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Belgian PM writes to P-Noy C.R.O.S.S.R.O.A.D.S Jonathan De la Cruz 04/01/2011

Friday, April 1, 2011

Belgian PM writes to P-Noy

C.R.O.S.S.R.O.A.D.S
Jonathan De la Cruz
04/01/2011
I got hold of Belgian Prime Minister Yves Leterme’s letter to P-Noy dated March 16, 2011 whose import needs to be publicly advised considering that Belgium has been a firm and consistent partner in many of our development, peace and related initiatives for years. It also bears noting that it currently holds the rotating presidency of the powerful European Union (EU) whose members have been actively involved many fields of mutual endeavor, here and in the international arena.

In reiterating his country’s keen interest in further enhancing relations and bilateral cooperation between our two countries, Leterme sounds a call to find ways to work closely together in addressing practical challenges in the development of such mutually beneficial arrangements. He was particularly interested in the execution of the Belgian government funded multibillion-peso Laguna Bay Rehabilitation Project which is a duly signed and perfected contract as determined by three Justice secretaries, including Secretary Leila de Lima, but whose standing and implementation remains in limbo no thanks to the seeming disdain and indifference accorded it by P-Noy’s economic managers. If left unattended, this is liable not only to be another irritant in the otherwise good relations between the EU and the Philippines but may spin out of control and cost us billions of pesos in taxpayer’s money in terms of litigation expenses and potential damages..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/commentary/20110401com5.html

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