Luzon and Bicol grid customers.

Aquino: Supplemental budget needed for DAP projects

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 05:34 p.m.

MANILA -- President Benigno Aquino III asked Congress on Monday to give him extra funds to pursue projects that had been discontinued after the Supreme Court (SC) declared his Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) unconstitutional.

He also asked lawmakers to must lay down clearer rules defining the President's power over the budget. The President is proposing P2.606-trillion national budget for 2015. (Sunnex)

Aquino: AFP modernization ongoing

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 05:04 p.m.

MANILA -- President Benigno Aquino III said Monday in his State of the Nation Address (Sona) that the administration is continuously working for the modernization of the Armed forces of the Philippines.

"Alam din nating mahal ang kailangan nating mga kagamitan. Ikinalulugod kong iulat, tuloy-tuloy ang modernisasyon ng AFP," he said.

Aquino: Budget for infra has more than doubled

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 04:49 p.m.

MANILA -- President Benigno Aquino III said Monday in his State of the Nation Address (Sona) that the government's budget for infrastructure has "more than doubled" from P200.3 billion in 2011 it went up to P404.3 billion in 2014.

President Aquino: Our budget for infrastructure has more than doubled. #SONA2014 pic.twitter.com/y8Y3am8SEB

Rehab plans for Cebu, other Yolanda-hit areas approved

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 04:47 p.m.

CEBU CITY (Updated) -- President Benigno Aquino III has approved the rehabilitation plans submitted by at least six local government units (LGUs) hit by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in November last year.

Aquino: PHL economy taking off

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 04:29 p.m.

MANILA – President Benigno Aquino III in his State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday said the country's economy is finally taking off, citing investment grade status from Moody’s, Fitch Group and Standard and Poor's.

Aquino showcases DAP benefits

Monday, July 28, 2014 - 04:13 p.m.

MANILA -- President Benigno Aquino III recited before members of Congress on Monday the benefits of the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

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