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Perennial problem, no solution EDITORIAL 06/19/2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Perennial problem, no solution

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06/19/2012
A few hours of rain and those areas hit are under water risking the loss of lives and properties. Despite the supposed infrastructure buildup policy of Noynoy, not much has changed in the disaster state that is a given on almost all parts of the country whenever there is a downpour.

The allotment for projects under the Private-Public Partnership (PPP) program is something like P120 billion on the first year of the program that was supposedly for last year but was delayed after Noynoy underspent the budget for one reason or another but likely to time the spending nearest next year’s mid-term elections.

The projects being undertaken are the so-called quick impact developments which have short-term goals and are immediately felt by those targeted to benefit from these, which in the election season means those that immediately translate to votes.

The problem of flooding has been a perennial plague for Filipinos because of the tropical climate and the geographic position of the country in the globe, which makes it almost always the first country to welcome a weather disturbance that forms in the eastern part of the Pacific Ocean..... MORE

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