Sample Sona Essay

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POLSCI
101
POLSCI
101
State of the Nation Adress
Submitted by: Merryl Angelic C. Borja
An annual address by the President of the Philippines to the Congress of the Philippines.
State of the Nation Adress
Submitted by: Merryl Angelic C. Borja
An annual address by the President of the Philippines to the Congress of the Philippines.
08
Fall
08
Fall

Colegio de San Juan de Letran
Colegio de San Juan de Letran

Vice President Jejomar Binay; Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile; Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr.; Former Presidents Fidel Valdez Ramos and Joseph Ejercito Estrada; Honorable Justices of the Supreme Court; Honorable members of the diplomatic corps; Members of the House of Representatives and the Senate; Local Government Officials; Members
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To meet the tourist arrival target of 10 million by 2016 and 5.5 million by next year, the 2013 Budget invests P12 billion for the construction and upgrading of access roads to strategic tourist destinations; P3.5 billion for the construction and upgrading of 15 airports and nine ports and wharves to tourism sites; and P1.25 billion for the “It’s More Fun in the Philippines” branding campaign.
To ensure a quality workforce not only for the BPO sector but also for other high-growth industries, the 2012 Budget hikes government subsidies for State Universities and Colleges by a whopping 46.7 percent to P34.9 billion; and increases the budget of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority by 8.5 percent to P3 billion.
The Budget Chief meanwhile said that the national government’s debt and the downside risks that come with it are being kept in check. The fiscal deficit, for one, will be reduced to two percent of GDP by 2013, from this year’s program of 2.6-percent.
The burden of debt servicing in national finances is also expected to ease in 2013, with the share of interest payments in the National budget going down to 16.6 percent from 18.3 percent in 2012. Interest payments next year will be equivalent to 2.8 percent of GDP, from 3.0 percent in 2012.
And so agrarian reform is proceeding apace despite

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