PIA Press Release
Friday, January 20, 2012
Statement from the Office of the Presidential Spokesperson“Administration remains committed to justice on all fronts”
Today the Social Weather Stations released the results of its survey on self-rated poverty, which says the number of families that consider themselves poor has declined to 45%, thus far the lowest under this administration. While these findings are welcome, the administration will not let up in its reform agenda.
We remain firm in the belief that good governance is the root cause of positive results in our economic and human development efforts. Among these efforts are this morning’s ceremonial switch-on of the Heart and Soul Project and the Household Electrification Program, which President Aquino led. It brings us closer to our goal of giving electricity to 90 percent of households currently without electricity by 2017. Both endeavors also prioritize the electrification of off-grid households through the use of sustainable and renewable energy sources.
The potential of such projects can only be fully realized if they are handled with integrity. The Aquino administration remains committed to the pursuit of justice on all fronts; inclusive growth and equitable progress remain our driving principles.
January 20, 2012