Sunday, December 31, 2006

Classroom shortage

Saying that the classroom shortage controversy is symptomatic of the education sector’s dire lack of budgetary support, Sen. Mar Roxas said the first step towards having a permanent solution is recognizing the dimensions of the real problem. “The confusion and disagreement on the true state of the country’s classroom shortage bring to the fore the one thing we all need to recognize: that the education sector, particularly basic education requirements which include classrooms, lack not only money but also the political will to look for and devote money for education,” Roxas said. (Manila Times)

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Christmas is slow for business

PRICES of consumer goods have remained stable for the past three months, and are expected to be stable until Christmas. Despite this, Senator Mar Roxas sees that Christmas will be slow for businesses, both retailers and producers. (Sun.Star Iloilo)

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Chacha distracted gov't from better economic performance, claims Sen. Roxas

Commenting on the economic performance of the country during the 3rd quarter of the year as presented by National Economic and Development Authority Secretary General Romulo L. Neri yesterday, Senator Mar Roxas said that the economic figures for the period would have been different had the government not been distracted by political things such as the Cha-cha. (PIA)