Hey Im from Tennessee. Can someone tell me if the wall is already going up. Build build build project duterte. Scepticism rises in Philippines about Chinese projects and Duterte’s support of them | South China Morning Post. MANILA -- President Rodrigo Duterte's government has shelved infrastructure projects it deems unfeasible, including at least two big Chinese-funded deals, in a major policy revamp as it scrambles to complete projects before Duterte's term ends in 2022. Duterte has come under pressure to deliver on his government's promise of ushering in the "golden age of infrastructure, " which it has partly done through cheap loans from Japan and from China, the country's maritime rival which the president has courted for investments. In a policy shift, the government is also embracing infrastructure projects proposed by private companies under a public-private partnership model. With less than three years in office, the administration is revising its list of "flagship" priority projects, according to Vince Dizon, recently named presidential adviser for flagship programs and projects. The new list has 100 projects -- up from 75 -- including airports, railways, dams and roads, which make up half of the 8-9 trillion peso ($158-178 billion) planned spending under Duterte's "Build, Build, Build" program. It also expects at least 54 projects to be completed by 2022, up from 21 in the old line-up. The new list includes projects that are smaller but can easily be completed by 2022, helping Duterte, who is known for his bloody campaign against drugs, burnish his presidency's infrastructure record. "The president is a very impatient man, " said Dizon. "He wants to speed things up and do things faster. " This also means that projects that were "deemed unfeasible" will be shelved, such as inter-island bridges, funded by the government and Asian Development Bank, and two Chinese-funded projects: a 46 billion peso, 11 km bus-rapid-transit linking the Bonifacio Global City business district and the Manila airport, as well as the second and third phases of a multibillion dollar railway project in Mindanao, which has yet to begin construction. The shelved projects could be pursued sometime in the future, Dizon said. Infrastructure spending has improved under Duterte's term, but critics have questioned the progress of the ambitious projects unveiled a few years ago, including a 175 billion peso China-funded railway linking Manila and southern Luzon, and 357 billion peso Japan-funded subway in the capital. "It is sad to say that the Build, Build, Build program of the administration is a dismal failure, " Senator Franklin Drillon, from the opposition block, was quoted as saying by the local media this week. "We only have two and a half years left in this administration. I don't think any substantial progress insofar as that program is concerned will be achieved. " Duterte's spokesperson Salvador Panelo said such comments were "baseless. " Meanwhile, the government's new list now includes over 20 public-private partnership projects, some of them already in the works or approved during the previous administration of President Benigno Aquino. The former government used a PPP model that auctioned off projects for private companies to build and operate, such as the 17. 5 billion peso Mactan-Cebu airport project, which was won by a tie-up between India's GMR group and Megawide, a local construction company. It also includes the recently approved $15 billion New Manila International Airport project proposed by conglomerate San Miguel, the beer-maker turned infrastructure developer. The Duterte administration initially put the PPP program on the back burner due to frequent delays as bidders asked for more time to prepare their tenders. A number of Aquino-era PPP projects are now being bankrolled through loans, such the 12. 2 billion peso Kaliwa Dam project, which will be funded by China. "This government is not anti-PPP, " Dizon said. He said the government is opposed to a PPP model that gives winning bidders the right to automatic fare hikes, noncompete clauses and sovereign guarantees. "We cannot compromise the public interest, " Dizon said. Companies that won the rights to privatized assets have sued the government after failing to get rate increases, as in the case of Manila's water concessions, he said. "The directive to allow PPP is another welcome development, as it brings to the table projects that have gone through the feasibility studies carried out by the interested parties, " Nicholas Mapa, an economist at ING Bank in Manila, said. At least one economist, meanwhile, is skeptical. Ruben Carlo Asuncion, economist at the Union Bank of the Philippines, said, "The revamped infrastructure program would still be under the same project implementation and policy environment challenges and bottlenecks as the previous one, so I doubt if it would make a huge difference at this point. " But Dizon said the list also provides an infrastructure pipeline for future administrations. "It's not just a Duterte administration program, " Dizon said. "It's meant to be a Republic of the Philippines program. ".
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Duterte project build build build. Mamatay nalang ako dipa matapos yan lol. DuterteNomics is a catch-all term referring to the socioeconomic policies of President Rodrigo Duterte. A significant part of the policy includes the development of infrastructure and industries.  This article is part of a series about Rodrigo Duterte President of the Philippines Incumbent Presidency Transition Inauguration International trips Protests Ouster plot allegations Executive orders Freedom of Information Order ( EO 02) Launch of 9-1-1 ( EO 56) and 8888 ( EO 06) Philippine Executive Order 10 Philippine Executive Order 26 AML/CFT ( EO 68) Proclamations Proclamation No. 55 Proclamation No. 216 Proclamation No. 489 Republic Acts Anti-Distracted Driving Act ( RA 10913) Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act ( RA 10931) Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act ( RA 10963) Philippine Qualifications Framework Act ( RA 10968) Free Irrigation Service Act ( RA 10969) Ease of Doing Business Act ( RA 11032) Balik Scientist Act of 2018 ( RA 11035) Philippine Mental Health Law ( RA 11036) Masustansyang Pagkain para sa Batang Pilipino Act ( RA 11037) Anti-Hazing Act of 2018 ( RA 11053) Bangsamoro Organic Law ( RA 11054) Philippine Identification System Act ( RA 11055) Policies Foreign Policy Philippines v. China Eleventh East Asia Summit Philippine Drug War Socioeconomic Policy Presidential election 2016 Duterte-Cayetano campaign Member of the House of Representatives from Davao City 's 1st district 11th Congress of the Philippines 1998 Philippine general election Mayor of Davao City Davao Death Squad Political parties PDP-Laban Hugpong sa Tawong Lungsod Family Sara Duterte (daughter) Veronica Duterte (daughter) Paolo Duterte (son) Sebastian Duterte (son) Elizabeth Zimmerman (ex-wife) Cielito Avanceña (common-law wife) Soledad Duterte (mother) Vicente Duterte (father) Federalism in the Philippines Coalition For Change v t e Background [ edit] Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez has said that the government required what he describes as an "audacious" economic strategy in order for the Philippines to "catch up with its more vibrant neighbors" by 2022 and help it achieve high-income economy status within a generation. The term DuterteNomics was coined to describe the economic policy of the Duterte administration. The term also refers to the series of forums where Duterte's economic team pitches the administration's plan to help the country become a high-middle-income economy by 2022.  The policy was unveiled on April 18, 2017, by the Department of Finance and the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), in cooperation with the Center for Strategy, Enterprise and Intelligence (CenSEI) in a forum held at Conrad Manila in Pasay. A second forum was held on April 25, 2017.  DuterteNomics was also pitched abroad, particularly at the 2017 World Economic Forum on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Cambodia and at the sidelines of the 2017 One Belt One Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing, China.  Ten-point agenda [ edit] The economics team of then President-elect Rodrigo Duterte presented the following points of Duterte's socioeconomic policy in a business forum in Davao in June 2016.  DuterteNomics is anchored on these ten principles.  Continue and maintain current macroeconomic policies, including fiscal, monetary, and trade policies. Institute progressive tax reform and more effective tax collection, indexing taxes to inflation. Increase competitiveness and the ease of doing business. Accelerate annual infrastructure spending to account for 5% of GDP, with Public-Private Partnerships playing a key role. Promote rural and value chain development toward increasing agricultural and rural enterprise productivity and rural tourism. Ensure security of land tenure to encourage investments, and address bottlenecks in land management and titling agencies. Invest in human capital development, including health and education systems, and match skills and training. Promote science, technology, and the creative arts to enhance innovation and creative capacity. Improve social protection programs, including the government's Conditional Cash Transfer program. Strengthen implementation of the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Law. Build! Build! Build! Infrastructure Plan [ edit] Part of DuterteNomics is the Build! Build! Build! Infrastructure Plan which according to the administration will usher in the "Golden Age of Infrastructure". The goals of the program are to reduce poverty, encourage economic growth and reduce congestion in Metro Manila.  As of August 2019, only 12% of the flagship projects have construction underway. This has been attributed to the delayed passage of the 2019 national budget and the election ban on public works.  As of November 2019, since Duterte assumed position in June 2016, a total of 9, 845 kilometres (6, 117 mi) of roads, 2, 709 bridges, 4, 536 flood control projects, 82 evacuation centers, and 71, 803 classrooms under the “Build, Build, Build” program were completed.  In the same month (November 2019), the government revised its list of flagship infrastructure projects under Duterte's "Build, Build, Build" program, expanding it to 100.   Associated projects  [ edit] [ edit] Railways [ edit] Metro Manila Subway (Phase 1)  PNR North-South Commuter Railway  PNR South Long Haul  Subic-Clark Railway  Mindanao Railway Phase 1 (Tagum-Davao-Digos Segment)  LRT-1 Cavite Extension  North Avenue Common station  Roads [ edit] Metro Manila Logistics Improvement Network:  Binondo-Intramuros Bridge  Estrella–Pantaleon Bridge  Bonifacio Global City - Ortigas Center Link Road  Luzon Spine Expressway Network   North Luzon East Expressway (NLEE)  NLEX Harbor Link  Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX) extension  Central Luzon Link Expressway  Plaridel By-pass Road Phase II  Southeast Metro Manila Expressway   Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3  NLEX-SLEX Connector Road  SLEX Toll Road 4  SLEX Toll Road 5 (QUEBEx)  New Bacolod Economic Highway  Panguil Bay Bridge  Metro Cebu Expressway  Davao City Bypass  Mindanao Development Road Network  Airports [ edit] Clark International Airport expansion  Kaliwa Dam  Cavite Industrial Area Flood Risk Management  Leyte Tide Embankment  Lower Agno River Irrigation System Improvement Project  Rio Grande de Mindanao flood control project  Economic trends [ edit] Economic outlook [ edit] In December 2017, government data revealed that the Philippines' output of nickel ore fell 16 percent in the third quarter from a year earlier, after the country, which is the world's top supplier of the metal, suspended some mines in a clampdown on environmental violations. Production dropped to 19. 8 million tonnes in the nine months to September from 25. 97 million tonnes a year ago, according to the data.  According to Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez, the "Philippine economy is delivering the performance we anticipated, notwithstanding the political noise and a significant terrorist event in Mindanao". Dominguez gave the assessment during the Banyan Tree Leadership Forum of the Center for Strategic and International Studies.  On March 31, 2018, the Financial Times reported that the export of the Philippines has continued its drastic drop for the fifth month in a row,  while the Philippine Statistics Authority reported that the trade deficit of the country has widened to 47. 6%, endangering further the country's local economies.  In October 2018, the World Bank downgraded the economic outlook of the Philippines for 2018, but expects it to remain strong.  FMIC and UA&P expect the economy to improve in the second half of 2018.  On November 2, 2018, the Philippines slipped 11 places from the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business rankings.   The Department of Finance is demanding a correction from the World Bank, citing the smaller data set used to assess the country's credit base.   On October 24, the Philippines improved its ranking by 29 places in the Ease of Doing Business rankings.  Inflation rate [ edit] In July 5, 2018, the inflation rate of the country soared to 5. 2%, its highest in 5 years.  The inflation rate worsened the impacts of the government's new tax policy, increasing the price of all goods in the country.  In September 2018, the inflation rate of the country further increased to 6. 7%, its highest in a decade.   President Duterte blamed American president Donald Trump for the inflation increase.  Opposition Senator Francis Pangilinan, however, pointed out that if the United States was to blame, then all countries in ASEAN should have been experiencing the same, and only the Philippines had a very high inflation rate in the entire region at that time.  On September 21, 2018, Duterte signed Administrative Order No. 13, removing non-tariff barriers in the importation of agricultural products, to address soaring inflation rates.   According to ING, with food prices decreasing, the worst of the inflation crisis is over.  Inflation decreased in November 2018, at 5. 8 to 6. 6 percent.  BSP decreased its inflation forecast for 2019, after the passage of the rice tariffication bill.  Inflation further decreased from 6. 7 percent in October 2018 to 0. 8 percent in October 2019, the lowest inflation rate recorded since May 2016.  Income status [ edit] Economic managers predict the accession of the Philippine economy to upper-middle-income status by 2019, citing massive infrastructure spending and robust growth.    See also [ edit] Philippines 2000 Abenomics References [ edit] ^ "Home". Build!. Retrieved June 28, 2017. ^ a b c d "TIMELINE for Duterte's economic agenda". The Manila Times. May 29, 2017. Retrieved June 28, 2017. ^ Macas, Trisha (June 20, 2016). "Duterte's economic team reveals 10-point socioeconomic agenda". GMA News. DVM, GMA News. Retrieved June 28, 2017. ^ "DuterteNomics unveiled". Presidential Communications Operations Office. April 19, 2017. Rappler. Retrieved August 30, 2019. ^ Lamentillo, Anna Mae Yu (November 17, 2019). "What has 'Build, Build, Build' achieved so far? 9845 km of roads, 2, 709 bridges, 64 airport projects, 243 seaport projects". Manila Bulletin News. Archived from the original on December 3, 2019. Retrieved December 3, 2019. ^ de Guzman, Warren (November 14, 2019). 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Finally! Real, unbiased journalism, it's almost as rare as common sense in this day and age. From the bottom of my heart, Thank you! Your documentary is appreciated. 12:49 at least they care about dental hygiene. I cant explain my feelings every time I watch this interview, i am fascinated by his principles. Duterte project in clark. Medias now you've learned a lesson never ever make duterte fool in an cannot fold this man. hahahahaa. Di na sayang ang mga tax ng pilipino go ph 👊👊👊 PRRD. Duterte project finish. One problem already seen about the Documentary, the Translation into English, is not exactly correct, leaving out important info.
BUILD THE WALL. There are dozens of new Build, Build, Build projects, including the Cebu Monorail System, Kanan Dam, and another MRT line. Some appear to be scrapped, including a huge chunk of the Mindanao Railway. Published 9:00 AM, November 13, 2019 Updated 9:00 AM, November 13, 2019 BUILD, BUILD, BUILD. President Rodrigo Duterte tweaks his list of big-ticket infrastructure projects. File photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler MANILA, Philippines – The Duterte administration will not be pursuing at least 29 of its original big-ticket infrastructure projects, according to its new list. Rappler compared the old Build, Build, Build list containing 75 projects with the new one given by a reliable source, which has 100 projects. The 2nd phase of the Mindanao Railway amounting to P71. 6 billion is not on the new list. China was previously eyed to fund the massive project. The list also showed that the P72. 1-billion Bohol-Leyte Link Bridge is likely shelved for the next administrations to study. As previously said by Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia, the 18. 2-kilometer Luzon-Samar Link Bridge (P57. 7 billion), 23-kilometer Leyte-Surigao Bridge (P47. 4 billion), and 24. 5-kilometer Cebu-Bohol Bridge (P56. 6 billion) will not be implemented by the Duterte administration. The following projects are not included in the new list and are likely not pushing through: Meanwhile, Rappler spotted 62 new projects on Duterte's new list. The most expensive of all 100 projects is the New Manila International Airport amounting to P735. 6 billion, as of the latest government estimate. It is programmed as a public-private partnership (PPP) project through an unsolicited proposal. At least 7 of the 10 most expensive projects will be pursued through a PPP arrangement. (READ: Duterte's team changes tune on PPPs as infra push gets reality check) The upgrade for the Ninoy Aquino International Airport is estimated to cost over P101 billion. The Cavite-Bataan Interlink Bridge, amounting to P187 billion, was proposed back in 2016, according to an earlier report by the Inquirer. The Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Line 11 project involves the construction of an approximately 18-kilometer railway from Balintawak in Quezon City, traversing Quirino Highway, Novaliches, and Zabarte Road in Caloocan City, up to Barangay Gaya-Gaya in San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan. The MRT7, which is currently under construction, has also been added to Duterte's list. It will have 14 stations, from North Avenue in Quezon City to San Jose del Monte City, Bulacan. Meanwhile, the Department of Transportation has started the study for the Cebu Monorail System, according to a report from Cebu Daily News. Another notable addition to the list is the Kanan Dam. Former Quezon 3rd District representative Danilo Suarez, now governor of the province, previously urged the government to consider the project instead of the controversial Kaliwa Dam. However, it seems that Duterte is pushing for both projects. Rappler also found that some projects were lumped together as one. For instance, the Estrella-Pantaleon and Binondo-Intramuros bridges, funded by China, are now considered as one project. Rappler also spotted a project called Iconic Bridge Projects for Socioeconomic Development, which amounts to almost P6 billion, but no details were specified. – with reports from Aika Rey and Michael Bueza/.
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YouTube. This is the most powerful interview I watch, my Full Support to you PRRD. why so much criticized PDRD of killing Criminals when hes only wanting to segregate us and or eliminate those rascals, he is just saving the future. Photographer: Veejay Villafranca/Bloomberg Under Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, the Southeast Asian country is experiencing an infrastructure boom unseen since the time of strongman Ferdinand Marcos. Over the next decade, the government is set to embark on an ambitious $180 billion infrastructure spending bonanza, set to transform the Philippines’ economy. Philippine Department of Finance (DOF) chief economist Karl Chua said in an interview that the government is looking at 75 flagship projects, which include six airports, nine railways, three bus rapid transits, 32 roads and bridges, and four seaports that will help bring down the costs of production, improve rural incomes, encourage countryside investments, make the movement of goods and people more efficient, and create more jobs. The government is also aiming to construct four energy facilities that will ensure stable power supply at lower prices; ten water resource projects as well as irrigation systems that will raise agricultural output; five flood control facilities that will help protect vulnerable communities as well as boost their resilience against the impact of climate change; and three redevelopment programs that will deliver sustainable solutions to best meet the needs of urban population. If successful, Duterte could once and for all extinguish the Southeast Asian country’s reputation as the “sick man of Asia”–and usher in an unprecedented era of inclusive economic development. Striking while the iron is hot To be fair, recent years have seen consistently high economic growth in the country. Since 2011, the Philippines has broken out of its historically mediocre growth pattern to feature among fastest growing nations in the region. The World Bank expects the Philippine Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to grow by 6. 7% in 2018 and 2019, the highest in Southeast Asia. The Duterte administration, however, is hoping to nudge growth to the 7-8% territory. But the country’s growth has been shallow and far from comprehensive, leaving high levels of unemployment, poverty and hunger relatively untouched. And this is where the Dutertenomics’ “build, build, build” agenda comes into the picture, hoping to (literally) bridge the gap in economic policies of past administrations. Infrastructure is clearly the country’s Achilles heel. Poor infrastructure holding Pinoys back On one hand, infrastructure has been a major source of concern for foreign investors, who have been discouraged by the country’s weak infrastructure and heavy utility costs. Those investments are crucial to create well-paying jobs for the millions of poor and unemployed Filipinos. Photographer: Edwin Tuyay/Bloomberg According to an authoritative study by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), traffic congestion in Manila, caused by poor infrastructure, carried a daily price tag of P2. 4 billion ($45 million) in 2012--a figure that is expected to almost triple by 2030. According to the 2017 World Economic Forum’s competitiveness report, the Philippines ranked 97th in the world in terms of infrastructure. In a separate report by the United Nations, the Philippines ranked 5 th in Southeast Asia in terms of access to physical infrastructure. Duterte’s two immediate predecessors, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Benigno Aquino III, oversaw a decade of sustained macroeconomic reform, anchored by fiscal tightening, moderate inflation, expanding trade surplus and steady economic growth. Yet, the cost of their disciplinary economic policies was lack of sufficient investment in basic infrastructure. Under the Aquino administration, in particular, under-spending was a major concern. Both the Arroyo and Aquino administrations were also overly dependent on private-public-partnership (PPP) schemes with local conglomerates, which lacked proper competencies. Duterte, however, can now build on his predecessors’ legacy by diverting the Philippines’ expanding fiscal pie to address infrastructure woes. Leveraging his skyrocketing approval ratings ( 80%), combined with a new foreign policy direction as well as a super-majority coalition in the legislature, his administration is marshaling necessary funds to finance and sustain its ambitious economic plan. Who's footing the bill? Unlike his predecessors, he is ditching the PPP modality in favor of larger reliance on government revenues as well as Official Development Assistance (ODA), particularly from Japan and China, as his main sources of infrastructure funding. To support the new modality, Duterte has normalized relations with China, which has offered $7. 3 billion in infrastructure investments, and Japan, which has been a leading investor in the Philippines for decades. Duterte also passed a new tax reform package, which is expected to raise sufficient revenues to fund infrastructure spending. According to Mr. Chua, up to 70% of newly-raised revenues (estimated to raise P786 billion over the next 5 years) are earmarked for supporting the “build, build, build” campaign. (DONDI TAWATAO/AFP/Getty Images) Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said that the government hopes the tax reform will “not only solve our present infrastructure gaps, but also support the country’s future growth. ” Nonetheless, Duterte’s ambitious infrastructure vision could be hobbled by chronic challenges. Experts have expressed doubts over absorption capacity of government agencies to undertake projects competently and on time; risk of large-scale corruption and bidding anomalies affecting foreign, especially Chinese-led, projects; lack of construction workers and skilled labor; as well as growing pressure on Philippine peso and international reserves due to need for importing intermediate goods and technology for infrastructure boom. Supporters, however, claim that even if the government fails to achieve half of its ambitious goals, Duterte could still go down in history as a harbinger of a golden age of infrastructure buildup in the country. Infrastructure could very well be one of the Filipino president’s defining legacies.
Long live Pres Duterte! Mabuhay ang Pilipino! God bless the Philippines. Presidency of Rodrigo Duterte June 30, 2016 – present Party PDP–Laban Seat Malacañang Palace, Manila ← B. Aquino III presidency • This article is part of a series about Rodrigo Duterte President of the Philippines Incumbent Presidency Transition Inauguration International trips Protests Ouster plot allegations Executive orders Freedom of Information Order ( EO 02) Launch of 9-1-1 ( EO 56) and 8888 ( EO 06) Philippine Executive Order 10 Philippine Executive Order 26 AML/CFT ( EO 68) Proclamations Proclamation No. 55 Proclamation No. 216 Proclamation No. 489 Republic Acts Anti-Distracted Driving Act ( RA 10913) Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act ( RA 10931) Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act ( RA 10963) Philippine Qualifications Framework Act ( RA 10968) Free Irrigation Service Act ( RA 10969) Ease of Doing Business Act ( RA 11032) Balik Scientist Act of 2018 ( RA 11035) Philippine Mental Health Law ( RA 11036) Masustansyang Pagkain para sa Batang Pilipino Act ( RA 11037) Anti-Hazing Act of 2018 ( RA 11053) Bangsamoro Organic Law ( RA 11054) Philippine Identification System Act ( RA 11055) Policies Foreign Policy Philippines v. China Eleventh East Asia Summit Philippine Drug War Socioeconomic Policy Presidential election 2016 Duterte-Cayetano campaign Member of the House of Representatives from Davao City 's 1st district 11th Congress of the Philippines 1998 Philippine general election Mayor of Davao City Davao Death Squad Political parties PDP-Laban Hugpong sa Tawong Lungsod Family Sara Duterte (daughter) Veronica Duterte (daughter) Paolo Duterte (son) Sebastian Duterte (son) Elizabeth Zimmerman (ex-wife) Cielito Avanceña (common-law wife) Soledad Duterte (mother) Vicente Duterte (father) Federalism in the Philippines Coalition For Change v t e The presidency of Rodrigo Duterte began at noontime of June 30, 2016 following his inauguration as the 16th President of the Philippines, succeeding Benigno Aquino III. His term is expected to end at noontime of June 30, 2022. Congresswoman Leni Robredo from the 3rd district of Camarines Sur also took office as the 14th Vice President of the Philippines on the same day, succeeding Jejomar Binay. Duterte is the first president from Mindanao  and the oldest person to be elected president of the Philippines.  He is also the first Philippine president to have worked in the three branches of the government.  Duterte was the mayor of Davao City at the time of his 2016 presidential election victory, garnering over 16 million votes or about 38. 5% of total votes, beating his closest rival with over 6. 6 million votes.  Duterte's approval rating has been relatively high throughout his presidency despite criticism and international opposition to his anti-narcotics drive.   Duterte started a nationwide campaign to rid the country of crime, and corruption, and illegal drugs. The war on drugs saw about 6, 600 persons linked to the illegal drug trade killed as of July 2019.  Duterte campaigned to restore the death penalty in the Philippines.  However, the law reinstating the death penalty stalled in the Senate in April 2017, where it did not appear to have enough votes to pass.  Duterte resumed peace talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines in 2016, but cancelled all negotiations on February 2017 following attacks and kidnapping of soldiers by NPA members, branding the CPP-NPA as a terrorist group.  The Battle of Marawi lasted for five months from May 23 to October 17, 2017, the day after the deaths of militant leaders Omar Maute and Isnilon Hapilon, with Duterte declaring Marawi as "liberated from terrorist influence".  Duterte initiated the massive Build! Build! Build! Infrastructure Plan which, according to the administration, will usher in the "Golden Age of Infrastructure", reducing poverty, encouraging economic growth and reducing congestion in Metro Manila.  Notable landmark laws signed during his tenure include the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act which paved the way for free college education in all state universities and colleges nationwide,  and the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN Law), which lowered personal income tax and increased consumption tax particularly excise taxes on vehicles, sugar-sweetened beverages, petroleum products, tobacco and non-essential goods.  Building on the progress of the preceding Aquino administration, the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) was signed into law establishing the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region which has greater autonomy than the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). The new autonomous region replaced the ARMM upon the ratification of the BOL in a plebiscite held in 2019.  Following the Maute Group -led occupation of Marawi, Duterte has declared martial law throughout Mindanao  which was later extended for two years until 2019 in a bid to ensure order in the island.  Duterte has pursued a foreign policy described by his administration as an "independent foreign policy", pursuing greater foreign relations with China and Russia and has distanced the country from its traditional ally the United States. He has adopted a more friendly stance towards China compared to his predecessor and has set aside the previous government policy of using the Philippines v. China international arbitration ruling to assert the Philippines' claims over the South China Sea and its islands. Transition [ edit] President-elect Rodrigo Duterte (left) and outgoing President Noynoy Aquino (right). Duterte's presidential transition began on May 30, 2016 when the Congress of the Philippines proclaimed his candidacy the winner of the 2016 Philippine presidential election held on May 9, 2016.    Duterte's transition team was in charge of preparing the new presidential residence, cabinet appointments and cordial meetings between them and the outgoing administration. At the time the transition team was organized, Duterte was leading by a significant margin at the unofficial count by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) and the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV).  Duterte met with various personalities during his transition period, notably, Eduardo V. Manalo, the executive minister of Iglesia ni Cristo religious group.  The transition lasted until the day of Duterte's inauguration on June 30, 2016. Inauguration [ edit] The inauguration of Rodrigo Duterte as the sixteenth President of the Philippines took place on June 30, 2016 at the Rizal Ceremonial Hall of the Malacañang Palace in Manila. The oath of office was administered by Bienvenido L. Reyes, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. It was the fourth Philippine presidential inauguration to be held in Malacañang, and the first since the Fifth Philippine Republic was started. The inauguration of Leni Robredo as Vice President commenced at 9:00 a. m. PHT at the Quezon City Reception House, Robredo's official office. By her request, Robredo's oath was administered by two village chiefs, Ronaldo D. Coner, the chief of Barangay Punta Tarawal in Calabanga, Camarines Sur, described as the "smallest, farthest and poorest barangay" in Robredo's home province, Camarines Sur,   and Regina Celeste San Miguel, the chief of Barangay Mariana, Quezon City where Robredo's office is located.  Personnel [ edit] OFFICE NAME TERM President Head of State Head of Government Rodrigo R. Duterte June 30, 2016 – Vice-President Maria Leonor G. Robredo Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco Jr. June 30, 2016 – October 16, 2018 Karlo Nograles November 5, 2018 – Secretary of Agrarian Reform Rafael V. Mariano June 30, 2016 – September 6, 2017 Rosalina Bistoyong (OIC) September 11, 2017 – November 30, 2017 John Castriciones December 1, 2017 – Secretary of Agriculture Manny Piñol June 30, 2016 – June 27, 2019 William Dar August 5, 2019 – Secretary of Budget and Management Benjamin Diokno June 30, 2016 – March 4, 2019 Janet Abuel (OIC) March 5, 2019 – August 5, 2019 Wendel Avisado Secretary of Education Leonor Magtolis Briones Secretary of Energy Alfonso Cusi Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources Gina Lopez June 30, 2016 – May 3, 2017 Ret. Gen. Roy Cimatu, AFP May 8, 2017 – Secretary of Finance Carlos Dominguez III Secretary of Foreign Affairs Perfecto Yasay Jr. June 30, 2016 – March 8, 2017 Enrique Manalo (Acting) March 9, 2017 – May 17, 2017 Alan Peter Cayetano May 18, 2017 – October 15, 2018 Teodoro Locsin, Jr. October 16, 2018 – Secretary of Health Paulyn Jean Rosell-Ubial, M. D. June 30, 2016 – October 10, 2017 Herminigildo V. Valle (OIC) October 12, 2017 – October 25, 2017 Francisco Duque October 26, 2017 – Secretary of Human Settlements and Urban Development Ret. Eduardo del Rosario January 7, 2020 – Secretary of Information and Communications Technology Rodolfo Salalima June 30, 2016 – September 22, 2017 Ret. BGen. Eliseo M. Rio, Jr. October 12, 2017 – June 30, 2019 Gregorio Honasan July 1, 2019 – Secretary of the Interior and Local Government Ismael Sueno June 30, 2016 – April 4, 2017 Catalino Cuy (OIC) April 5, 2017 – December 10, 2017 Ret. Eduardo Año January 5, 2018 – Secretary of Justice Vitaliano Aguirre II June 30, 2016 – April 5, 2018 Menardo I. Guevarra April 5, 2018 – Secretary of Labor and Employment Silvestre Bello III Secretary of National Defense Ret. Maj. Delfin Lorenzana, AFP Secretary of Public Works and Highways Rafael Yabut (Acting) June 30, 2016 – July 31, 2016 Mark Villar August 1, 2016 – Secretary of Science and Technology Fortunato de la Peña Secretary of Social Welfare and Development Judy Taguiwalo June 30, 2016 – August 16, 2017 Emmanuel A. Leyco (OIC) August 19, 2017 – May 9, 2018 Virginia Orogo May 10, 2018 – October 15, 2018 Ret. Lt. Rolando Joselito Bautista October 17, 2018 – Secretary of Tourism Wanda Corazon Teo June 30, 2016 – May 8, 2018 Bernadette Romulo-Puyat May 8, 2018 – Secretary of Trade and Industry Ramon Lopez Secretary of Transportation Arthur Tugade Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella June 30, 2016 – October 27, 2017 Harry Roque October 30, 2017 – October 10, 2018 October 12, 2018 – Secretary of the Presidential Communications Operations Office Martin Andanar Head of the Presidential Management Staff Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go June 30, 2016 – October 15, 2018 Jesus Melchor Quitain (OIC) November 12, 2018 – Chairperson of the Commission on Higher Education Patricia Licuanan June 30, 2016 – January 15, 2018 Prospero de Vera III January 26, 2018 – AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Ricardo Visaya July 1, 2016 – December 7, 2016 Gen. Eduardo Año December 7, 2016 – October 26, 2017 Gen. Rey Leonardo Guerrero October 26, 2017 – April 18, 2018 Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr. April 18, 2018 – December 12, 2018 Gen. Benjamin Madrigal Jr. December 12, 2018 – September 24, 2019 Gen. Noel Clement September 24, 2019 – January 4, 2020 Lt. Felimon Santos Jr. January 4, 2020 – PNP Director General Dir. Ronald dela Rosa July 1, 2016 – April 19, 2018 Dir. Oscar Albayalde April 19, 2018 – October 14, 2019 Dir. Archie Gamboa October 14, 2019 – Director-General of the National Economic and Development Authority Ernesto Pernia Solicitor General Jose Calida Chairman of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Emerson Carlos July 8, 2016 – August 19, 2016 Thomas Orbos (OIC) August 23, 2016 – May 21, 2017 Ret. Danilo Lim, AFP May 22, 2017 – National Security Adviser Ret. Hermogenes Esperon, AFP Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza June 30, 2016 – November 27, 2018 Ret. Carlito Galvez Jr. December 12, 2018 – Lead Convenor of the National Anti-Poverty Commission Liza Maza June 30, 2016 – August 20, 2018 Noel Felongco November 6, 2018 – Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Dino Chairman of the Mindanao Development Authority Luwalhati Antonino June 30, 2016 – September 9, 2016 Datu Abul Khayr Alonto September 9, 2016 – May 9, 2019 Nathaniel D. Dalumpines (OIC) May 10, 2019 – July 31, 2019 August 1, 2019 – Director-General of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Guiling A. Mamondiong July 13, 2016 – October 24, 2018 Ret. Supt. Isidro Lapeña PNP October 25, 2018 – Presidential Adviser on Legislative Affairs and Secretary of Presidential Legislative Liaison Office Adelino B. Sitoy September 12, 2016 – Chairperson of the Commission on Filipinos Overseas Maria Regina G. Galias (OIC) September 12, 2016 – August 19, 2018 Francisco P. Acosta August 20, 2018 – Chairperson of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos Yasmin Busran-Lao July 9, 2016 – July 8, 2018 Atty. Saidamen Balt Pangarungan July 9, 2018 – Chairman of the Dangerous Drugs Board Benjamin P. Reyes August 26, 2016 – July 8, 2017 Ret. Dionisio Santiago, AFP July 10, 2017 – November 6, 2017 Catalino Cuy Administrator of the Maritime Industry Authority Marcial Amaro III June 30, 2016 – January 4, 2018 Ret. Rey Leonardo Guerrero, AFP April 18, 2018 – October 24, 2018 Ret. VAdm. Narciso A. Vingson Jr. (OIC), AFP, October 24, 2018 – Commissioner of Bureau of Customs Ret. Capt. Nicanor Faeldon, PMC June 30, 2016 – August 21, 2017 Ret. Isidro Lapeña, PNP August 22, 2017 – October 24, 2018 October 25, 2018 – January 9, 2020 William de Jesus Lima January 10, 2020 – Chief of Bureau of Immigration Jaime Morente Commissioner of Bureau of Internal Revenue Cesar Dulay Chief of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board Atty. Martin Delgra III Chief of the Land Transportation Office Edgar Galvante Director-General of the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency Alex Monteagudo Chief of the National Bureau of Investigation Dante Gierran Executive Director of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Ret. Ricardo Jalad PA Chief of the National Telecommunications Commission Gamaliel Cordoba Chairperson of the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation Andrea Domingo Chief of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency June 30, 2016 – September 5, 2017 Ret. Aaron Aquino September 6, 2017 – Administrator of the National Irrigation Administration Peter T. Laviña November 15, 2016 – March 1, 2017 Ret. Ricardo Visaya March 7, 2017 – Administrator of the Philippine Coconut Authority Avelino Andal June 30, 2016 – March 15, 2017 Romulo “Billy” Dela Rosa July 3, 2017 – Administrator of the National Food Authority Tomas Escarez (OIC) June 30, 2016 – December 28, 2016 Ret. Jason Aquino December 29, 2016 – September 11, 2018 Judy Carol L. Dansal (OIC) September 12, 2018 – Director of the Bureau of Corrections Ret. Rolando Asuncion (OIC) June 30, 2016 – January 6, 2017 Ret. Benjamin delos Santos January 6, 2017 – July 13, 2017 Valfrie Tabian (OIC) July 16, 2017 – April 18, 2018 Ret. Dir. Ronald dela Rosa April 20, 2018 – October 12, 2018 October 12, 2018 – September 4, 2019 Dep. Melvin Ramon G. Buenafe (OIC) September 6, 2019 – September 16, 2019 Gerald Bantag September 17, 2019 – Director-General of Philippine Space Agency Joel Joseph Marciano Jr. Judicial appointments [ edit] Duterte appointed the following to the Supreme Court of the Philippines: Chief Justice [ edit] Teresita Leonardo-de Castro - August 28, 2018  Lucas Bersamin - November 28, 2018  Diosdado Peralta - October 23, 2019  Associate Justices [ edit] Samuel Martires - March 6, 2017 (as Associate Justice), July 26, 2018 (as Ombudsman).  Noel G. Tijam - March 8, 2017  Andres Reyes Jr. - July 12, 2017  Alexander Gesmundo - August 14, 2017  Jose C. Reyes - August 10, 2018  Ramon Paul Hernando - October 10, 2018  Rosmari D. Carandang - November 28, 2018  Amy C. Lazaro-Javier - March 7, 2019  Henri Jean Paul Inting - May 27, 2019  Rodil V. Zalameda - August 5, 2019  Edgardo L. De Los Santos - December 3, 2019  Mario V. Lopez - December 3, 2019  Samuel H. Gaerlan - January 8, 2020  - between May 11, 2020 and August 11, 2020 - between September 18, 2020 and December 18, 2020 Changes [ edit] 2016 [ edit] No. Name Position Agency/Department Date Replaced by 1 Leni Robredo Chairperson Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council December 5, 2016 Leoncio Evasco Jr. Eduardo Del Rosario 2 Al Argosino Deputy Commissioners Bureau of Immigration December 16, 2016 Estanislao Canta (OIC) Tobias Javier 3 Michael Robles Jose Carlitos Licas (OIC) Aimee Torrefranca-Neri 2017 [ edit] Rolando Asuncion Director Bureau of Corrections January 6, 2017 Benjamin Delos Santos Administrator National Irrigation Administration March 1, 2017 Secretary Department of Foreign Affairs March 8, 2017 Enrique Manalo (Acting) Alan Peter Cayetano 4 Avelino Andal [i] Philippine Coconut Authority March 15, 2017 Romulo Dela Rosa 5 Department of Interior and Local Government April 4, 2017 Catalino Cuy Ret. Eduardo Año 6 Department of Environment and Natural Resources May 3, 2017 Ret. Roy Cimatu 7 Cherie Mercado Spokesperson Department of Transportation May 19, 2017 Atty. Leah Quimabao 8 Chairman Dangerous Drugs Board May 24, 2017 Ret. Dionisio Santiago 9 July 13, 2017 Rey Raagas (OIC) Ret. Ronald dela Rosa 10 Department of Social Welfare and Development August 16, 2017 Emmanuel A. Leyco (OIC) Virginia Orogo (Acting) Ret. Rolando Joselito Bautista 11 Ret. Nicanor Faeldon [ii] Commissioner Bureau of Customs August 21, 2017 Ret. Isidro Lapeña [iii] 12 Department of Agrarian Reform September 6, 2017 Rosalina Bistoyong (OIC) John Castriciones 13 Department of Information and Communications Technology September 22, 2017 14 Martin Diño [iv] Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority September 27, 2017 Wilma Esima 15 Jose Vicente Salazar Energy Regulatory Commission October 9, 2017 Agnes Devanadera 16 Paulyn Jean Rosell-Ubial Department of Health October 10, 2017 Herminigildo V. Valle (OIC) Francisco Duque 17 Gertrudo de Leon Undersecretary Department of Budget and Management October 20, 2017 18 Ernesto Abella [v] Presidential Spokesman Presidential Communications Group October 27, 2017 19 Isko Moreno [vi] North Luzon Railways Corporation 20 November 6, 2017 21 Cesar Chavez November 23, 2017 Timothy James Batan 22 Terry Ridon Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor December 11, 2017 Noel Felongco [vii] 23 Melissa A. Aradanas [viii] Commissioners Romeo Halasan Janduga 24 Manuel Serra Jr. [ix] Randy Halasan 25 Joan Lagunda [x] Norman Brillantes Baloro 26 Noel Indonto Melvin Mitra 27 Atty. Elba Cruz President Development Academy of the Philippines December 21, 2017 Magdalena Mendoza (OIC) Engelbert Caronan Jr. 2018 [ edit] Maritime Industry Authority January 4, 2018 Ret. Rey Leonardo Guerrero [xi] Jose Jorge E. Corpuz Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office January 12, 2018 Ret. Anselmo Pinili Commission on Higher Education January 15, 2018 Amado Valdez Social Security System February 12, 2018 Aurora Cruz-Ignacio Jose Gabriel La Viña [xii] Ricardo Moldez Allen Capuyan [xiii] Assistant General Manager Manila International Airport Authority March 14, 2018 Department of Justice April 5, 2018 Menardo Guevarra Aiza Seguerra National Youth Commission Ronald Gian Cardema Dominador Say Department of Labor and Employment April 17, 2018 Atty. Karen Jimeno [xiv] Undersecretary for Legal Affairs and Priority Projects Department of Public Works and Highways April 22, 2018 Atty. Aimee Torrecampo-Neri Deputy Commissioner May 2, 2018 Marc Red Mariñas (OIC) Roberto Teo Board Member Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority May 7, 2018 Department of Tourism May 8, 2018 Tingagun Umpa Assistant Secretary May 15, 2018 Moslemen Macarambon Sr. Frederick Alegre Myra Abubakar Cesar Montano Head Tourism Promotions Board May 21, 2018 Arnold Gonzales (OIC) Maria Venus Tan Mark Tolentino May 22, 2018 Rudolf Jurado Chief Office of the Government Corporate Counsel May 28, 2018 Noel Patrick Prudente May 30, 2018 Celestina dela Serna Officer-in-Charge Philippine Health Insurance Corporation June 5, 2018 Roy Ferrer Patricia Yvette Ocampo Nayong Pilipino Foundation August 7, 2018 Petronilo L. Ilagan Department of Energy August 15, 2018 Lead Convenor National Anti-Poverty Commission August 20, 2018 Noel Folengco Katherine de Castro [xv] Undersecretary of Tourism Advocacy and Public Affairs August 22, 2018 Edwin R. Enrile National Food Authority September 11, 2018 Mocha Uson [xvi] Presidential Communications Operations Office October 1, 2018 28 Joel Maglunsod October 2, 2018 29 Director-General October 12, 2018 Ret. Nicanor Faeldon 30 31 Marc Red Mariñas Atty. Jose Ronaldo P. Ledesma (OIC) 32 October 15, 2018 33 Christopher Go Special Assistant to the President Presidential Management Staff 34 Office of the Cabinet Secretary October 16, 2018 35 Francis Tolentino Political Adviser Office of Political Adviser October 17, 2018 36 Thomas Orbos 37 Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Ret. Isidro Lapeña 38 Maria Lourdes Turalde-Jarabe Undersecretary for Promotive Operations and Programs November 18, 2018 39 Mae Ancheta-Templa Undersecretary for Protective Operations and Programs 40 Hope Hervilla Undersecretary for Disaster Response Management 41 Falconi Millar Secretary-General November 19, 2018 Marcelino Escalada Jr. 42 Presidential Adviser Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process November 27, 2018 43 Ronald Flores 44 Yeshtern Donn Baccay 45 Stella Quimbo Philippine Competition Commission November 28, 2018 2019 [ edit] Arnell Ignacio Deputy Exceutive Director Overseas Workers Welfare Administration February 26, 2019 Mocha Uson Benjamin Diokno [xvii] March 4, 2019 Emmanuel F. Dooc President and CEO March 7, 2019 Alexander Balutan General Manager March 8, 2019 Royina Garma Nela Charade Puno Director General Food and Drug Administration May 16, 2019 Enrique Domingo May 19, 2019 Paul Anthony Pangilinan Reynaldo Velasco Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System May 24, 2019 Emmanuel B. Salamat June 13, 2019 Ret. Ricardo Morales Jack Arroyo Local Chief Executive Rex Maria Mendoza Independent Director of the Monetary Board Hildegardes Dineros Member, Information Economy sector Celestina Ma. Jude dela Serna Member, Filipino Overseas Workers sector Roberto Salvador Member, Formal Economy sector Joan Cristine Reina Liban-Lareza Member, Health Care Provider sector June 30, 2019 Jesus Clint O. Aranas President and General Manager Government Service Insurance System July 2, 2019 Lucas Bersamin Manny Piñol [xviii] Department of Agriculture August 5, 2019 September 4, 2019 Melvin Ramon G. Buenafe (OIC) Gerald Bantag Jose Antonio Goitia Executive Director Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission September 10, 2019 Anshari C. Lomodag Jr. Pedro Aquino Jr. Philippine National Oil Company October 15, 2019 Lt. Rozzano Briguez 2020 [ edit] Undersecretary for Operations February 3, 2020 Notes ^ As Board Member of Movie and Television Review and Classification Board. ^ As Deputy Administrator of the Office of the Civil Defense, later as Director-General of the Bureau of Corrections, Later, he was sacked from office on September 4, 2019. ^ As Commissioner of the Bureau of Customs, later he was designated as Director-General of TESDA. ^ As Interior Undersecretary. ^ As Foreign Affairs Undersecretary. ^ As Social Welfare Undersecretary, later resigned on October 11, 2018. ^ As Lead Convenor of the National Anti-Poverty Commission ^ As Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council Deputy Director General. ^ As Member of Philippine Coconut Authority Governing Board ^ As Assistant Secretary of DENR. ^ As Commissioner of the Bureau of Customs ^ As Tourism Undersecretary, later as Agriculture Undersecretary, now resigned on October 17, 2018. ^ As Chairperson of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples ^ As Undersecretary for Disaster Resiliency of the Presidential Management Staff, later resigned. ^ As Board Member of IBC-13 ^ As Deputy Exceutive Director of Overseas Workers Welfare Administration ^ As Governor of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas ^ As Chairman of Mindanao Development Authority Major activities [ edit] Speeches [ edit] Inaugural Address, (30 June 2016) First State of the Nation Address, (25 July 2016) Second State of the Nation Address, (24 July 2017) Third State of the Nation Address, (23 July 2018) Fourth State of the Nation Address, (22 July 2019) Laws/Amendments/Postponements [ edit] R. A. No. Title / Description Principal author Date signed 10870 Philippine Credit Card Industry Regulation Law July 17, 2016 10871 Basic Life Support Training in Schools Act 10878 Amending Section 74 of Republic Act No. 3844, as amended by Republic Act No. 10374 known as the "Agricultural Land Reform Code" 10879 MIMAROPA Act 10881 Amending investment restrictions in specific laws governing adjustment companies 10882 AFP Derivative Retirement Pension for Children/Survivors Act of 2016 10883 New Anti-Carnapping Act of 2016 10884 Balanced Housing Development Program Amendments 10905 An Act requiring all franchise holders or operators of television stations and producers of television programs to broadcast or present their programs with closed captions option, and for other purposes 10906 Anti-Mail Order Spouse Act July 21, 2016 10908 Integrated History Act of 2016 10909 No Shortchanging Act of 2016 10910 Section 11 of Republic Act No. 3019, as amended, known as the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act 10911 Anti-Age Discrimination in Employment Act 10912 Continuing Professional Development Act of 2016 10913 Anti-Distracted Driving Act 10915 Philippine Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Act of 2016 10916 Road Speed Limiter Act of 2016 10917 An Act Amending Certain Provisions of Republic Act No. 9547, known as an Act Strengthening and Expanding the Coverage of the Special Program for Employment of Students, Amending for the Purpose Provisions of Republic Act No. 7323, known as the Special Program for Employment of Students 10918 Philippine Pharmacy Act 10922 Economic and Financial Literacy Act July 22, 2016 10923 An Act postponing the October 2016 Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections, Amending for the Purpose Republic Act No. 9164, as amended by Republic Act No. 9340 and Republic Act No. 10656, Prescribing Additional Rules Governing the Conduct of Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections and for Other Purposes October 15, 2016 10927 An Act Designating Casinos as Covered Persons under Republic Act No. 9160, known as the "Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2001" July 14, 2017 10928 Amending Section 10 of Republic Act No. 8239, known as the "Philippine Passport Act of 1996" August 2, 2017 10929 Free Internet Access in Public Places Act Bam Aquino 10930 An Act Rationalizing and Strengthening the Policy Regarding Driver's License by Extending the Validity Period of Drivers’ Licenses, and Penalizing Acts in Violation of its Issuance and Application, Amending for Those Purposes Section 23 of Republic Act No. 4136, as Amended by Batas Pambansa Blg. 398 and Executive Order No. 1011, Otherwise Known as The Land Transportation and Traffic Code 10931 Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act August 3, 2017 10932 An Act Strengthening the Anti-Hospital Deposit Law by Increasing the Penalties for the Refusal of Hospitals and Medical Clinics to Administster Appropriate Initial Medical Treatment and Support in Emergency or Serious Cases, Amending for the Purpose Batas Pambansa Bilang 702, Otherwlse Known as “An Act Prohibiting the Demand of Deposits or Advance Payments for the Confinement or Treatment of Patients in Hospitals and Medical Clinics in Certain Cases”, As Amended by Republic Act No. 8344, and for Other Purposes Risa Hontiveros August 5, 2017 10951 An Act Adjusting the Amount or the Value of Property and Damage on Which a Penalty is Based and the Fines Imposed Under the Revised Penal Code, Amending for the Purpose Act No. 3815, Otherwise Known as “The Revised Penal Code”, as Amended August 29, 2017 10952 An Act Postponing the October 2017 Barangay and Sangguniang Katabaan Elections, Amending for the Purpose Republic Act No. 9164, as Amended by Republic Act No. 9340, Republic Act No. 10632, Republic Act No. 10656, and Republic Act No. 10923, and for Other Purposes October 2, 2017 10962 Gift Check Act of 2017 December 19, 2017 10963 Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act Koko Pimentel, Tito Sotto 10968 Philippine Qualifications Framework Act January 16, 2018 10969 Free Irrigation Service Act February 2, 2018 11032 Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act 11035 Balik Scientist Act ( lit. Returning Scientist Act) June 15, 2018 11036 Mental Health Act June 20, 2018 11037 Masustansyang Pagkain para sa Batang Pilipino Act ( lit. Nutritious Food for the Filipino Youth Act) 11038 Expanded National Integrated Protected Areas System Act Loren Legarda, Sonny Angara June 22, 2018 11039 Electric Cooperatives Emergency and Resiliency Act June 29, 2018 11052 Philippine Food Technology Act 11053 Anti-Hazing Act of 2018 11054 Bangsamoro Organic Law Juan Miguel Zubiri July 26, 2018 11055 Philippine Identification System Act of 2018 Panfilo Lacson August 6, 2018 11057 Personal Property Security Act August 17, 2018 11058 Occupational Safety and Health Standards Law Joel Villanueva 11106 Filipino Sign Language Act Nancy Binay November 12, 2018 11131 The Philippine Criminology Profession Act of 2018 November 15, 2018 11148 Kalusugan at Nutrisyon ng Mag-Nanay Act ( lit. Health and Nutrition for Mother and Child Act) Ralph Recto November 29, 2018 11663 National Bible Day Act Manny Pacquiao December 20, 2018 11665 Telecommuting Act 11666 Philippine HIV and AIDS Policy Act of 2018 Risa Hontiveros, JV Ejercito 11180 Athletic Programs Report Act January 3, 2019 11188 Special Protection of Children in Situations of Armed Conflict Act January 10, 2019 11194 Gabaldon Schools Buildings Conservation Act February 7, 2019 11199 Social Security Act of 2019 February 8, 2019 11200 An act providing for the rank classification in the Philippine National Police, Amending for the purpose Section 28 of Republic Act No. 6975, As amended, Otherwise known as the “Department of the Interior and Local Government Act of 1990” 11202 Mobile Number Portability Act 11201 Creation of Department of Human Settlements and Urban Development February 14, 2019 11203 Rice Tarriffication Act 11206 Secondary School Career Guidance and Counseling Act 11207 An act Providing for reasonable rates for political advertisements, Amending for the purpose section 11 of Republic Act No. 9006, otherwise known as the “Fair Election Act” 11211 An act amending Republic Act No. 7653, otherwise known as “The New Central Bank Act”, and for other purposes 11213 Tax Amnesty Act 11214 Philippine Sports Training Center Act 11215 National Integrated Cancer Control Act 11210 105-Day Expanded Maternity Act February 20, 2019 11223 Universal Health Care Act JV Ejercito 11232 Revised Corporation Code of the Philippines 11222 Simulated Birth Rectification Act February 21, 2019 11227 Handbook for OFWs Act of 2018 February 22, 2019 11229 Child Safety in Motor Vehicles Act 11230 Tulong Trabaho Act ( lit. Job Help Act) 11231 Agricultural Free Patent Reform Act 11234 Energy Virtual One-Stop Shop Act 11235 Motorcycle Crime Prevention Act 11239 An Act abolishing the Road Board and providing for the disposition of the motor vehicle user's charges, collections, Amending for the purpose Republic Act No. 8794, entitled “An act imposing a motor vehicle user’s charge on owners of all types motor vehicles and for other purposes” 11241 Philippine Occupational Therapy Law March 11, 2019 11249 Speech Language Pathology Act March 22, 2019 11261 First Time Job Seekers Assistance Act Joel Villanueva, Grace Poe April 10, 2019 11285 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Act April 12, 2019 11291 Magna Carta for the Poor 11292 The Seal of Good Local Governance Act of 2019 11293 Philippine Innovation Act April 17, 2019 11310 Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program Act Leila De Lima 11311 An Act to Improve Land Transportation Terminals, Stations, Stops, Rest Areas, and Roll-on/Roll-off Terminals Grace Poe 11312 Magna Carta for Scientists 11313 Safe Spaces Act 11314 Student Fare Discount Act 11315 Community-Based Monitoring System Act 11321 Sagip Saka Act 11332 Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable Diseases and Health Events of Public Health Concern Act April 26, 2019 11333 National Museum of the Philippines Act 11337 Innovative Startup Act 11346 An Act increasing the Excise Tax on tobacco products, Imposing Excise Tax on heated tobacco products and apor products, increasing the penalties for violations of provisions on Articles subject to Excise Tax, and earmarking a portion of the total excise tax collections from Sugar-Sweetened Beverages, Alcohol, Tobacco, Heated Tobacco and Vapor Products for Universal Health Care, Amending for this purpose Sections 144, 145, 146, 147, 152, 164, 260, 262, 263, 265, 288, and 289, Repealing section 288(B) and 288(C), and creating new Sections 263-A, 265-B, and 288-A of the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997, As amended by Republic Act No. 10963, and for other purposes. July 25, 2019 11350 National Commission of Senior Citizens Act 11358 National Vision Screening Act July 31, 2019 11361 Anti-Obstruction of Power Lines Act August 8, 2019 11362 Community Service Act 11363 Philippine Space Act 11364 Cooperative Development Authority Charter of 2019 11369 National Student's Day of 2019 11371 Murang Kuryente Act 11372 Philippine Coast Guard General Hospital Act 11392 National Performing Arts Companies Act August 22, 2019 11393 Advanced Energy and Green Building Technologies Curriculum Act 11394 Mandatory Provision of Neutral Desks in Educational Institutions Act 11396 SUC's Land Use Development and Infrastructure Plan Act 11398 Philippine Fisheries Profession Act 11448 Transnational Higher Education Act August 28, 2019 11459 Judges-at-Large Act of 2019 August 30, 2019 11463 Malasakit Centers Act Bong Go December 3, 2019 11466 Salary Standardization Law of 2019 January 8, 2020 11467 An Act amending Sections 109, 141, 142, 143, 144, 147, 152, 263, 263-A, 265, and 288, and adding a new section 290-A to Republic Act 8424 as amended, otherwise known as the National Internal Revenue Code of 1997, and for other purposes. Pia Cayetano January 22, 2020 11468 National Day of Remembrance for Road Crash Victims, Survivors, and Their Families Act January 23, 2020 National budget [ edit] R. A. No. Title Principal Sponsor 10924 General Appropriations Act of 2017 Loren Legarda December 22, 2016 10964 General Appropriations Act of 2018 11260 General Appropriations Act of 2019 April 15, 2019 11464 Extension of General Appropriations Act of 2019 December 20, 2019 11465 General Appropriations Act of 2020 January 6, 2020 First year [ edit] July [ edit] Duterte delivers his speech during the turnover rites of the Armed Forces of the Philippines at Camp Aguinaldo Shortly after his inauguration, Duterte held his first Cabinet meeting to lay out his plans for the Cabinet, which included the establishment of a 24-hour complaint office covering the entire country and advancing the country's disaster risk reduction management, lamenting its current status after recalling his personal encounter with the previous administration 's failure to address the lack of basic needs of the victims of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) in 2013.  He laid out his plan to decongest the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, the country's main gateway, by transferring the operations of domestic flights to Clark International Airport in Angeles, Pampanga and constructing a road network between Angeles and Manila while his government reviews the possibility of constructing a new airport at the Naval Station Sangley Point in Cavite.  He also advised the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines not to provide him and his Cabinet officials with special priority treatment different from ordinary citizens.  Duterte pointed out the healthcare in the Philippines, saying that the country could learn from the healthcare in Cuba and ordered his Health Secretary, Paulyn Ubial, to travel to Cuba.  Occurring twelve days prior to the announcement of the outcome of the Philippines' arbitration case against China over the territorial disputes in the South China Sea, Duterte said that he and his Foreign Secretary, Perfecto Yasay, Jr., will study the implications of the ruling in order to better plan any further steps taken by the government to address the issue.    Duterte also expressed his willingness to stop the online gambling industry.  After the Cabinet meeting, President Duterte met with representatives from militant groups to discuss the "People’s Agenda for Change" plan.  On July 1, 2016, a day after the inauguration, President Duterte attended the change-of-command ceremonies for the new Philippine National Police chief Ronald de la Rosa  and the new Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief-of-staff Ricardo Visaya.  During the AFP's change-of-command rites, Duterte personally and briefly met his Vice President Leni Robredo for the first time.  Robredo later paid a courtesy call on Duterte in the Malacañang Palace on July 4, 2016.  Three days later, Duterte appointed Robredo to a Cabinet position (as the head of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council).  Despite opposition, Duterte announced on May 23, 2016 that he would allow the burial of Ferdinand Marcos ' remains in the Libingan ng mga Bayani.  President Duterte issued his first executive order on July 4, entitled "Reengineering the Office of the President Towards Greater Responsiveness to the Attainment of Development Goals". In the executive order, 12 agencies under the Office of the President who focused on anti-poverty programs will be placed under the supervision of Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco, Jr.  Duterte said he will end insurgency and war conflicts in the Mindanao, before his term ends, through peace negotiations between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and other Moro groups.  Duterte noted that the intervention of foreign countries, including the United States, caused the worsened war situation in the Middle East countries including Iraq and Libya.  On 12 July 2016 the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) tribunal agreed unanimously with the Philippines in the international case, Philippines v. China, which former president Benigno Aquino III initiated in January 2013. In its award, it concluded that there is no evidence that China had historically exercised exclusive control over the waters or resources, hence there was "no legal basis for China to claim historic rights" over the area within the nine-dash line.   The tribunal also judged that the PRC had caused "severe harm to the coral reef environment",  and that it had violated the Philippines' sovereign rights in its Exclusive Economic Zone by interfering with Philippine fishing and petroleum exploration by, for example, restricting the traditional fishing rights of Filipino fishermen at Scarborough Shoal.  The PRC rejected the ruling, calling it "ill-founded", but they would still be committed to resolving disputes with its neighbours.   On the same day, President Duterte has named Finance Undersecretary Gil Beltran as the "Anti-Red Tape Czar".  The following day, Duterte met with House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, Jr., and her daughter, Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte, the top officials of the Asian Development Bank and Cebu Archbishop Emeritus Ricardo Cardinal Vidal for a series of courtesy calls and meetings.  On July 14, President Duterte attended the thanksgiving dinner organized by his fellow alumni from the San Beda College of Law at the Club Filipino, San Juan.  President Duterte has offered former President Fidel V. Ramos to become the Philippines' special envoy to China on the planned bilateral talks between two countries, in connection with the ongoing South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) dispute.  On July 18, 2016, President Duterte, together with Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman Butch Ramirez and Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Jose Cojuangco Jr., led the send-off ceremonies for the Philippine delegation in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the Rizal Hall of Malacañang.  After the send-off, Duterte met with Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach for a courtesy call to discuss the possibility of the Philippines hosting next year's Miss Universe.  Two days before his first State of the Nation Address, on July 23, President Duterte signed the Freedom of Information Order that covered all offices under the executive branch.  On July 25, 2016, President Duterte delivered his first State of the Nation Address.  On July 27, 2016, President Duterte met with United States Secretary of State John Kerry, the first foreign minister Duterte met with as president and the highest ranking diplomat he met with since his inauguration, to discuss cooperation between the Philippines and the United States under the Duterte administration following the Permanent Court of Arbitration 's ruling in favor of the Philippines against China's claim over the territorial disputes in the South China Sea.   Later that day, the first National Security Council meeting under the Duterte presidency was held. It was attended by former presidents and NSC members Fidel Ramos, Joseph Estrada, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, and Benigno Aquino III, together with Vice President Leni Robredo, Senate President Koko Pimentel, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, and other cabinet secretaries.  August [ edit] On August 7, 2016, President Duterte, who was at the wake of four soldiers killed in an encounter with communist rebels in Camp Panacan, Davao City, delivered a speech wherein he named local government officials, court judges and police officers who are all involved in illegal drug trade.   September [ edit] On September 2, a bomb exploded in Davao City in Mindanao. The bombing was linked to the Maute group, although Abu Sayyaf reportedly claimed responsibility for the bombing but later denied it.     The incident prompted Duterte to declare a "state of lawlessness" in the country, which would remain in effect for over a year.  In early September, Duterte made his first foreign trip as head of state, attending the ASEAN Summit in Laos.  Before leaving for his first international summit, Duterte quickly made international headlines after slamming then-US president Barack Obama for his criticism on human rights issues brought about by the Philippines’ controversial drug war.  He has apologized for these remarks. Duterte critic Leila de Lima faced a series of investigations on the New Bilibid Prison drug trafficking scandal, with De Lima refusing to attend, calling it a “sham inquiry” and a mere ploy to discredit her. In the Senate's probe on extrajudicial killings related to the drug war, De Lima presented Edgar Matobato, a self-confessed hitman and member of the so-called Davao Death Squad. Matobato testifies that Duterte ordered the group to execute people back when he was Davao City mayor.  However, this was later refuted and disproven.    and it was labeled as 'hearsay' and 'lies' by Duterte.   By the end of September, Duterte lamented that he was being portrayed as a “cousin” of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, but later drew parallels between his drug war and the annihilation of 3 million Jews during the Holocaust.  He later apologized for his remarks, saying "There was never an intention on my part to derogate the memory of 6 million Jews murdered by the Germans".  October to December [ edit] In October 13, the President signed an administrative order creating a presidential task force to probe media killings,  which comes several months after he was criticized for remarks he made as president-elect, when he justified the killing of corrupt members of the media.   In October 18, Duterte visited China to strengthen diplomatic ties between the two countries amid tensions in disputed South China Sea.  During a trade and investment forum in Beijing, Duterte announced the Philippines’ separation from the United States and his decision to move closer to China,  which was later clarified  by Duterte and his cabinet that he was not cutting ties with the US.  In October 28, Datu Saudi-Ampatuan, Maguindanao mayor Samsudin Dimaukom was killed in an alleged shootout with state operatives in Makilala, Cotabato.  In November 5, Albuera, Leyte mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr, who was linked to the drug trade, was killed inside his jail cell in a reported shootout with personnel from the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG).  In November 8, the Supreme Court issued its verdict which paved the way for the burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes’ Cemetery). In November 18, Ferdinand Marcos was buried with full military honors at the Heroes’ Cemetery,  sparking national outrage, especially among those who suffered human rights abuses under the Marcos regime.  In December 4, five months after the President offered Vice President Leni Robredo a Cabinet post through a phone call, the Vice President resigned from the Cabinet. Robredo announced her resignation from her post as housing chair after she received a text message from Cabinet Secretary Jun Evasco Jr, “to desist from attending all Cabinet meetings starting December 5. ”  In December 6, the National Bureau of Investigation said that the death of Albuera Mayor Espinosa was a "rubout" and recommended criminal charges against the 24 CIDG operatives involved, which included police superintendent Marvin Marcos.  In December 7, a bill for the reimposition of the death penalty hurdled the House committee level.  In response, the United Nations warned that the Philippines will violate international law if it reintroduces capital punishment.  In December 17, Duterte endorsed senator Manny Pacquiao as his possible successor when his term ends in 2022.  In December 18, Duterte admitted that he was taking the addictive opioid drug Fentanyl, a powerful painkiller often prescribed for cancer pain and other chronic ailments, beyond the recommended dose because of a spinal injury he had from a previous motorcycle accident.  Additionally, Duterte suffers from Buerger's disease and Barrett's esophagus, but has denied insider reports that he has throat cancer.  On Christmas Eve, an explosion outside a church in Midsayap, Cotabato injured at least 13 people.  Duterte linked the bombing, as well as the September blast in Davao City, to the international terror group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).  Domestic policy [ edit] Burial of Ferdinand Marcos [ edit] In November 8, the Supreme Court issued its verdict which paved the way for the burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (Heroes’ Cemetery), which sparked protest against the verdict. In November 18, Ferdinand Marcos was buried with full military honors at the Heroes’ Cemetery.  It sparked national outrage, especially among those who suffered human rights abuses under the Marcos regime. The protest was continuously held from November 18 to November 30.  Communist insurgency [ edit] In July 2016, Duterte directed his peace process advisor for the CPP–NPA–NDF rebellion, Silvestre Bello III, to lead a government panel in resuming peace talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), the New People's Army (NPA), and the National Democratic Front (NDF) in Oslo, Norway, expressing hope that a peace treaty between the rebellions would be reached within a year.  The first talks began on August 22–26, 2016, in which the parties agreed upon "the affirmation of previously signed agreements, the reconstitution of the Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees which 'protects the rights of negotiators, consultants, staffers, security and other personnel involved in peace negotiations',  and the accelerated progress for negotiations. "  In February 2017, due to recent attacks and kidnapping of soldiers by members of the NPA despite the imposed ceasefire by the government and the rebel groups, President Duterte cancelled all negotiations with the CPP–NPA–NDF and labeled them a terrorist group.  He also ordered the arrest of all NDF negotiators.  Military offensive against the group resumed after Duterte's cancellation of ceasefire.  Death penalty [ edit] During the 2016 election, Duterte campaigned to restore the death penalty in the Philippines.    Duterte, who won the election in May 2016, supports restoration of the death penalty by hanging.  It has been reported that he wants capital punishment for criminals involved in illegal drugs, gun-for-hire syndicates and those who commit "heinous crimes" such as rape, robbery or car theft where the victim is murdered.  Duterte has theatrically vowed "to litter Manila Bay with the bodies of criminals".  In December 2016, the bill to resume capital punishment for certain "heinous offenses" swiftly passed out of Committee in the House of Representatives; it passed the full House of Representatives in February 2017.  In March 7, despite fierce criticism, especially from the Catholic Church, the House of Representatives approved on 3rd and final reading the controversial bill.  However, the law reinstating the death penalty stalled in the Senate in April 2017, where it did not appear to have enough votes to pass.   Drugs [ edit] Duterte presents a chart which he claims illustrates a drug trade network of drug syndicates, on July 7, 2016. Duterte claimed that the Philippines was at risk of becoming a narco-state.  Following his inauguration, Duterte started a nationwide anti-drug campaign, urging the Filipinos, including the New People's Army to join the fight against illegal drugs.   On July 7, Duterte presented a chart identifying three Chinese nationals who serve as drug lords in the Philippines.   In Duterte's first 100 days in office, a rough estimate of 3, 600 killings were attributed to his intensified campaign against illegal drugs, which included more than 1, 300 suspects killed in gunbattles with police,  and about half of them killed by unknown assailants.  There were more than 23, 500 raids and 22, 500 arrests conducted by the police on suspected drug dealers and addicts, and more than 1. 6 million houses of drug suspects visited by police to invite them to surrender and disengage from the drug trade. Approximately 732, 000 addicts and dealers have surrendered to authorities, overwhelming the administration and prompting them to build more rehabilitation centers.  The growing number of extrajudicial executions since the campaign started garnered worldwide attention and prompted the United States, the European Union, the United Nations, human rights watchdogs, and opposition groups to probe into the killings which were believed to be state-sanctioned.      The Duterte administration demanded critics to provide evidence.  On October 10, 2017, amid public outrage over alleged police abuse in the continuing crackdown, Duterte barred the Philippine National Police (PNP) from joining anti-drug raids and designated the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) as the "sole agency" in charge of the war on drugs.  The PNP was allowed back to join the campaign on December 5, 2017, with the PDEA still being the lead agency.  The war on drugs remains overwhelmingly popular among majority of Filipinos, with a poll by the Social Weather Stations in September 2019 returning a rating of "excellent" for Duterte's three-year campaign, with 82% satisfied due to a perception of less drugs and crime in the country.  Environment [ edit] Mining [ edit] On February 2, 2017, the mining sector was shaken up after environment secretary and staunch environmentalist Gina Lopez announced the closure of 23 mining operations and the suspension of five others.   Duterte, who has expressed support for Lopez, said that there was nothing he could do about the closures.  In May 3, Lopez's appointment as Environment Secretary was rejected by the Commission on Appointments (CA) in a vote of 8–16 on May 3, 2017, amid issues over her order to close and suspend mining operations.   On July 2018, Duterte floated a "conspiracy" behind Congress' decision in May 2017 to reject Lopez's appointment as environment secretary. He also reiterated that he will ban open-pit mining.  Boracay clean-up [ edit] In April 4, Duterte announced that the government shall 'close down' all operations within the island of Boracay, the country's number one tourism destination, due to 'environmental concerns'.  In April 10, Duterte admitted that the government has 'no master plan' in how to clean-up Boracay, which he called a 'cesspool'.  In April 24, more than 600 military personnel were deployed by Duterte in Boracay, confusing the natives on the government's initial environmental wordings.   In April 26, Boracay's 6-month closure began, and entire island was officially closed to the public.  Boracay was officially reopened to the public on October 26, 2019 following a six-month extensive clean-up.  A limit for visitors to the island had been set by the government, where only 6, 000 would be allowed on any given day, as studies have shown Boracay's capacity to be only at 6, 000.  Federalism [ edit] Duterte advocates federalism as a better system of governance for the Philippines. He argues that regions outside Metro Manila receive unfairly small budgets from the Internal Revenue Allotment. For example, of the ₱5 billion Davao sends monthly to Metro Manila, only 2 or 3 billion ever returns. He also highlights that money remitted to national government is misused by corrupt politicians in the Philippine Congress.  However, Duterte said to Muslim leaders in July 2016 that if the majority of Filipinos are against the proposal of federalism, he will push for the Bangsamoro Basic Law, in which only Bangsamoro would become autonomous. He would also revise the law in such a way that the Moro National Liberation Front would receive the same deal as the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.  Infrastructure [ edit] Part of Duterte's socioeconomic policy is the Build! Build! Build! Infrastructure Plan which according to the administration will usher in the "Golden Age of Infrastructure". The goals of the program are to reduce poverty, encourage economic growth and reduce congestion in Metro Manila.  Some major projects include:  Subic-Clark Railway  North–South Commuter Railway from New Clark City to Calamba, Laguna  Metro Manila Subway Line 9 Expansion of Clark International Airport  Mindanao Railway (Tagum-Davao-Digos Segment)  Luzon Spine Expressway Network   As of November 2019, since Duterte assumed position in June 2016, a total of 9, 845 kilometres (6, 117 mi) of roads, 2, 709 bridges, 4, 536 flood control projects, 82 evacuation centers, and 71, 803 classrooms under the “Build, Build, Build” program were completed.  In the same month (November 2019), the government revised its list of flagship infrastructure projects under Duterte's "Build, Build, Build" program, expanding it to 100.   Islamic insurgency in Mindanao [ edit] Duterte welcomes Norwegian Kjartan Sekkingstad following his release from Abu Sayyaf captivity. Duterte has said that Moro dignity is what the MILF and MNLF are struggling for, and that they are not terrorists. He acknowledged that the Moros were subjected to wrongdoing, historical and in territory.  Duterte was endorsed in the election by Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) leader Nur Misuari  due to his background in Mindanao.  Jesus Dureza was his second choice.  Other Muslims also supported Duterte and denounced Roxas, the Aquino-supported pick.  During the Mindanao Hariraya Eid al-Fitr 2016 convention in Davao City on July 8, 2016, Duterte vowed to address the Moro conflict and bring peace in Mindanao, assuring the Filipino Muslim community that "something will change" before the end of his term. He said that the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) both support his proposal for federalism in the Philippines, which he says is the only solution to the Bangsamoro peace process. Duterte said that if the proposal for the country's shift to federalism fails or is not desired by the Filipino people, he will vow to pass the Bangsamoro Basic Law, which would establish the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region. He also added that the Basic Law should benefit both MILF and MNLF, saying he is willing to negotiate with both secessionists to initiate a "reconfiguration" of territory.   A crowd of Muslims were attending the speech by Duterte where he accused America of bringing terrorism to themselves, saying that terrorism is not the result of the Middle East.  He railed against the actions undertaken in the Middle East by the USA.  Duterte blamed the war on Mindanao on colonialist Christianity being brought to the Philippines in 1521 by Ferdinand Magellan, saying there was peace before that and that they were made to fight their "Malay brothers" by Christians.  Duterte meeting with MNLF chairman, founder and former ARMM Governor Nur Misuari, November 3, 2016 The Bud Dajo Massacre inflicted upon the Moros was mentioned by President Duterte to criticize the United States and its President Barack Obama.  The massacre was cited a second time by Duterte in criticizing America while calling for the exit of American troops.  On November 6, 2016, Duterte signed an executive order to expand the Bangsamoro Transition Commission to 21 members from 15, in which 11 will be decided by the MILF and 10 will be nominated by the government. The commission was formed in December 2013 and is tasked to draft the Bangsamoro Basic Law in accordance with the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro  Duterte signed the Bangsamoro Organic Law on July 26, 2018,   which abolished the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and provided for the basic structure of government for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region, following the agreements set forth in the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro peace agreement signed between the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in 2014.  Labor [ edit] During his campaign for the 2016 presidential election, one of Rodrigo Duterte's promises was the phasing out of contractualization and improvement to labor in the Philippines. Upon his election, he appointed Silvestre Bello III as Secretary of the Department of Labor and Employment, who considers making all companies put at least 80% of all employees under contract as per the president's orders. By the end of 2016, around 36000 workers have been regularized. Going into 2017, Duterte and Bello aimed for a new permanent policy that would end labor-only contractualization by the end of February, but Bello wound up not signing it. Instead he decided first for dialogue between the president and labor groups in order to get feedback. Eventually President Duterte met with the labor groups as Bello drafts a new Department Order that would stop labor contractualization. However, by March 16 Bello signs Department Order 174 which sets stricter guidelines on contractualization but doesn't immediately illegalize it. Duterte however continued his stand against contractualization, promising to sign an Executive Order against it. However, the Marawi crisis ends up postponing the signing. As of 2018, no Executive Order has been signed by President Duterte regarding the complete abolishment of contractualization. A rally was organized by labor groups on March 15, 2018 in protest against the president's delay of the EO. Eventually on May 1, Duterte signed an EO that would put an end to contractualization, although labor groups criticized the president for his actions since the one signed was not the draft agreed upon with them.  Land reform [ edit] This section is empty. You can help by adding to it. ( December 2019) Law and order [ edit] On June 13, 2018, the Philippine National Police launched "Oplan RODY" or "Rid the Streets of Drunkards and Youths". The campaign was meant to enforce city and municipal ordinances, such as those against drinking and gambling in the streets and walking around shirtless,  and those below 18 years old who are violating the curfew.  In June 21, records showed that 7, 291 youth in Metro Manila were arrested by the police just 9 days after the "Oplan RODY" campaign was launched.  In June 22, Duterte denied that he ordered the arrests of tambay s. Philippine National Police Director General Oscar Albayalde stressed that those arrested had violated local ordinances, which included smoking in public, being half-naked, and karaoke singing past 10 p.   The anti-loitering campaign met public backlash from various militant groups, the religious sector and human rights activists. On June 27, militant and religious groups protested against the campaign, also called "Oplan Tambay".  On June 15, 25-year-old Genesis Argoncillo was arrested by three policemen allegedly for 'not wearing a shirt', although a blotter report that day at the police station showed that Argoncillo and five others had been arrested for alarm and scandal.  Argoncillo was killed a few days later while in prison.  On June 22, the police filed murder charges against two jail inmates who allegedly beat Argoncillo to death.  Lumads [ edit] Duterte threatened the bombing of Lumad community schools because of suspicions that they shelter communist rebels and teach students rebellion and subversion.   Save Our Schools (SOS) Network in Mindanao spokesperson Rius Valle said that on May 20, 2017, the Armed Forces of the Philippines burned down an entire community of Lumad people, which included a school and 35 houses in the Soccksargen region of Mindanao.  On December 8, human rights group Karapatan asked the United Nations to probe the Lumad killings, after the group reported eight T'boli and Dulangan Manobo farmers allegedly killed by members of the 27th and 33rd Infantry Battalions of the Philippine Army.   On July 16, 2018, military presence in Barangay Diagaton, Lianga, Surigao del Sur prompted an expansive Lumad evacuation, which according to human rights group Karapatan-Caraga, was due to human rights abuses being committed against the Lumads.  On July 23, Barug Katungod, a group that monitors the human rights situation in Mindanao, announced that Duterte's Mindanao martial law has shifted focus from terrorism to tribes fighting for ancestral domain, which caused Lumads evacuating due to fear of getting caught in the crossfire or being labeled as sympathizers of the New People's Army  The military claimed that the Andap Valley Complex, where Lumad communities are situated, is "influenced" by the New People's Army and requires soldiers to secure the inhabitants. Environmental organization Caraga Watch, however, claimed that the purpose of militarization was "to remove any opposition against the entry of coal mining companies in to the ancestral lands of the Lumad. "  On August 9, Lumad evacuees formally returned to their homes after days to months in evacuation camps, although military presence in some areas have continued.  Poverty [ edit] Tax reform [ edit] On December 19, 2017, Duterte signed into law the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN Law), which lowered personal income tax and increased consumption tax particularly excise taxes on vehicles, sugar-sweetened beverages, petroleum products, tobacco and non-essential goods. Duterte said that revenues collected from the TRAIN law will help fund the administration's massive infrastructure program.    The implementation of the TRAIN Law triggered protests from various left-wing groups. On January 15, protesters gathered at various public market sites, calling for the revocation of TRAIN.  On May 21, several groups gathered at numerous gas station sites in the country to protest the continuous increase of oil prices, citing the TRAIN Law as the main cause.  On November 2018, Duterte formally approved the suspension of the next round of excise tax increase on oil products under the TRAIN Law amid efforts to tame the country's high inflation at that time.  Terrorism [ edit] The Maute group, an ISIS-inspired terrorist group, had reportedly been able to establish a stronghold in Lanao del Sur since early 2016. The group had been blamed for the 2016 Davao City bombing and two attacks in Butig, Lanao del Sur, a town located south of Marawi, in 2016.  Before the Duterte administration, the Philippine government had downplayed the threat of ISIS in the Philippines.  Even after the February 2016 Butig clash with the Maute group, then-President Benigno Aquino III discounted the possibility of the Islamic State's presence in the country. He said that those behind the attack were just mercenaries wanting to be recognized by the Middle East-based terror group.  In November 2016, President Duterte confirmed the Maute group's affiliation with the Islamic State.  Amidst fierce fighting in Butig on November 30, 2016, Duterte, in a command briefing in Lanao del Sur, warned the Maute group: " Ayaw ko makipag-away sa inyo. Ayaw ko makipag-patayan, (I do not want to fight with you. I don't want us killing each other) but please, do not force my hand. I cannot be forever traveling here every month para lang makipag-usap (just to talk), at pagtalikod ko patayan na naman (and when I turn around, there's killing again). I do not want to mention anything, but please do not force my hand into it. "   On December 2, 2016, as the military regained control of Butig, the retreating Maute fighters reportedly left a note threatening to behead Duterte.  On May 23, 2017, clashes between Philippine government security forces and militants affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), including the Maute and Abu Sayyaf Salafi jihadist groups erupted in the city of Marawi.  On the same day, Duterte signed Proclamation No. 216 declaring a 60-day martial law in Mindanao following clashes between the AFP and the Maute group in Marawi, Lanao del Sur.  He said that the implementation is similar to Proclamation No. 1081 and expressed the possibility of extending the scope of the martial law nationwide if deemed necessary.  The Battle of Marawi became the longest urban battle in the modern history of the Philippines.  According to the Philippine government, the clashes began during an offensive in Marawi to capture Isnilon Hapilon, the leader of the ISIL-affiliated Abu Sayyaf group.   A deadly firefight erupted when Hapilon's forces opened fire on the combined Army and police teams and called for reinforcements from the Maute group.  Maute group militants attacked Camp Ranao and occupied several buildings in the city, including Marawi City Hall, Mindanao State University, a hospital, and the city jail.  They also occupied the main street and set fire to Saint Mary's Cathedral, Ninoy Aquino School, and Dansalan College, which is run by the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP).   The militants also took a priest and several churchgoers hostage.  The Armed Forces of the Philippines stated that some of the terrorists were foreigners who had been in the country for a long time, offering support to the Maute group in Marawi. Their main objective was to raise an ISIS flag at the Lanao del Sur Provincial Capitol and declare a wilayat or provincial ISIS territory in Lanao del Sur.   The fighting lasted for five months until October 17, 2017, the day after the deaths of militant leaders Omar Maute and Isnilon Hapilon. President Duterte declared Marawi as "liberated from terrorist influence".  This was followed by another October 23, 2017 pronouncement of Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana that the five-month battle against the terrorists in Marawi had finally ended.  Tourism [ edit] Economic policy [ edit] Early in his term, Duterte's expletive-laden outbursts triggered the biggest exodus from stocks in a year and made the peso Asia's worst performer in September 2016. The Philippine currency was at a seven-year low and rounding out its worst month since May 2010. In the same month, the Philippine peso completed its biggest monthly decline since October 2000 amid the biggest outflow from the nation's stocks in a year.  According to the Philippines' Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez, the peso's slump this year is "mainly due to a deteriorating trade outlook because of rising imports of capital goods, which is normal for a country that is growing very fast".  Currency strategists have, however, "predicted a rebound once investors see beyond Duterte's words".  After 100 days in office, former president Ramos, a political ally-mentor of Duterte said that "Duterte has been a huge disappointment and letdown" and "the government was losing badly by prioritizing a war on drugs at the expense of issues like poverty, living costs, foreign investment, and jobs".   Based on subsequent surveys conducted by the Social Weather Stations, optimism in the economic prospects under the Duterte administration remains "excellent" with more Filipinos believing that the quality of their lives will improve in the next 12 months.  This is supported by polls conducted by Pulse Asia one year after Duterte took office, wherein approval (82%) and trust (81%) ratings for Duterte still remain very high.  In November 2, 2018, the Philippines slipped 11 places from the World Bank's Ease of Doing Business rankings.   The Department of Finance is demanding a correction from the World Bank, citing the smaller data set used to assess the country's credit base.   In September 2018, the inflation rate of the country skyrocketed to 6. 7%, its highest in a decade.   On September 21, 2018, Duterte signed Administrative Order No. 13, removing non-tariff barriers in the importation of agricultural products, to address soaring inflation rates.   Inflation decreased in November 2018, at 5. 8 to 6. 6 percent.  BSP decreased its inflation forecast for 2019, after the passage of the rice tariffication bill.  Inflation further decreased from 6. 7 percent in October 2018 to 0. 8 percent in October 2019, the lowest inflation rate recorded since May 2016.  Foreign policy [ edit] The Duterte administration has vowed to pursue an "independent foreign policy" that would reject any meddling by foreign governments, reiterating Article II, Section 7 of the 1987 Constitution which states: "The State shall pursue an independent foreign policy. In its relations with other states the paramount consideration shall be national sovereignty, territorial integrity, national interest, and the right to self-determination. " In September 2016, Duterte said: "We will observe and must insist on the time-honored principle of sovereignty, sovereign equality, non-interference and the commitment of peaceful settlements of dispute that will serve our people and protect the interests of our country. " [ citation needed] Duterte made his first international trips as president to Vientiane, Laos and Jakarta, Indonesia on September 5–9, 2016.  ASEAN [ edit] Duterte joins other ASEAN heads of states, holding hands as a symbol of unity in Vientiane, Laos, September 7, 2016. Duterte has placed great importance on the Philippines' diplomatic relations with its ASEAN neighbors. Following tradition, his first trips outside the country were to Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Brunei, and Singapore.  In 2017 the Philippines was chair and host to the ASEAN summits, a series of diplomatic conferences centering on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The culminating event was held in Manila on 10–14 November (31st summit). It was attended by ten Asean leaders.  China and Russia [ edit] Following his inauguration as president, Duterte mentioned his willingness to "reorient" his foreign policy towards China and Russia, particularly in the areas of trade and commerce.  During an interview with Al Jazeera, he expressed his willingness to conduct joint military exercises with China and Russia.  In September, Duterte said that he is considering purchasing military equipment, particularly weaponries and armaments, from China and Russia to strengthen the capabilities of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in addressing insurgency and counter-terrorism, saying that deals between the Philippines and the two countries are already in discussion and that the Chinese and Russian governments have offered the Philippines soft loans that would be payable in 2025.  On October 18–21, 2016, Duterte visited Beijing to meet with Chinese officials, including President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang. While announcing his "separation" from the United States in front of Chinese and Filipino businessmen at the Philippines–China Trade and Investment Forum in Beijing on October 20, Duterte also said that he would realign himself with the Chinese ideological flow and that he might also travel to Russia to meet with President Vladimir Putin to "tell him that there are three of us against the world – China, Philippines, and Russia".   On November 20, 2016, Duterte met with Putin during the sidelines of the APEC summit in Lima, Peru. Duterte has praised Putin's leadership skills and called him his "idol". Putin also invited Duterte to visit Moscow.   Duterte said that he would visit Moscow on May 25, 2017, where a defense cooperation agreement between the Philippines and Russia is expected to be finalized.  During an interview with RT in November, Duterte said that the Philippines is "not ready" for military alliances with China and Russia due to the Mutual Defense Treaty signed between the Philippines and the U. S. ; however, he clarified that the Philippines could seek stronger diplomatic cooperation with China and Russia, as well as other countries, "to make the world more peaceful".  Russian Ambassador to the Philippines Igor Khovaev expounded on Duterte's statement by saying that the Russian government is offering a strategic partnership with the Philippines, not a military alliance, and added that Russia does not believe in establishing military alliances with Asia. However, Khovaev explained that the Russian government is open to assisting the Philippines in purchasing Russian-made weaponry.  On May 1, 2017, following a visit to three Chinese naval ships at the Port of Davao, Duterte expressed interest in conducting joint military exercises between the Philippine Armed Forces and China's People's Liberation Army in Mindanao, particularly in the Sulu Sea.  Territorial dispute [ edit] On July 12, 2016, the Permanent Court of Arbitration tribunal in the Hague announced its ruling in favor of the Philippines in its case filed under the Benigno Aquino III administration in 2013 against China on issues regarding the South China Sea under the provisions of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, including the latter's nine-dash line claim which the tribunal ruled had no legal basis.  Three days after, during a testimonial dinner in San Juan, Duterte asked former President Fidel Ramos to lead the Philippine envoy to Beijing for bilateral negotiations with China over the disputes.  Ramos accepted the offer on July 23,  but resigned on October 31.  During his first State of the Nation Address on July 25, Duterte said that his administration "strongly affirms and respects" the ruling and would use it as a guide to negotiate for a resolution on the territorial disputes.  Duterte prefers to discuss the issue quietly and directly with China and has vowed not to raise the issue before the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.   Duterte said "he would not want to antagonize China" and would want to "maintain good relations with China" to "create an environment where we sit down and talk directly".  On October 12, Duterte declared his intention to terminate joint US–Philippine naval patrols in the South China Sea, which he believes could needlessly antagonize China.  His reticent approach with China contrasts with his otherwise "belligerent rhetoric and swaggering persona"; he has received support for some political ads from an anonymous Chinese donor.  On October 20 in Beijing, Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to resume direct talks on the dispute.  When then U. Secretary of State-designate Rex Tillerson threatened China's positions on the islands, the Philippines said that Tillerson was speaking for the U. only in the U. 's interest and prerogatives.  Delfin Lorenzana, Duterte's Defense Secretary, rejected the possibility of war against China over the islands in the South China Sea.  Duterte and South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the Blue House in Seoul on June 4, 2018. On April 6, 2017, Duterte ordered the Armed Forces of the Philippines to occupy and fortify at least nine uninhabited islands in the South China Sea. He announced plans to visit the Philippine-administered Thitu (Pag-asa) Island during Independence Day and raise a Philippine flag there.  Duterte also ordered the Philippine Navy to build structures on the Benham Rise in order to reassure the Philippines' sovereignty over the undersea region, following the sighting of Chinese survey vessels.  He also announced plans to rename the Benham Rise to the Philippine Rise.  On April 12, Duterte canceled his plan to visit the Thitu (Pag-asa) Island, citing goodwill and friendship with China.  On April 21, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana announced the allocation of ₱1. 6 billion to develop the Thitu (Pag-asa) Island, despite rejection from the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  The development of the island is expected to include the construction of a marine research center, beaching facilities, a radio station, an ice plant, and a power station, as well as the improvement of the Rancudo airstrip runway.  On May 16, 2017, Duterte signed an executive order formally renaming the Benham Rise to the Philippine Rise.  In February 2018, the Philippine Daily Inquirer published aerial surveillance photos of Chinese military fortifications in the South China Sea which showed runways, hangars, control towers, helipads, radomes and multi-storey buildings on reefs across the region, described by the newspaper as "island fortresses". The photos, which were mostly taken in late 2017, were authenticated by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, which described them as "the most complete, detailed batch of aerial pics available", and stated that the "photos show China is nearly done with its militarization of South China Sea". Duterte's spokesman told reporters: "[The region has] long been militarized. And the question is, what can we do? " - which led to accusations of dereliction of his "sacred core duty" of defending Philippine territory.  United States [ edit] Duterte with then U. Secretary of State John Kerry, July 26, 2016 On September 12, 2016, Duterte said that he is "not a fan of the Americans" and that he wants to "reorient" foreign policy with the United States. He requested that U. forces in Mindanao should leave the Philippines, specifically those who are part of the Operation Enduring Freedom, saying that it would "inflame the situation with the Abu Sayyaf ".   Duterte said on September 13 that he does not plan to cut ties with the United States, but wants to reiterate the administration's pursuit of an "independent foreign policy" in accordance with the Constitution; the administration will continue to honor mutual agreements like the Visiting Forces Agreement and the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement.  On September 20, Duterte said: "I never said get out of the Philippines, for after all, we need them there in the China Sea. We don't have armaments. "   On September 27, Duterte vowed not to allow the U. government to interfere with the policies of his administration. He criticized the U. government for "lecturing" his administration on human rights amidst their campaign on illegal drugs and said that he will " cross the Rubicon with the U. " Duterte added that he plans to forge "new alliances" with China and Russia in trade and commerce.  U. Department of State deputy spokesperson Mark Toner responded to Duterte's criticisms by saying that the Philippine–U. relations could still remain "strong and unabated" despite Duterte's criticisms.  The following day, while addressing the Filipino community in Hanoi, Duterte said that the Balikatan military exercises and the joint naval patrols in the South China Sea between the Philippines and the U. in October would be "its last" in order to avoid provoking conflict with China.   Duterte with then U. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, August 7, 2017 On October 5, Duterte accused the U. of refusing to sell armaments to the Philippines and said that he would rather purchase armaments from China and Russia.  In an attempt to repair relations with the U. S., Duterte's Defense Secretary, Delfin Lorenzana, said Duterte was "misinformed" about the U. alliance: "Maybe, the defense ministry and the armed forces were remiss in providing him the correct information. "  On October 6, Duterte's then-Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. denounced the idea of the Philippines being regarded as a "little brown brother" by the U.  Yasay said that the Philippines had been "failed" by the U.   On October 20, while on a trip to Beijing, Duterte declared a "separation" from the United States which he stated had lost militarily, socially, and economically, and emphasized a realignment of the Philippines to move closer to China.  During a press conference after arriving from Beijing, Duterte clarified that what he meant by "separation" was a "separation of a foreign policy" and not a severance of diplomatic ties, saying that it would not be feasible to cut diplomatic ties with the U. due to the large number of Filipino Americans.  U. Department of State spokesperson John Kirby responded by saying: "We are going to be seeking an explanation of exactly what the president meant when he talked about separation from the U. ; it's not clear what that means and all its ramifications. "  On October 23, U. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel R. Russel traveled to Manila to seek clarification and explanation for Duterte's comments with Philippine officials, including Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. and Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana.   Duterte with U. President Donald Trump in Manila, November 13, 2017 On November 7, Secretary Lorenzana clarified that the joint Balikatan exercises will continue along with the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement, but the Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training amphibious landing exercises between the Philippine Marine Corps and the U. Navy would be discontinued. He specified that bilateral drills on counter-terrorism, humanitarian response, special operations, engineering projects, and civic action will remain, all of which have been approved by Duterte.  Following the 2016 U. presidential election, Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar offered "warm congratulations" to Donald Trump on his election victory. He said that Duterte "look[ed] forward to working with the incoming administration for enhanced Philippines–US relations anchored on mutual respect, mutual benefit and shared commitment to democratic ideals and the rule of law".  While in Kuala Lumpur, Duterte personally congratulated Trump by greeting him " Mabuhay! " and expressed hope that the Trump administration would honor obligations and treaties signed between the Philippines and the U.  On December 2, Duterte called then President-elect Trump to personally congratulate him once more and invited him to visit the Philippines for the Twelfth East Asia Summit in 2017, while Trump invited Duterte to visit him in New York City and Washington, D. C. after the former's inauguration.  On April 29, 2017, President Trump called Duterte to inform him of his planned visit to the Philippines in November for the East Asia Summit. Trump also extended an invitation to Duterte to visit him at the White House.  During their call, Duterte urged Trump to show restraint in dealing with North Korea over their nuclear weapons program, warning him that the region could suffer "immensely".  Trump also praised Duterte's drug war during the call, telling him "I just wanted to congratulate you because I am hearing of the unbelievable job on the drug problem".   Trust ratings [ edit] Two weeks into Duterte's presidency, on July 13, 2016, the Social Weather Stations (SWS) conducted the first survey on his presidency since his inauguration on June 30, where Duterte received an "excellent" trust rating of 79% among 1, 200 adults nationwide.   A week later, on July 20, Pulse Asia released a poll conducted on July 2–8 which showed that 91% of Filipinos trust Duterte, making him the most trusted official in the Philippines since 1999, according to Pulse Asia.   On January 8, 2018, Duterte's trust ratings fell to 82% according to an SWS poll.  On April 26, 2018, Duterte's trust ratings further fell to 65%.  A SWS survey released in September 2018 found that Duterte's trust ratings fell again to 57%.  On the third quarter of 2018, Duterte's trust rating increased to 62%.   Duterte's approval rating has been relatively high throughout his presidency despite criticism and international opposition to his anti-narcotics drive.  Duterte finished the first half of his six-year term with a record net satisfaction rating of 68%.  The latest SWS survey, conducted in April 2019, puts Duterte's approval ratings at 79%, higher than any of his predecessors at this stage in their presidencies.  See also [ edit] Protests against Rodrigo Duterte Political positions of Rodrigo Duterte Rodrigo Duterte presidential campaign, 2016 Philippine War on Drugs Burial of Ferdinand Marcos List of international presidential trips made by Rodrigo Duterte List of executive orders by Rodrigo Duterte References [ edit] ^ a b c "Presidency and Vice Presidency by the Numbers: Rodrigo Roa Duterte and Leni Robredo". Presidential Museum and Library. ^ "Official count: Duterte is new president, Robredo is vice president". CNN Philippines. 30 May 2016. 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Just recently in the mainstream Philippine media, a meth-addict mother killed her 2 and 6 y/o children, claiming her children were monsters. This project is under president Roa duterte. Salamat seftv kung hindi dahil sayo hindi napapakita ang mga magagandang ginawa ng mahal na pangulong duterte. salamat more power godbless. When Pres.Duterte said I have to preserve and defend the Filipino nation and i will exactly do it whatever be the price, whatever be the cost, its my solemn duty to see to it that my country is really what it should be a peaceful and comfortable place to live in. my heart melts. Ito ang balita. salamat. Project fuerte. ITO YONG PINAKA PABORITO KONG VLOGGER COMPLETO GANDA NG MGA KUHA QUALITY TALAGA COMPLETO DIN SA EXPLANATION.
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Published Feb 16, 2020, 1:14 pm SGT MANILA (BLOOMBERG, PHILIPPINE DAILY INQUIRER/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - President Rodrigo Duterte has said he will not allow private sector-initiated "massive reclamation" projects in Manila Bay, the harbour which serves the Philippine capital, because they are environmentally destructive and will "choke" the capital. Reclamation will be limited to government-related projects and those already approved by the Philippine Reclamation Authority, according to the transcript of Mr Duterte's speech on Saturday (Feb 15) at the inauguration of the Sangley Airport project in Cavite City, south of Manila. "Not during my time, " Mr Duterte said. "I will not allow massive reclamation for the private sector. Because... if you approve one, you approve all, " he said. "That's how it is. When you govern... at least you try very hard to be equal and fair. But if I do that, of which I am wont to do, I will choke Manila, " he added. The latest property boom in the Philippines has spawned a number of proposals from private developers to reclaim land along Manila Bay. There are 25 proposed projects to reclaim 10, 000ha from Navotas City, north of Manila, to Cavite, a province south of the capital, the Manila Standard reports. The President has previously said that he was inclined to not approve the "massive" reclamation projects. "The entire Manila City would be environmentally at peril. So you should study it carefully, " he said. "The next administration, whoever gets to be president of this country, study carefully. Because that Manila there, that is an old city and it will decay if you add so many things in front of Manila Bay, " he said. Last year, Mr Duterte ordered the transfer of power to approve reclamation projects from the National Economic Development Authority to the Philippine Reclamation Authority, which he then placed under the Office of the President.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s ambitious ‘Build Build Build’ infrastructure program is coming under increasing pressure after claims that only nine of the planned 75 projects have started construction. Drawn up at the start of his presidency in 2016, Duterte’s US$180 billion infrastructure construction campaign of roads, railways, airports and bridges has been plagued by poor planning, red tape, right-of-way issues, engineering problems and cost overruns. Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon brought up the program’s poor completion rate during plenary deliberations on the proposed 2020 budget on Tuesday when he asked the chairman of the finance committee, Senator Sonny Angara, how many of the projects have commenced construction. In a bid to divide the projects into more feasible undertakings, Duterte’s administration is now pushing a new list of 100 projects. A month ago, the number was 91 – so it was hardly surprising that Angara had a hard time answering Drilon. Angara later replied that 12 projects were supposed to be completed by 2020 and an additional 17 would be finished in 2021. 26 more projects are supposed to be done by 2022 and 43 would be completed after 2022 – but Drilon said he didn’t think any substantial progress will be achieved in completing the projects before Duterte’s term ends in June 2022. Source: National Economic and Development Authority Board’s Committee on Infrastructure (NEDA Infracom), Investment Coordination Committee-Cabinet Committee (ICC-CC). “It’s sad to say that the ‘Build Build Build’ program of this administration is a dismal failure. Out of 75 projects proposed at the start of this administration, exactly nine have started construction, ” Drilon later told local media. “Unfortunately, when we asked the question on the floor, they could not even provide us with the projects that are supposed to be scrapped and the projects that are supposed to be included. “If the bureaucracy cannot even respond correctly to the request for information, you can imagine their capacity to actually implement the projects, ” he added. ‘The facts cannot be any clearer’ Perhaps Drilon had a point when he said that the administration could not supply the correct information. The very next day, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo issued a statement admonishing the “lethargic” Drilon – saying that “the facts cannot be any clearer. ” According to Panelo, there are currently 35 ongoing projects and 32 more projects are expected to start construction within the next eight months. 38 are expected to be completed by 2022 and 40 projects will be completed beyond 2022. Panelo also said that 9, 845 kilometres (km) of roads; 2, 709 bridges; 4, 536 flood control projects; 82 evacuation centres and 71, 803 classrooms have been completed under the program. Numbers aside, Drilon is not the only recent critic of the program, with Angara also saying that certain projects may not have been “well thought out” and were “overly expensive. ” The fact that some projects had to be completely scrapped due to cost or geographical reasons point towards a lack of feasibility studies, surveys or other assessments. An 18 km bridge linking two islands was cancelled by Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia last month because “it’s much more expensive than we thought” – adding that the terrain and the depth of the sea in which bridges would be built made certain projects too challenging to pull off. It is also interesting to note whether these recent U-turns have scared off potential international investors – most notably Japan and China. The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) last month announced it would be bank rolling US$1. 36 billion worth of road and bridge projects, the majority of the funds going towards reconstructing nine roads and bridges that were damaged during a 2013 earthquake. JICA is also funding three-quarters of the Metro Manila Subway with a US$5. 28 billion loan. The Philippines’ first intercity underground railway, the first three stations of the Metro Manila Subway is expected to be running by 2022 and all 15 stations should be fully operational by 2025. China, meanwhile, has provided US$398 million in grants and US$273 million worth of soft loans for the ‘Build Build Build’ program according to the Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines, Zhao Jianhua, in September – with another US$421 million worth of grants to be provided over the next three years. While unsolicited public-private partnerships (PPP) make up 26 projects in the new list, PPP agreements in the past have failed to promote public interest due to provisions such as automatic rate increases – which forced the government to approve rate increases proposed by concessionaires. With so much ambiguity surrounding these projects, the public can expect to see more hard questions asked about the ‘Build Build Build’ program and Duterte’s promise that it would usher in a “golden age of infrastructure” for the Philippines. Related articles: Can Duterte’s “Build! Build! Build! ” boost the Philippines’ economy? China to boost Duterte’s Build! Build! Build!
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Under Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, the Southeast Asian country is experiencing an infrastructure boom unseen since the time of strongman Ferdinand Marcos.
Over the next decade, the government is set to embark on an ambitious $180 billion infrastructure spending bonanza, set to transform the Philippines’ economy.
Philippine Department of Finance (DOF) chief economist Karl Chua said in an interview that the government is looking at 75 flagship projects, which include six airports, nine railways, three bus rapid transits, 32 roads and bridges, and four seaports that will help bring down the costs of production, improve rural incomes, encourage countryside investments, make the movement of goods and people more efficient, and create more jobs.
The government is also aiming to construct four energy facilities that will ensure stable power supply at lower prices; ten water resource projects as well as irrigation systems that will raise agricultural output; five flood control facilities that will help protect vulnerable communities as well as boost their resilience against the impact of climate change; and three redevelopment programs that will deliver sustainable solutions to best meet the needs of urban population.
If successful, Duterte could once and for all extinguish the Southeast Asian country’s reputation as the “sick man of Asia”–and usher in an unprecedented era of inclusive economic development.
Striking while the iron is hot
To be fair, recent years have seen consistently high economic growth in the country. Since 2011, the Philippines has broken out of its historically mediocre growth pattern to feature among fastest growing nations in the region.
The World Bank expects the Philippine Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to grow by 6. 7% in 2018 and 2019, the highest in Southeast Asia. The Duterte administration, however, is hoping to nudge growth to the 7-8% territory.
But the country’s growth has been shallow and far from comprehensive, leaving high levels of unemployment, poverty and hunger relatively untouched. And this is where the Dutertenomics’ “build, build, build” agenda comes into the picture, hoping to (literally) bridge the gap in economic policies of past administrations. Infrastructure is clearly the country’s Achilles heel.
Poor infrastructure holding Pinoys back
On one hand, infrastructure has been a major source of concern for foreign investors, who have been discouraged by the country’s weak infrastructure and heavy utility costs. Those investments are crucial to create well-paying jobs for the millions of poor and unemployed Filipinos.
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According to an authoritative study by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), traffic congestion in Manila, caused by poor infrastructure, carried a daily price tag of P2. 4 billion ($45 million) in 2012--a figure that is expected to almost triple by 2030.
According to the 2017 World Economic Forum’s competitiveness report, the Philippines ranked 97th in the world in terms of infrastructure. In a separate report by the United Nations, the Philippines ranked 5 th in Southeast Asia in terms of access to physical infrastructure.
Duterte’s two immediate predecessors, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Benigno Aquino III, oversaw a decade of sustained macroeconomic reform, anchored by fiscal tightening, moderate inflation, expanding trade surplus and steady economic growth.
Yet, the cost of their disciplinary economic policies was lack of sufficient investment in basic infrastructure. Under the Aquino administration, in particular, under-spending was a major concern.
Both the Arroyo and Aquino administrations were also overly dependent on private-public-partnership (PPP) schemes with local conglomerates, which lacked proper competencies.
Duterte, however, can now build on his predecessors’ legacy by diverting the Philippines’ expanding fiscal pie to address infrastructure woes. Leveraging his skyrocketing approval ratings ( 80%), combined with a new foreign policy direction as well as a super-majority coalition in the legislature, his administration is marshaling necessary funds to finance and sustain its ambitious economic plan.
Who's footing the bill?
Unlike his predecessors, he is ditching the PPP modality in favor of larger reliance on government revenues as well as Official Development Assistance (ODA), particularly from Japan and China, as his main sources of infrastructure funding.
To support the new modality, Duterte has normalized relations with China, which has offered $7. 3 billion in infrastructure investments, and Japan, which has been a leading investor in the Philippines for decades.
Duterte also passed a new tax reform package, which is expected to raise sufficient revenues to fund infrastructure spending. According to Mr. Chua, up to 70% of newly-raised revenues (estimated to raise P786 billion over the next 5 years) are earmarked for supporting the “build, build, build” campaign.
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Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said that the government hopes the tax reform will “not only solve our present infrastructure gaps, but also support the country’s future growth. ”
Nonetheless, Duterte’s ambitious infrastructure vision could be hobbled by chronic challenges. Experts have expressed doubts over absorption capacity of government agencies to undertake projects competently and on time; risk of large-scale corruption and bidding anomalies affecting foreign, especially Chinese-led, projects; lack of construction workers and skilled labor; as well as growing pressure on Philippine peso and international reserves due to need for importing intermediate goods and technology for infrastructure boom.
Supporters, however, claim that even if the government fails to achieve half of its ambitious goals, Duterte could still go down in history as a harbinger of a golden age of infrastructure buildup in the country. Infrastructure could very well be one of the Filipino president’s defining legacies.
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Rappler obtains the revised list of the Duterte administration's infrastructure projects. The government needs a whopping P4. 3 trillion to implement all 100 projects.
Published 9:15 PM, November 12, 2019
Updated 9:15 PM, November 12, 2019
MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte's economic team revised the list of the administration's big-ticket infrastructure projects, as some of the items on the old list faced engineering and cost problems.
The new Build, Build, Build list, which Rappler obtained through a reliable source, now features 100 projects instead of 75. (READ: Expensive, too much work: Duterte's team rethinks infra projects)
The projects were jointly approved by the powerful National Economic and Development Authority Board's Committee on Infrastructure (NEDA Infracom) and Investment Coordination Committee-Cabinet Committee (ICC-CC).
Rappler's source said Presidential Adviser for Flagship Programs and Projects Vince Dizon presented the new list to the committees. The members of the committees gave comments on the list. Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III then called for a motion for approval, to which the committees swiftly responded in the affirmative.
Duterte will now need at least P4. 3 trillion to complete all 100 projects.
The new list divides projects into 5 categories:
transport and mobility
urban development and renewal (including disaster resilience projects)
information and communications technology
The economic team had 3 major considerations for the inclusion of the projects. These are:
urgency which addresses a current problem or concern
national or regional significance which relates to the impact or benefits of the project that can be felt by more people in a wider area
game-changing nature of the project which relates to the significant impacts on people's lives and on the conduct of business in the country
There are 71 projects aiming to address problems in transport and mobility. The government will be allocating a whopping P3. 9 trillion for these.
The Duterte administration targets to complete 11 projects that would address the country's water needs.
These projects require a total of P167 billion.
At least P133 billion will be needed for 9 projects which address urban development and renewal.
These projects also address disaster risk mitigation.
New on the list of priority and expensive projects are those involving information and communications technology.
There are 7 projects under this category, amounting to a total of P71. 9 billion.
The new list features two power projects worth over P20 billion.
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon called Duterte's infrastructure push a "dismal failure" on Tuesday, November 12, months after he already called out its "terrible performance. "
As of October 15, only two projects had been completed out of the original target of 75. – with reports from Aika Rey/
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