July 25, 2009 · Posted in: General

The SONAs of Gloria

Our latest offering is a series on the failed promises, the statistical inconsistencies in government economic data, and by all indications, the illusory growth that nine years of the Arroyo Administration leave as a legacy to the Filipino people.

Part 1 of the story reveals how the Philippines had, in fact, recorded declines in education and employment figures.

The second part of the report reveals findings of a study published June 2009 in the Philippine Review of Economics that dismiss claims of economic growth by the government as overstated, and based on inconsistent data sets. The National Statistical Coordination Board admits as much.

Meanwhile, with the public turning a critical eye on the administration’s programs and policies, several organization have issued statements about various issues ahead of Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s State of the Nation Address on Monday:

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Global Voices Online » Philippines: Reactions to the 9th State of the Nation Address

July 29th, 2009 at 1:37 pm

[…] sentiment is supported by data from a series by the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism on the failed promises, the statistical […]

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July 29th, 2009 at 1:58 pm

[…] sentiment is supported by data from a series by the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism on the failed promises, the statistical […]

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Raven033

August 5th, 2009 at 11:43 pm

The public has always turned a critical eye upon the government, the people have been hard pressed to give their trust as it is.
Its sad that so few venture to give comments on this site. thank you though, as long as people put it out there someone has to read it.

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