Drilon calls ‘Build, build, build’ a ‘dismal failure’

first_img“Mahiraptalaga mag-implement ng proyektoand that is not unique to this administration,” the Palace spokesperson furthersaid. Drilon slammed NEDA Secretary Ernesto Pernia over the plan to release an official list of the revised 100 flagship projects as it means nothing if the projects have yet to start. In 2017, the NEDA had identified 75 projects under the Build, Build, Build program considered as “high-impact.” These projects are under the public works, transportation, energy, and agriculture departments. “Senator Frank, look at theadministration you previously belonged, six years not a single infrastructure na nagawa,” Panelo said in a mediabriefing at Malacañang Palace. “It is sad to say that the Build, Build, Build program of the administration is a dismal failure,” Drilon said during the Senate’s budget interpellations on National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) 2020 budget. “We only have two years and a half left in this administration; I don’t think any substantial progress insofar as that program is concerned will be achieved. I repeat, the execution is simply dismal,” the Ilonggo senator said as he expressed his dismay over the administration’s flagship infrastructure progress. “We can have a thousand projects, that’s all theoretical. I’m talking how the projects have actually started in terms of construction.… If it is actual construction with actual disbursements, that would propel our economy,” Drilon said.center_img But the Commission on Audit had flagged in its latest report slow disbursements and delayed implementation of projects at the departments implementing the flagship infrastructure projects./PN “I would not say a dismal failure kasi malalaking proyekto ‘yan(Build Build Build) at matagal na tayohindi nakakagawa ng malalaking proyekto,” he added. “Dapat i-audit ng husto ang expenses, hindi lang po ito tungkol sa P50-million cauldron, kung hindi ‘yung ibang gastusin,” says Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon. ABS-CBN NEWS Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo,meanwhile, dismissed Drilon’s comments as baseless as he chided the previousadministration, which did not have a single infrastructure. MANILA – Opposition Sen. Franklin Drilon has branded the flagship infrastructure program of the Duterte administration as a “dismal failure” with two completed projects out of 75 projects targeted.last_img read more

Teletović speaks about the record he set in the NBA

first_imgIn the past match of the NBA league, the Phoenix Suns were defeated by the Atlanta Hawks with a result of 103:90. However, this match will be remembered after the record of Mirza Teletović, basketball player of the BiH national team, who became the best three-pointer striker in the history of the NBA league, from the bench, scoring his 165th three-pointer in the season.In the match against Atlanta, in little over 27 minutes he played Teletović scored 12 points, with seven rebounds and three assists. Of those points, Teletović scored three three-pointers from eight attempts, which was enough to break the 21-year-old record.“Breaking a 21-year-old record is not unimportant, so I have to be proud of that. However, what is more important to me is the Bosnia and Herzegovina stands before my name. I am happy for giving this record to my country,” Teletović said.So far in the season, Teletović scored 165 three-pointers, which is the new record in the NBA league for one player from the bench. The previous record was set by Chuck Person playing for San Antonio, when he scored 164 three-pointers in the season 1994/1995, also as a substitute player.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more