Economist gives Aquino gov't a 'passing mark'


Posted at Jul 20 2013 01:42 PM | Updated as of Jul 21 2013 06:40 AM

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MANILA -- Economist Benjamin Diokno awarded the Aquino administration a "3.0", equivalent to a "passing" mark, for the work it has done in the past three years.

Diokno noted that despite breaching economic targets, the government has yet to reduce poverty and create more jobs to lessen the unemployment rate.

The economist made his remarks as the nation awaits President Benigno Aquino III's State of the Nation Address on Monday.

ANC Dateline Philippines, July 20, 2013.