2011 Budget Statement

Out of the Woodwork

As PNoy approached the third month of his presidency, two major events unfolded. The first was the bus crisis on August 23; the second, and until recently overlooked, was the release of his first budget statement signaling the priorities of his government.

After dealing with the firestorm that engulfed his administration as a result of the mishandling of the hostage incident, PNoy has had to again ward off criticism this time regarding his budget statement for what are perceived to be serious gaps between what he promised during the campaign and what is now being programmed for delivery. Read more