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The 'Duterte Legacy' Campaign

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The 'Duterte Legacy' Campaign

The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) officially launches the Duterte Legacy campaign— a campaign aiming to exhibit the “successes and sacrifices made by President Rodrigo Duterte and his administration” in bringing change and progress to the lives of Filipinos and the whole country.



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    And daming nauto ni Andanar

    Falcificationcy... Fallacy.. Imbecilecy... Impertinency... Assholecy... Lunacy... Illegalcy... DrugLordcy..

    2 bridges build since June 2016 :rofl:

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    Parang matrix lang, gawa ng cartolina ang mga tulay ni Andanar

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    .             DUTERTE LUNACY

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    70 - 64 airports gawa ni Dutz

    = 6 lang pala ang airport natin bago ang 2016

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    Unemployment rate climbs to 21.5%, or 10M Filipinos, based on 3rd quarter SWS survey

    The rate of unemployment among Filipinos has increased for the second consecutive quarter at 21.5 percent, or an estimated 10 million adults, based on the third quarter of 2019 Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey results.

    In the nationwide survey conducted from September 27 to 30 among 1,800 respondents, SWS found the joblessness rate rising to 21.5 percent (10 million Filipinos) of the total adult labor force.

    It has been increasing since the 19.7 percent (9.4 million adults) in March 2019 and 20.7 percent (9.8 million adults) in June 2019.

    SWS defines adult joblessness as those seeking jobs for the first time, those who voluntarily left their old jobs, or those retrenched or lost their jobs due to economic circumstances beyond their control.

    The 21.5 percent who were jobless in September 2019 consisted of 9.5 percent (4.4 million adults) who voluntarily left their jobs, 3.5 percent (1.6 million adults) first-time job seekers, and 8.4 percent (3.9 million adults) retrenched.

    The 8.4 percent who were retrenched consisted of 5.8 percent (2.7 million adults) whose contracts ended and no longer renewed, 1.3 percent (621,000 adults) whose previous employer closed operations, and 1.3 percent (596,000 adults) who got laid off.

    SWS attributed the 0.8-point increase in the national adult joblessness to increases in the rest of Luzon (25 percent or 5.3 million adults), Mindanao (19.9 percent or 2.2 million adults), and Metro Manila (24.5 percent or 1.6 million), combined with a decline in Visayas (11.8 percent or 934,000 adults).

    According to SWS, adult joblessness has been consistently higher among women than among men.

    Compared to June 2019, adult joblessness rose among women, at 31.4 percent (6 million adults) in September 2019, from 28.5 percent (6.1 million adults) in June 2019.

    It also increased among men, at 14.6 percent (4 million) in September, from 14.3 percent (3.7 million) in June.

    Moreover, adult unemployment has been consistently highest among the 18 to 24 year olds compared to other age groups. It has also increased among all age groups except those under 18-24 year-olds.

    It went higher among 25 to 34 year-olds, at 30.9 percent (3.3 million) in September 2019, from 28.1 percent (3.1 million) in June 2019.

    It also increased among 35 to 44 year-olds, at 17.3 percent (2 million) in September, from 10.4 percent (1.2 million) in June; and among those aged 45 years and above, at 14 percent (2.8 million) in September, from 13.9 percent (2.7 million) in June.

    However, it fell among 18 to 24 year-olds, at 44.9 percent (1.9 million) in September, from 50.2 percent (2.8 million) in June. This is the lowest since the 40 percent in September 2018, SWS pointed out.

    Compared to June 2019, adult joblessness was higher in urban areas, at 23.4 percent (4.1 million) in September 2019, from 21.9 percent (4.3 million) in June 2019.

    It increased slightly in rural areas, at 20.3 percent (5.8 million) in September, from 19.8 percent (5.5 million) in June.

    The respondents were also asked about their outlook on job availability during the survey period.

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    Duterte’s ‘true’ legacy is defined by extrajudicial killings and waving sovereign rights, critics say

    Filipinos presented arguments against the launching of the Duterte Legacy Campaign that aims to present the administration’s supposed accomplishments halfway through the term.

    Initiated by the Presidential Communications Operations Office, the campaign hopes to show the government’s progress in three pillars — peace and order, infrastructure development and poverty alleviation.

    PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar said that its initial goal is to “inscribe” President Rodrigo Duterte’s legacy by focusing on various narratives from beneficiaries of the administration’s landmark projects.

    The campaign was launched on Friday, January 17, at the Philippine International Convention Center where Cabinet members presented what their agencies have supposedly accomplished.

    Local and international “truth caravans” will also be conducted by PCOO “to promote priority policy messages and counter disinformation about the Philippine government.”

    Andanar said that documentary series, quarterly magazines and podcasts supplementing the campaign would also be released.

    The motives of the campaign, which was launched amid the fourth level alert status of Taal Volcano, was questioned by some Filipinos, who pointed out that it does not thoroughly reflect the “true legacy” of Duterte.

    Extrajudicial killings and ‘Oplan Tokhang’

    For critics of the chief executive, extrajudicial killings and the “Oplan Tokhang” or police-led drug operations were two of the most glaring legacies he has bestowed on the nation three years after assuming office.

    “This exhibit must be a gallery full of (scenes) of the crime photos of all the people Duterte and his death squads had killed,” a Twitter user wrote.

    Political scientist Cleve Arguelles pointed out that Duterte’s “single most important legacy” is the “grave loss of human lives under his administration.”

    “The single most important #DuterteLegacy is his massacre of thousands and thousands of poor Filipinos, disguised as a war vs. drugs. None of his supposed accomplishments are more important than the grave loss of human lives under his administration,” he commented

    According to the Human Rights Watch’s 2019 report on the Philippines, the country’s human rights crisis “deepened” in 2018, noting that Duterte has continued his “murderous” campaign against illegal drugs.

    It also noted the government’s failure to release official documents pertaining to the drug war, as well as revealing “contradictory statistics” when it comes to figures and data.

    “Masked gunmen taking part in killings appeared to be working closely with police, casting doubt on government claims that most killings have been committed by vigilantes or rival drug gangs,” the report said.

    Waving sovereign rights on West Philippine Sea

    Ever since he took office, Duterte has pivoted the country’s foreign policy from United States, the country’s traditional ally, to China.

    It has resulted in alarming encroachment of the Chinese on islands in the West Philippine Sea, including building artificial lands and fishing within the country’s exclusive economic zone, among others.

    One Twitter user even claimed that Duterte has become “China’s lapdog” due to his seemingly soft stance against Beijing despite harassing Filipino fishermen that has nearly cost them their lives.

    Another user retweeted a social media card from PCOO concerning the Duterte Legacy Campaign and wrote, “Baka strategies in giving our assets to China and ending private assets for take over by Chinese firms.” 

    China has repeatedly asserted its “nine-dash line” claim over territories that include the exclusive economic zones of Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia and the Philippines.

    Manila won the case against Beijing in a United Nations-backed tribunal supporting the former’s exclusive rights to fish within 200 nautical miles from its coastal baseline. However, Chinese President Xi Jinping has greatly dismissed it.

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    WV’s ‘longest bridge’ opens in Aklan

    KALIBO, Aklan – The Kalibo Bridge III, dubbed the longest bridge in Western Visayas, was opened to the public on Thursday. 

    Mark Villar, secretary of the Department of Public Works and Highways, led the inauguration of the bridge located on the boundaries of Barangay Tigayon, Kalibo and Barangay Mina, Lezo, Aklan. 

    “The Kalibo Bridge, which has a budget of P500 million, is part of the ongoing 16-kilometer Aklan circumferential road project,” Villar said, adding the bridge spans around 770 meter.

    He said the circumferential road which traverses the adjacent towns of Kalibo, Numancia, Lezo, and Makato, when completed, would cut down travel time from this capital town to Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan from one hour and a half to 45 minutes.  

    Meanwhile, Governor Florencio Miraflores said the project started in 2013 when they were planning for ways to cut the travel time of tourists bound to the world-famous Boracay Island.

    “We were looking then of ways of how we could cut travel time to tourists bound to Boracay,” added Miraflores.

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    Per Andanar its only 0.8% :lol:

    Tinalo pa ang1% drug rate


    GDP growth falls to eight-year low of 5.9% in 2019

    MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine economy grew 5.9 percent in 2019, its slowest pace in eight years, no thanks to delayed approval of last year’s national budget.

    The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) on Thursday reported that the gross domestic product (GDP) grew 6.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2019.

    While fourth-quarter GDP expansion was the fastest quarterly growth that year, it failed to lift the full-year figure to within the government’s downscaled 6-6.5 percent target range.

    Based on the latest PSA data, GDP growth in 2019 was the lowest annual rate since 2011’s 3.7 percent.

    As early as Wednesday, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto M. Pernia already conceded that achieving last year’s growth goal was “unlikely” after the PSA revised the third-quarter figure to 6 percent from 6.2 percent previously.

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    Amid Taal disaster, ‘Duterte Legacy’ disinformation campaign launched

    Research group IBON hit Malacañang’s launching of the ‘Duterte Legacy’ campaign while relief operations are still ongoing for tens of thousands of families displaced by the present eruption of Taal volcano. The campaign is not just rife with disinformation, said the group, but also insensitive politicking for the still distant 2022 elections.

    Organized by the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), the Duterte Legacy Campaign was launched by Malacañang at the Philippine International Convention Center barely a week after Taal volcano erupted. Cabinet officials showcased the Duterte administration’s accomplishments in three “key pillars”: peace and order, infrastructure development, and poverty alleviation.

    IBON executive director Sonny Africa criticized the launch for its insensitivity. “The government pleaded lack of relief funds and asked the public for support,” Africa said, “but here comes the PCOO using its bloated propaganda budget for presidential self-promotion conspicuously in anticipation of the 2022 elections.” The PCOO budget which averaged Php1.1 billion a year in 2011-2016 has greatly increased under the Duterte administration to Php1.7 billion for 2020.

    Africa said that the PCOO campaign is only the latest disinformation effort of the administration. “The Duterte Legacy Campaign is deceiving the public about the real state of the economy with its selective and misleading presentation of figures.”

    The PCOO claims 4.2 million jobs generated through ‘Build, Build, Build’ to hype its impact. Africa said this is an exaggeration though and points out, for instance, that this is even more than the 4.15 million total employed in the construction sector in 2019 reported by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). There is so much double-counting that the number is virtually made up, he stressed.

    The 4.5% unemployment rate is meanwhile disingenuous because the figure is only for the October 2019 labor force survey round. The PCOO would be more honest, he said, if they cited the higher 5.1% unemployment rate for the whole year which is already available from the PSA. Africa also said that the supposed 5.9 million Filipinos being lifted from poverty is only because a very low and unrealistic poverty line of Php71 was used to compute this.

    IBON pointed out that the Philippine economy is in worse shape because of the unreformed neoliberal policies of the Duterte administration. The group noted that: growth has been slowing since the start of the administration to just 5.8% in the first three quarters of 2019; agriculture grew weakly at just 1.5% and manufacturing slowed to 3.7%. The group also cited government debt bloating to Php7.9 trillion; regressive tax reforms eating away at the incomes of the poorest 60% of the population; high real unemployment at 4.7 million; and more than 12 million families trying to survive on Php132 or less per person per day.

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    THE DUTERTE LEGACY: Transport infrastructure for the future

    These projects, which are being completed at an accelerated pace, will be testaments to the vision of change, hope and progress as promised by our beloved President when he took office in 2016.



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    January 21, 2020 12:18 AM

    I have read countless books and articles on how strong leaders would want themselves to be remembered when they are already out of the picture.

    Some would say that they would want to be remembered for good leadership, while others fear the thought of being immortalized as leaders with short-sighted decisions focused on short-term gains. Then, there are leaders who are not afraid to break glass walls in order to end stereotypes and old norms.

    But no matter how much their legacies may differ, I only find one thing in common — legacy.

    Whether it’s tangible or intangible, legacy is something that needs a very strong foundation. It is one of the most profound and powerful things one can have in a lifetime for it enables you to have influence that transcends the future — even when your term of office or time of service ends.

    This important part of leadership has been brought to the spotlight as the campaign, “The Duterte Legacy,” was launched on Friday, 17 January, just in time as the Duterte administration is entering the penultimate half of its term.

    With the aim of providing a wider platform for the government’s transparent, progressive and quality public service, “The Duterte Legacy” highlights three key pillars of governance: peace and order, infrastructure development and poverty alleviation.

    The Department of Transportation (DoTr) falls under the infrastructure pillar where it plays a vital role, specifically in “Build, Build, Build” — the ambitious program of the Duterte administration focused on the goal of delivering much-needed infrastructure projects and initiatives to enhance mobility and connectivity in the country.

    I have the honor of witnessing first-hand how this legacy of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte was ensured to materialize in time at the hands of no less than his former colleague and good friend, DoTr Secretary Arthur Tugade.

    With these two men possessing a strong political will and the hearts to serve, these big-ticket infrastructure projects and even small-scale projects under the “Build, Build, Build” program are now in full swing to close the infrastructure gap. This infrastructure gap has shackled the country from improving the lives of Filipinos in the provinces and countryside.

    In the first three years of the Duterte administration, the DoTr was able to finish 119 airport projects under the Aviation and Airports sector, with 166 more ongoing. These airport projects include building new gateways and rehabilitating existing ones, construction or extension of runways, rehabilitation or expansion of passenger terminal buildings, and the night-rating of airports.

    This year alone, several airport projects are set to be completed. These include the Bicol International Airport, which is now at 62.393 percent progress rate and is expected to be finished in July; the second Passenger Terminal Building of the Clark International Airport, which is already 93.31 percent complete and is also expected to be finished this July; and the Sangley Airport in Cavite, which successfully commenced operational dry-run in October last year and is now just currently waiting inauguration this month.

    Aside from these promising airports, we also have other ongoing projects such as the rehabilitation of Terminal 2 of the country’s main gateway, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). One of the biggest airports in the world is also set to rise here in the country, the Bulacan International Airport. It is due for construction also this year, with a capacity to accommodate up to 200 million passengers per year.

    For our pipeline projects under the Aviation and Airports sector, we have the unsolicited proposal of the NAIA Consortium to rehabilitate our main gateway, the NAIA. The proposal was approved by the National Economic and Development Authority. It is now ready for a Swiss challenge.

    In the Railway sector, we are currently working on six projects with the ongoing construction and rehabilitation of one railway network.

    First is the country’s first underground railway system, the Metro Manila Subway, which officially started construction with clearing operations conducted on December 2019. Then we have the MRT-7 that will connect Quezon City and Bulacan. It is now 50.69 percent complete. We are also working 24/7 on a 13,700-square meter concourse area or a Common Station, which will interconnect the MRT-3, MRT-7 and LRT-1 lines and the Metro Manila Subway.

    Last year, construction work has also started on the LRT-1 Cavite Extension and the first segment of the North-South Commuter Railway, and the PNR Clark Phase 1, which will connect Manila and Malolos, Bulacan. The LRT-2 East Extension is also on the final construction stage and is expected to be finished by December this year.

    Lastly, for our ongoing railway projects, we are carrying out the comprehensive rehabilitation of the MRT-3 to return the line to its original high-grade infrastructure condition.
    For other projects in the pipeline, we have the LRT-2 West Extension, MRT-4, and Subic-Clark Cargo Railway Project.

    In the Road sector, we have built and started operations of one landport, the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange. And we will not stop from there. Two more land terminals will be built soon, namely the Taguig City Integrated Terminal Exchange and North Integrated Terminal Exchange.

    For enhanced mobility in Metro Manila, other projects such as the Quezon Avenue Bus Rapid Transit, EDSA and Makati-BGC Greenways, and the Passenger Transport Information and Management Center are also now in the pipeline.

    Finally, in the Maritime sector, since 2016, the DoTr and the Philippine Ports Authority have completed a total of 317 commercial and social/tourism port projects nationwide, with 250 more still ongoing.

    These projects include the country’s first barge terminal, the Cavite Gateway Terminal in Southern Luzon and the country’s biggest and most modern Passenger Terminal Building located in the Cagayan de Oro City Port.

    These projects, which are being completed at an accelerated pace, will be testaments to the vision of change, hope and progress as promised by our beloved President when he took office in 2016.
    Indeed, we are starting to build a strong legacy — a legacy that will be well remembered and appreciated in the future.

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    Duterte legacy: Chinese criminals

    Last Saturday, according to the Bulletin, six Chinese men tried to abduct an 18-year-old Filipina as she waited for a taxi outside her home in Makati City. Barangay tanod or village watchmen were able to arrest four of the men, all of them in their 20s; two escaped. This was not the first attempted abduction of a vulnerable young woman by Chinese nationals in the Philippines; the Anti-Kidnapping Group of the Philippine National Police had already reported an increase in the number of kidnappings of Chinese nationals by other Chinese. (The website is full of such stories.) There has been a similar, even more worrying increase in the number of prostitution dens servicing Chinese nationals working in the Philippines as employees of Philippine offshore gaming operator (or Pogo) facilities.

    But last Saturday’s attempted kidnapping by Chinese nationals was likely the first to be reported under the Duterte administration that involved a Filipina victim. Given the Duterte administration’s proven inutility against Chinese aggression, we can readily conclude that this incident won’t be the last. Those who have rationalized the spike in these related crimes of kidnapping and prostitution as a Chinese-only issue badly need a reality check. If you turn the country into a battlefield for Chinese criminal syndicates, as the administration has WILLINGLY done, you should expect your own countrymen to be turned, not only into collateral damage, but into cannon fodder.

    Yesterday, Lt. Gen. Archie Gamboa, now formally designated as the new chief of the PNP, said he was considering putting up “Chinese desks” in the police organization. “We need the cooperation of the Chinese people through their embassy. We will establish Chinese desks and cross training on language, on the culture so that [we can better understand] why they are doing this and how they’re going to do it.” He also told reporters that the Chinese Embassy was organizing study visits. “There are a lot of invitations, a lot of specialized schoolings and visits that has been initiated by the Chinese government of sending members of the PNP to China so that we would understand more their culture and how their syndicates do their thing in China and probably the same that they do here in the Philippines.”

    These are good next steps, but hardly sufficient. What is lacking from Gamboa’s well-intentioned statements is a sense of urgency; he sounds exactly as if the victims of these Chinese criminal syndicates are limited to Chinese nationals. Now that the first report of an attempted abduction of a Filipina is out, Filipino citizens should demand greater resolve and clearer foresight from the police. (I know. It’s a tough ask. But we should still demand them of the police anyway.)

    One of President Duterte’s governance priorities has been the pivot to China. Three years into his chaotic term, he continues to fail to convince the majority of voting-age Filipinos of the importance of that priority. In the September 2019 Social Weather Stations survey, 70 percent of adult Filipinos said they were worried (“nababahala”) about the increasing number of Chinese foreigners working in the country. (In SWS parlance, 31 percent are worried a great deal; 39 percent are somewhat worried.) A majority or 52 percent of the respondents agreed (27 percent strongly, 25 percent somewhat) that “the increasing number of foreign Chinese working here in the Philippines is a threat to the country’s overall security.”

    Doesn’t the Duterte administration swear by the surveys? Didn’t the PNP itself use survey ratings to defend the conduct of the war on drugs from Vice President Leni Robredo’s evidence-based report? Well, then, these are some statistics that should put some steel in Gamboa’s spine, and in those of his officers. The people they are sworn to protect see great danger in the surge of Chinese nationals entering the country. The least they can do is ensure that the two Chinese kidnappers who escaped last Saturday be found, and all six men brought to justice. But they should also expand the scope of their Chinese desks, precisely to prevent more Filipinos from falling victim to Chinese criminal syndicates.We haven’t even spoken yet about Chinese aggression in the West Philippine Sea, or creeping Chinese crony/state capitalism in the Philippine economy, or Chinese drug syndicates plying their trade in our cities. But read between the lines of the surveys, and the sense that Filipinos recognize the danger in its many forms is unmistakable.

    In Bisaya, “inutil” is a sharp insult; the reality is, in the face of Chinese crimes, President Duterte is inutil. That is (part of) the true Duterte legacy.

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