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Andanar underscores Duterte Legacy to Misamisnons

OZAMIZ CITY, Misamis Occidental (PIA)—“It is important to report the accomplishments of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte in order for the Filipino people to know the new projects, policies nga pwede mapahimuslan sa atong mga kababayan (that our constituents can take advantage of),” Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said.

Andanar discussed in a radio interview with y96 FM Ozamiz City’s morning program the achievements of the Duterte administration, which aim to provide a comfortable life for all. He added that the campaign centers on the accomplishments of the key three pillars of the president’s legacy, which are peace and order, infrastructure and development, and poverty alleviation.

The secretary also highlighted policies that greatly favored indigent Filipino families and vulnerable sectors in the country.

“This included the government’s Malasakit Center, which has already served more than two million indigent Filipinos seeking medical and financial assistance, since it was passed into law in 2019. The Universal Healthcare covers all the Filipinos for their insurance, and the government also works on the free tuition of the students in state colleges and universities,” Andanar said.

He further enumerated some major accomplishments of the current administration such as the signing of the Bangsamoro Organic law, the Build Build Build program, assistance of 18,433 rebel returnees through the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed-Conflict (NTF-ELCAC), strengthening of anti-illegal drug campaign where two million have surrendered, Rice Tariffication Law benefitting 2.4 million farmers, and the provisions of the Free Irrigation Service Act.

Andanar also mentioned the P500 billion assistance given to the marginalized sector or a total of 4.2 million Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries, the 9.8 million graduates of of Technical Education, Skills Development Authority (TESDA), and the two million Alternative Learning System (ALS) completers and 6.4 million assisted overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) through the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

Before the start of the pandemic, six million Filipinos were lifted out of poverty as poverty incidence decreased from 24% to about 13% before the pandemic, he added.

In Region 10, Andanar shared the projects accomplished by the president through the Build, Build, Build program including the 2,900 km roads completed, 413 bridges, 396 flood control projects and 9,000 classrooms.

 

“The Cagayan de Oro coastal road, flood risk management project, Cagayan de Oro-Marawi central road, Panguil Bay project, CDO new western diversion road, Valencia bypass road, Bukidnon-North Cotabato connector, Malaybalay bypass road, Iligan City coastal road, Iligan-CDO connector, Government Communications Academy, and Marawi rehabilitation project, these are the projects of the build build build program of the President that our Region 10 has benefited,” Andanar said.

The Duterte Legacy is a communications campaign of the government to remind the Filipino people of the legacies that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has made in his five years in office.

“Let us continue to support the President in the remaining 10 months because we are battling a serious and unusual disease. As we recover as one, let us help the President so that we can set the foundation for the next administration when they pick up from what we have left then to continue our rehabilitation and rebuilding our great nation,” Andanar added. (SMRN/PIA-10/Misamis Occidental)