President Noynoy on Navy Modernization :-)

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Philippines
July 27, 2010 7:06am CST
They have to Leave the Headquarters in Roxas Boulevard and Naval Station in Fort Bonifacio use it's ports for rent for business investors, and taxes received from those business establishments will be used for Philippine NAVY Modernization. All I can say is...BRILLIANT! VERY BRILLIANT You know the reason why i said this because they were business establishments near Manila Bay before in Roxas Boulevard. but NO THANKS to mayor lim, they had them removed and put them near the premisses of MALL OF ASIA. the reason is that the main road is also being used as parking spaces that causes traffic before reaching Cultural Center of the Philippines or it's intersection. this proposal will make Manila Bay "ALIVE AGAIN" (this is area near the US Embassy). trouble is, what happens to business establishments near the MOA. I've always been conscious about modernization of our Military might, it's a good start if the NAVY does benefit from this. I hope next time, it would be tourism for AFP Modernization this is something that i didn't think about.and am Happy he put this in his SONA. yeah, i guess I over-reacted until i saw a summarization on a Blog. Good Points there Pnoy. you will really make me proud if that transpires. What are you're views......this is something good in my view.
11 responses
@Danzylop (1120)
• Philippines
30 Jul 10
lets just hope that this wont be the same hopefool statements. I trust this man but lets see what we have when we cross the bridge. The new admininstration has yet started. Theyre still on cleaning phase. They are cleaning the mess GMA had left.
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• Philippines
30 Jul 10
yup, GMA's mess alright and one of them was that rice problem which caused a lot to rot because of not delivering them on time and instead, stacking them in the warehouse for a long time.all that hardwork from the farmers dude,i pity them not only they're not earning that much they are also loosing the hard work tha tthey
@rsa101 (15496)
• Quezon City, Philippines
27 Jul 10
Well I guess SONA was just the first step towards it but the real results is the one that is important in all of these things. I think there are many many problems that faces them and that might as well to push his dreams as well. I guess the leasing ot Nave property is just one pich towards a good dream. There are also risks in here that some people may take advantage of that project. I think that piece of land is really good so there is a possibility that some businessmen may take advantage and the officials that may administrate that land can become a good breeding grounds for newer breeds of corrupt officials in this administration. We have to be vigilant still with the things that happens with his administration because he is human still that can fall as well.
• Philippines
27 Jul 10
Hello RSA, That's one loophole. taking advantage because those who proposed this mentioned to him that they will spend for it and not the government. I wonder, what will the gratitude transaction will be like if they did built it and not the government. am sure they will and might asked favors from Noynoy too since they would built it. i hope he will implement executive orders that strict them from bribering the government.
@rsa101 (15496)
• Quezon City, Philippines
27 Jul 10
That is also what we should keep watching on. Sometimes becoming cheer leaders can sometimes cover the good intention because of the noise some scrupulous people may take advantage of this good idea looking bad. But we have nothing to be afraid as the project has not started. But keeping watch on this one that it is implemented properly and no hanky panky transactions would cloud this very good idea.
• Philippines
28 Jul 10
Risks is always present in any moves towards progress. And yes there will always be people who will try to take advantage of this move in the pretense of helping the economy. Let's just hope that in the end, it will the people will benefit the most.
@aguas_aj (501)
• Philippines
28 Jul 10
I agree. The best way for our country to grow is if keep a balance between our military strength and finances. We cannot improve our financial growth without investments and we cannot get MORE investments if the investors does not feel safe. We have both NPA and MILF to thank for their contribution to our economic "Non-growth". I am not saying its just them but they definitely make an impact.
@grayxenon (1306)
• Philippines
28 Jul 10
false peace talks is the main culprit why NPA and MILF are always a problem, while they pretend to seat on peace talks their strength is increasing while our poor hero's equipment and training collapses..
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• Philippines
30 Jul 10
If only Marcos didn't use NPA as an excuse to rise power, instead wipe them out clean, this wouldn't happen at all. now, the Military is even having a hard time bringing down the rebels even thought there only three thousand of them left, back in the 90's they were more than 7,000 of them, but with the lack of equipment and unity the military had been drawed back from the fighting.
@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Jul 10
hi letran after reading this it sounds like your new adminstration is onto some good things after all. I hope for all your countrymen's sake it does bear fruit. It is nice to see governments do some good things for their countries for a change.Now here in the US if our new admins would start getting a lot more jobs for the jobless I would really applaud our new president.
• Philippines
30 Jul 10
well, it won't be easy after ten years of corruption. and with poverty and over population rising from the ashes after the last administration, it will take a while some how i doubt it will solve everything but i hope they keep their vigilance against corruption.
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@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
31 Jul 10
hi letran yes I can well imagine and right it might not solve everything. that is why I try to have patience with our own President as George Wya Bush left a hideous mess that caused our country to go into a second depression. He is trying but he might not be able to undo it all at once or even in time to please all the republicans who want to lynch him more or less. Corruption will be hard to overcome but I am sure it can be done if they want to do it bad enough. In my own country I would like to see all the people still out of work get back into jobs as this would help all the way around. we have seen businesses close because a lot of people no longer had funds to shop there and thats another sad part of our depression.
@o0jopak0o (6406)
• Philippines
27 Jul 10
well if it will work then its very good, a private public partnership would be good. but im thinking if its good for the long run and such. well about the establishments on manila bay, those establishments dont pay any taxes to the local government that is why they are removed. it means shady government people are the only one that is getting rich by those establishments.
@o0jopak0o (6406)
• Philippines
28 Jul 10
Bush promised some helicopters but didnt deliver
• Philippines
28 Jul 10
i remember a rumor that we got some cheap helicopters from poland or something. as for bush? i think his administration is over. Politicians are politicians. some of those boats mentioned by the President are based from the World War II, which is either humiliating or funny because we should be one of the most advance in terms of military by now.
@rhodzptc (1319)
• Philippines
27 Jul 10
I agree with this idea but one of the things I want to clear out is that out president did not mention about something the wage hike increase or something for those employee or for those poor farmers that is what others have been waiting for. I don't know if I missed this part or he just really not mention a thing about this.
• Philippines
27 Jul 10
Hello rhodz, I have a good feeling he doesn't have concrete answers there yet. either he doesn't answer or make another foolish promises. it's deemed that he's careful on what to put in the SONA first based on his current assesment. am sure he wasn't able to finalize a solution for agrarian reform and increaSE WAge of the local workers. for agrarian reform it was funding for materials and equipment for farming. regarding wage hike, where is the money coming from and what is the budget, is something that he's probably thinking and planning now... No he didn't mentioned it. but he did mentioned things he believed he could do for now. that's my interpretation of his SONA i think.
• Philippines
28 Jul 10
I agree knight. He seems to be very careful with his words. Currently there's a huge budget deficit that the current administration can make any good plans. Or else this administration might end up with a number of plans but no budget to accomplish them because of the lack of budget.
@shockrayz (200)
28 Jul 10
I hope that P-Noy's administration will be a success. I am not affected at the will-be-results of that Navy Modernization but GOOD JOB anyways.
• Philippines
30 Jul 10
I don't exactly think it's gonna be that way, but am sure a lot of changes are going to happen into this country. as for navy modernization, then it's good to have our nacy upgraded. didn't you know that even pirates even dare to cross our borders in the sea and gets away with it
@myap21 (15)
• Philippines
27 Jul 10
The Philippine Navy had a long rich history of heroism and valor, sad to say that the once admired Navy is now logging behind that of vietnam, malaysia and indonesia. The plan of modernizing the Navy is very much overdue. I hope that whatever plan that they are looking into does provide the Navy its needed logistic to protect our shorelines specially the one that is inside the our exclusive economic zone as provide by the united nation...spratly island...
• Philippines
27 Jul 10
ello Myap21, well, it's about time the Navy gets to be funded for real. all they get is salaries and not upgrade, spending much on repairing old ships.the spratlys belong to us, no other nation should dare acquire it.
• Philippines
27 Jul 10
Thumbs up for Pnoy
• Philippines
27 Jul 10
Hello Lovie, yeah i agree. this is good points.
@TheAdvocate (2395)
• Philippines
27 Jul 10
This was enlightening. I agree that our navy desperately needs an upgrade. We have been neglecting this for so long when they are our first line of coastal defense. I only glanced at the transcript of the SONA (I was not able to watch it) and I do not remember how PNoy plans to get the funds. I was hoping for more flesh for the legislative agenda.
• Philippines
27 Jul 10
Hello Advocate, It was mentioned that the Lease of the Naval HQ and Naval Station will produce business and not just create just but the TAxes from there will go directly for Philippine Navy, that's a good model to start. but i don't know how the government was paying the Navy, where did the navy's expenses coming from, which tax? from the vehicles, services, Remittances? but at least for Navy they have a funding from taxes coming from tourism in Manila bay...yeah, i know it's still lacking but still a good start.
@mspitot (3833)
• Philippines
31 Jul 10
That is good. I think that our government should really give more on the part of those in the working field area not just to those who are working in an office with a very comfortable atmosphere and air conditioned room.