The Ten Point Agenda

Introduction

  1. The creation of six million jobs in six years via more opportunities given to entrepreneurs, tripling of the amount of loans for lending to small and medium enterprises and the development of one to two million hectares of land for agricultural business. 
  2. The construction of new buildings, classrooms, provision of desks and chairs and books for students and scholarships to poor families, 
  3. The balancing of the budget, 
  4. The “decentralization” of progress around the nation through the use of transportation networks like the roll-on, roll-off and the digital infrastructure, 
  5. The provision of electricity and water supply to barangays nationwide, 
  6. The decongestion of Metro Manila by forming new cores of government and housing centers in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, 
  7. The development of Clark and Subic as the best international service and logistic centers in the region, 
  8. The automation of the electoral process, 
  9. A just end to the peace process, 
  10. A fair closure to the divisiveness among the Edsa 1, 2 and 3 forces. (Arroyo strolling in the region of the Subic-Tarlac Express way) 

Description And Analysis Beat The Odds

B – balanced budget E – education for all A – automated elections T – transportation and digital infrastructure. T – terminate hostilities with the MILF and NPA H – heal the wounds of EDSAs I, II and III E – electricity and water for all. O – opportunities for livelihood and ten million jobs D – decongestion of Metro Manila DS – develop Subic and Clark. 

Description

“The development of Clark and Subic as the best international service and logistic centers in the region” (This part nman.. description ng project.. iniwan ko na toh.. pra me gagawin nman kau.. mas mhaba.. mas okei.. joke.. ewan.. kayo na bhala kung brief but straight to the point or elongated but florid statement.. hahaha) 

Analysis

( Guys. In this part. I don’t know if we must concentrate on our assigned agenda or we must also look at the overall view of the ten point agenda.. hat I’ve searched is ung sa overall kasi di rin ako mkahanap ng about sa subic echos.. sana kayo mkahanap.. then place it under this overall analysis.. kayo na bhala) 

Beating The Odds is an analytical close up of policy making, decision making, and action taking by a Philippine President under the most challenging circumstances. Through rigorous research and study, we students as researchers have been able to consolidate a portrait of leadership centralizing hounding budget deficit and economy downfall. Beating the odds is composed of many issues but we concentrated on the issue of budgeting, governance and the tenth agenda. President Arroyo presided over 34 quarters of uninterrupted growth in the Philippine economy, drastically cut the deficit and set the basis of financial stability through the global financial crunch of 2009. The budget was in a dismal state when she first took over the reins of power in 2001. Revenues were low, debt was high, and inefficiencies and corruption drained the country’s coffers. She took steps to ensure the proper ranking of government expenditures and allocations and implemented tax reforms to improve collections. By supporting and pushing the revenue and customs agencies to ferret out tax evaders, she stepped up revenue collections. 

Working closely with Congress, she pushed for the approval of fiscal reforms to further increase revenues and balances the budget. Her actions sustained the economy as it ushered in a period of sustained growth that has shielded the Philippines from global financial upheavals. Inheritance of GMA to the motherland, the positive side (Strength) President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, in her 112th Independence Day speech, said she will leave the Filipino people a legacy of a strong and stable economy. In her speech at the Quirino Grandstand in Luneta Park, her last as head of state, the outgoing President said her reform programs “now offer more economic opportunities and support the aspirations of our heroes who all dreamt of a national vision of attaining prosperity, freedom and justice for all. Since the start of her administration in 2001, the President said poverty alleviation became the centerpiece of her 10-point agenda the so-called beat the odds. 

Beat The Odds stands for a Balanced budget; Education for all; Automated elections; Transportation and digital infrastructure; Terminate hostilities with the MILF and NPA; Heal the wounds of EDSAs I, II and III; Electricity and water for all; Opportunities for livelihood and ten million jobs; Decongestion of Metro Manila; Develop Subic-Clark. She said the implementation of these pro-poor programs were all achieved through economic reforms that resulted to a lower budget deficit, better economic growth and generated much needed funds to finance vital infrastructure projects such ports, seaports, airports, bridges, highway networks and the roll-on roll-off ferry system. 

The President said the May 2010 automated elections also delivered the most modern and open election that will lastingly change the face of Philippine politics such as the earliest proclamation in history of the President and Vice President. In the course of her speech, beneficiaries thanked the President for her numerous programs. Mrs. Arroyo presented them one-by-one and then talked to them in their dialect, and then cited her administration’s achievements in the last 9 years. Among these achievements are on transportation, job creation, expanding business opportunities, education, addressing the Communist and Moro rebellion, implementation of the May 10 automated elections, generating more electricity and improving water supply, developing the call center industry, and the transformation of the Subic-Clark economic zone. The President said these beneficiaries are among the millions of Filipinos who benefited and gained employment from BEAT THE ODDS. The negative side (Weaknesses) 

  1. The first Chief Executive to be formally accused in Congress of cheating, lying and stealing. 
  2. The highest level of public debt (P6 trillion) and the biggest amount of foreign borrowing (more than Presidents Corazon Aquino, Fidel Ramos and Joseph Estrada combined). 
  3. The biggest number of downgrades of American, British and Japanese credit rating firms. 
  4. The No. most corrupt country in Asia in a survey of 102 countries according to the World Economic Forum and Asian Development Bank. Now also confirmed in the CBCP statement calling for “reforms” in her “graft-ridden” government. Estimates of amounts lost to corruption reach as high as P200 billion. 
  5. The most dangerous place for journalists in the whole world, 2nd only to war-torn Iraq according to the New York- based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and earlier the London based ICJ. And the killings of judges, prosecutors and lawyers are also common. Index crimes are up 15 percent over last year. 
  6. The new shabu-manufacturing center in Asia with the number of drug users multiplying rapidly. Marijuana plantations in the highlands are increasing. 
  7. The harshest repression of freedom of speech and of assembly topped by a no permit, no rally policy. Control of media is Malacanang’s policy. 
  8. The highest unemployment rate (20. 3 percent adult unemployment rate as reported by SWS) and the highest underemployment rate (26 percent) including the collapse of the garment industry. UP Economics professor Dr. Ernesto Pernia found out that with 1. 4 million new entrants to the labor force yearly, GMA created only 800,000 new jobs annually, many of them casual or part-time. 
  9. The weakest link in the war on terror and the loss of standing and respect in the international community accompanied by a deterioration of US-Philippine relations. Mindanao has been tagged as a terrorist training ground. 
  10. The most expensive and the most fraudulent elections held ever on May 10, 2004, now documented on tape and prefabricated election returns and certificates of canvass. 

A ranking DBM official has now revealed that P750 million was released to Phil Health before the elections and more than P3 billion has been spent for the alagaan mo ang kalsada natin election gimmicks. 11) The fastest deterioration in the poverty line from 32 percent under President Erap to 53 percent in four years of GMA with a Ph. D. in Economics. Hunger stalks the land with 58 percent saying they are not eating properly, with many saying they eat only once a day. Many are even selling their bodies or their organs just to survive. 

Interference with the Supreme Court and other inferior courts highlighted by mediocre appointments to the judiciary stressing political paybacks and personal loyalty to GMA. The most number of casinos and gambling establishments and proliferation of gambling operations nationwide topped by an importation of 60,000 slot machines and a jueteng payola reaching billions of pesos. We are now one big gambling parlor. 

Evaluation 

(this part.. gagawa ntin.. if ntapos na ntin ung mga primary parts.. mdali na lang toh) 

Expressway drives Subic-Clark-Tarlac growth Manila Bulletin (The National Leading Newspaper) May 30, 2010 The full operation of the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway has been cited as one of the major factors that have driven investments into the country’s premier free ports Clark Freeport Zone and Subic Bay Freeport Zone, a special report said. The 93. 77 kilometer SCTEX was cited as a legacy of the administration of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. Since its full operations in 2008, the 93. 7-km expressway was cited as the “key to the evolution of the mega logistics hub within the parts of the Subic-Clark corridor,” a special report on the Subic Freeport said. Edgardo Pamintuan former chairman of the Subic-Clark Alliance for Development (SCAD) earlier said that the Subic-Clark corridor has been expanded with the extension of the expressway to Tarlac. “One of the features of the SCAD corridor framework is the production-oriented logistics corridor with three equidistant hubs—Subic, with its sea port as the sea hub, DMIA as the air hub, and Tarlac as the land hub,” Pamintuan said. 

The same report said that Subic-Clark-Tarlac makes Asia’s largest logistics hub and this has been made possible by the construction and completion of SCTEX. At least 150,000 jobs have been created by businesses along the Subic-Clark corridor alone. Subic Bay had been earlier transformed as a bustling seaport that has drawn investments from global players which wanted to cash in on the highly developed cargo handling and seaport management capabilities and facilities of the former Naval base of the United States. Clark has now become a magnet for investments in light industries, taking advantage of the presence of the entire expanse of airport facilities in this former US military base. 

Tarlac, with its vast agricultural and industrial areas, completes the “troika” of major development forces in Central Luzon. All three hubs require a road infrastructure that is ideal for cargo movement from Subic Bay and Clark to many destinations, and that is where SCTEX “fits into the picture–to expand and enhance the cargo reach our clients on time,” said one locator. Overall, SCTEX has positive impact on the economic growth of the entire Central Luzon region, which the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) said is third highest in regional gross domestic product, next to the National Capital Region and Calabarzon.

 Central Luzon contributes 40% to the country’s Services sector, 35% to the agricultural sector, and 24. 5% to agricultural output. Subic Bay Freeport, which boasts of two container terminals with a combined capacity of 600,000 TEUs, is expected to make full use of the modern SCTEX. Subic Bay Freeport has been positioned as “the maritime gateway for Luzon. Clark Freeport is home to the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA) and its burgeoning businesses in business process outsourcing (BPO), health and wellness, logistics and port development, food, agribusiness, tourist destination and facilities development and ancillary services and products to locators within the industrial estates. 

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