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The battle within SHE SAYS Dinah S. Ventura 03/09/2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The battle within

SHE SAYS
Dinah S. Ventura
03/09/2011
The recent speech given by President Benigno Aquino III to the 196 members of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Laon Alab Class of 2011 spoke about resisting corruption.

I must say that this is new coming from a Philippine president. In her last speech before the PMA in 2010, for which she was late for about two hours, former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo lauded the young cadets for their “brilliance.” The class, according to the PMA superintendent, was “the product of a reformed curriculum,” which emphasizes technology. President Arroyo upheld the importance of excellent education in the future of our youth.

She also made the audience erupt in applause when she announced that the monthly stipend of P10,000 being received by the cadets would become P19,000..... MORE

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