On Saturday, Malacañang recounted the achievements of the President Rodrigo Duterte as he marked his 3rd anniversary as the chief executive.
“The President’s record as the Philippines’ Chief Executive speaks for itself,” presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a statement.
Panelo said that Halfway through Presidency of the Republic of the Philippines, PRRD attained countless feats, including decreasing the rate of criminality to a remarkably low figure, shattering the illegal drug industry with the voluntary surrender of more than almost a million drug personalities and also rehabilitating their victims, initiating measures and strategies to prevent the local communist rebellion from spreading and crushing the attempts of the terrorism that was originating from different parts of the globe.
The Palace spokesperson further enumerated bills that Duterte had signed into the law, among them the following were free tuition in the state colleges and universities, free irrigation for farmers, access of free internet in public places, compulsory PhilHealth coverage for diabetics, free medicines for indignent patients and their financial support, an increase in SSS pensions of seniors, health care programs worldwide, institutionalization of the feeding programs for the students of public schools, better wages for government employees, double salaries for soldiers, jail officers, policemen, and firemen, enormous subsidies in the favor of government hospitals and the prohibition of illegal labor.
Panelo said that the Chief Executive had also signed laws and suggested measures that aimed at decreasing poverty and to raise the standard of living for those who belonged to the underprivileged class of the society.
The spokesperson of the Palace further said that the Duterte awarded Certificates of Land Ownership to several farmers and agrarian reform beneficiaries.
Duterte further forced the Congress to design a bill that will carve the way for returning the coco levy fund to the farmers of coconut via trust fund.