8. Successful Public-Private Partnerships
According to Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Executive Director Cosette Canilao, the Aquino Administration has been able to complete several PPP Projects successfully during its time in the Presidency. These are the: daang Hari SLEX Link Road Project, PPP for School Infrastructure Project Phase I, NAIA Expressway Project Phase II, PPP for School Infrastructure Project Phase II, Modernization of Philippine Orthopedic Center, Automatic Fare Collection System, Mactan-cebu International Airport Passenger Terminal Building, LRT LIne I Cavite Extension and Operation and Maintenance, Southwest Integrated Transport System Project, Cavite. However, some of it were not finished yet, and so are passed unto the next administration. Nonetheless, Aquino has been able to set the deal, and it just proved that PPP projects are good thing.
9. West Philippine Sea
Aquino administration has gained the reputation of the ‘who brought China to the Court’. As one would remember, the fight to reclaim the Panatag Shoal was not an easy one, and Aquino stood bravely there together with other delegates from the country to fight China over it. Under Aquino as the chief architect of Philippine foreign policy, the Philippines filed an arbitration case against China over the West Philippine Sea on January 22, 2013. And the case was mightily won this July n2016. After several hearings, the Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled in favor of the Philippines. It was “concluded that, as between the Philippines and China, there was no legal basis for China to claim historic rights to resources, in excess of the rights provided for by the Convention, within the sea areas falling within the ‘9-dash line.”