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Aquino: ‘Big university’ opposed Manila flood-control project

July 28, 2015, 2:03p.m. - A "big university" in Manila was among those chided by President Benigno Aquino III in his final State of the Nation Address, for blocking his public works projects.

Aquino said his government was trying to fast-track a number of infrastructure projects, and urged everyone to help by making sacrifices.

“Para matugunan ang madalas na pagbaha sa Maynila, isinulong natin ang pagpapagawa ng catchment area; pero tumutol po dito ang isang malaking unibersidad. May lumang mga gusali daw kasi silang baka maapektuhan ng gagawing proyekto,” he said, in an apparent reference to the University of Santo Tomas.

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