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Leyte is Most Business-friendly Province in Philippines

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President Benigno S. Aquino III awarded Leyte as the most business-friendly LGU (local government unit) or province in the Philippines during an award ceremony held at the Manila Hotel Thursday evening. The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) also awarded the province a Hall of Fame award for consistently winning the award for the third time.

Governor Carlos Jericho L. Petilla personally accepted the award. He was accompanied by Vice Governor Mimyet Bagulaya and the members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Leyte, and several department heads, in a display of unity and force.

PCCI cited the Leyte’s effort to prepare the province as an IT destination through Leyte ICT Park and the launching of the Technology Business Incubator (TBI) that provides initial assistance to starting entrepreneurs in the IT field. The ICT Park has been recognized by the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA).

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2011 State of the Nation Address (SONA) by Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III

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The full text of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III is found at the Official Gazette website of the Office of the President of the Philippines.

Source: Office of the Philippine President (Tagalog) | (English)

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Aquino leads surveys, followed by Villar then Erap

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The survey, conducted by Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS) of London, from January 28 to February 3, with 3,000 respondents, placed Aquino at the head of the pack with 42% followed by Villar with 31%. In third place was former president Joseph “Erap” Estrada with 12%.

Another poll conducted by the independent survey firm the Issues and Advocacy Center (The Center) had different results. Senators Aquino and Villar reportedly shared a statistical tie of 27% based on the feedback of their 1,800 respondents.

…the presidential election might end up as a five-way race with Estrada at the third spot with 17%, followed by Gilberto “Gibo” Teodoro and Senator Richard “Dick” Gordon with 14% and 8% of the votes respectively.

In The Center’s survey, for the vice presidential race, Senator Mar Roxas reportedly led the polls at 37% with Senator Loren Lagarda in second with 28%. NP candidate Legarda told GMA News that she’s not concerning herself with surveys, stating that they’re merely a part of an on-going psychological warfare or “psywar.”


Written by Raffy Pekson II

February 22, 2010 at 10:50 pm