2010 by the Numbers

The following are the notable figures transpired in the last 12 months of the year 2010.

P741,176,323.20

Grand lotto highest jackpot won by a only 1 lucky bettor from Luzon

The lucky bettor placed the 11-16-42-47-31-37 winning combination at a lotto outlet in Olongapo City in Zambales.

P1.645-trillion

Aquino administration’s national budget for 2011

Congressmen deliberated and approved the budget at dawn of October 16.

Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. poses with congressmen after the House of Representatives passed on second reading the P1.645-trillion General Appropriations Act for 2011 in a marathon session.

116,812

Number of people who showed up and participated in the run to save the Pasig River.

Former President Fidel V. Ramos and sports icon Manny Pacquiao joined the 10.10.10 Run for the Pasig River which may set a new Guinness World Record for most number of participants in a foot race.

Part of a record 116,812 runners from all walks of life fills the entire stretch of Roxas Blvd. for the start of the 10.10.10 Run for the Pasig River. JUN MENDOZA

No. 4

Charice is fourth among Billboard’s list of the most successful under 21 music stars.

Charice: No. 4 on the list after Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez — Photo by VER PAULINO

P25 million

Cost of President Aquino’s US trip – first foreign trip as president of the Philippines.

President Aquino left for New York on September 20 night taking a PAL commercial flight to San Francisco with a smaller delegation of 30 persons.

P118.1 million

Daily jueteng collections from 42 cities and provinces from seven regions in Luzon and Metro Manila.

Top five in the senator’s list of jueteng kingpins are Atong Ang, Tony Santos, Danny Soriano, Aging Lisan and Bong Pineda, husband of Pampanga Gov. Lilia Pineda.

Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago denounces ‘merchants of poverty’ at the Senate. MANNY MARCELO

4th runner up

Philippines’s bet Venus Raj grabbed 4th place in Miss Universe pageant in Las Vegas.

The Associated Press reported that the Miss Universe pageant was without any major gaffes, except for Venus’s answer when asked what her biggest mistake in life was and how she fixed it. “In my 22 years of existence, I can say there is nothing major,” the AP quoted Venus as saying.

Ma. Venus Raj

P16.5 billion

Total cost of May automated election.

5.7 million

Aquino votes over former President Joseph Estrada in the May presidential elections.

Aquino, whose decision to run for president came only after the massive outpouring of grief on the death of his mother former President Corazon Aquino in August last year, was finally proclaimed winner with more than 15.2 million votes.

Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile (left) and Speaker Prospero Nograles Jr. (right) proclaim Benigno Aquino III and Jejomar Binay as the new president and vice president at the joint session of Congress yesterday. Jonjon Vicencio

Source: philstar.com

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