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By bulatlat.com The public deserves better than a selective presentation of facts and figures in the president’s first year, and is hoping to be given a whole picture of the state of the nation. This is the challenge for President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino issued today by non-government research group IBON. “Pres. Benigno Aquino III’s first…

Media Release There is a marked increase in the 2011 national government (NG) budget submitted to Congress, making the proposed budget alarmingly patronage-rich, says research group IBON. The Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) in the proposed 2011 budget has increased by Php13.9 billion or 128.5% from Php10.9 billion in 2010 to Php24.8 billion. According to…

The treaty symbolizes the second invasion of the country by Japan and that senators may choose to be patriots or collaborators when they vote on the controversial agreement, said Arnold Padilla of the No Deal coalition. BY IBON FOUNDATION Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No.2, February 10-16,2008 No Deal!, a coalition of organizations and individuals…

The Arroyo administration’s hype over its full-year 2007 economic growth cannot hide its many economic failures. BY IBON FOUNDATION Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 1, February 3-9, 2008 The Arroyo administration’s hype over its full-year 2007 economic growth cannot hide its many economic failures, according to independent think-tank IBON Foundation. Reacting to the administration’s…

Addressing the impact of the lowering peso value requires more than the mitigating measures government has so far implemented, including the hedge fund set up by the DBP, and Malacañang’s fiscal stimulus program BY SONNY AFRICA IBON Features Posted by Bulatlat Vol. VIII, No. 1, February 3-9, 2008 A year ago, President Gloria Arroyo was…