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Aquino admin gets ‘good’ rating

Filipinos’ satisfaction with the job performance of the outgoing Aquino administration has declined but remained “good” in the first quarter Social Weather Stations survey results.

Some people say that our next Vice President Leni Robredo may not be able to assume her post due to the failure of the Liberal Party (LP) to submit its Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SoCE).

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A FINAL effort to override President Aquino’s veto of the P2,000 Social Security Pension bill failed on the last day of the Sixteenth Congress Monday night. The chamber, on a voice vote, turned down a resolution filed by partylist Rep. Neri Colmenares for it to overturn the veto. House leaders then rejected a call for a nominal vote, saying it would be an exercise in futility, as the Senate had already adjourned.

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AMONG the changes the nation is looking forward to as the Duterte administration begins its term is an end to the decades-long rebellion of the New People’s Army (NPA). The outgoing Aquino administration sought to end the Moro conflict in Mindanao with peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) but made no effort to reach out to the NPA. Incoming President Rodrigo Duterte has now made peace with the NPA part of his program of action.

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Senators are optimistic two popular measures would get approved and enacted into law under the Duterte administration.

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The signing of Republic Act No. 10844, or the law creating the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), last May 23 was one of the last official acts of President Benigno S. Aquino III as he is set to end his term on June 30, 2016. R.A. No. 10844 is definitely one of the significant accomplishments both of the Aquino Administration and the 16th Congress.

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