Monday, January 15, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte and his Sparkling Accomplishments

President Rodrigo Duterte and his Sparkling Accomplishments

As mayor of Davao City, Rodrigo Roa Duterte embarked to campaign the shift to a federal form of government to give a chance to Mindanao and other regions an  independent management to equally share the development being controlled by metropolitan area of Manila. Noticing the interest of the people and the crowd being gathered in every province of Luzon were he lectured the federal system of government, Duterte was eyed as a possible candidate for presidential election in 2016.  But he was not interested to run in the election until such time the deadline date of filing the certificate of candidacy was over.  Crowd waited for him at Commission on Election up to the last hour but he was no show! Instead, someone from his party (PDP laban) filed as presidential candidate in the last minute of the deadline!
Sensing that Duterte has the highest possibility of winning, party-mates did not stop convincing him to run until finally he conceded and substituted their party candidate who withdrew the candidacy... (maybe as planned).  And the rest was history.
Controlling illegal drugs

During the campaign, Duterte promised to eliminate illegal drugs, stop graft and corruption, shifting to a federal form of government, and a possible charter amendment.
The result of the election was a landslide victory for Duterte shocking the whole world that a local mayor won as President  with minimal expenses and without the backing and funding of powerful oligarchs!
On his few months in office, he organized the police and drug enforcement agencies resulting in the mass surrender of drug users and pushers which overcrowded jails and newly built drug rehabilitation centers. Some are being killed for violent resistance and many are killed by drug lords to avoid detections and cover-ups -arrested hired- killers admitted being paid by drug lords to kill drug pushers and attributed it to the wrongs of Duterte.
A senator, Leila de Lima. was jailed for letting the Bureau of Jail and Correction Center as illegal drug trading center and as a concert site of inmates serving  drugs and unrestricted supply of beer and alcoholics inside the jail... -she's invited and was videoed dancing with the enemy of the state- when she was Justice Secretary of former President Benigno Aquino III. A shabu (methamphetamine) factory was discovered near town of Aquino-
a proof that the former president was in cahoots with illegal drugs.
Efficient collection of taxes
In his few months of administration he warned that those who repeatedly refused to pay their tax obligations will be charged in court.
Immediately, Lucio Tan's Philippines Air Lines paid PHP 7 billion; Rufino/Prietos, owner of Philippines Daily Inquirer and Mile Long Property paid PHP 3 Billion; owner of Mighty Corporation engaged in cigarettes manufacturing paid PHP 30 billion; and many other delinquent tax evaders.
The Bureau of Internal Revenue conducted investigations of unexplained wealth not only with their own personnel but throughout government employees particularly the personnel of the Bureau of Customs.
Lately, a law on tax reform known as TRAIN was passed to support the many infrastructure projects lined up in his term.

Saving Marawi City from international terrorism

Duterte cut short his visit to Russia to attend personally the siege of Marawi city from ISIS led by Maute group. Prominent leader Isnilon Hapilon, recognized head of ISIS-Southeast Asia and Omarkhayam Maute, the group leader were killed in the battle of Marawi. Duterte successfully liberated Marawi in a record time and distracting the ISIS plan to regroup in the Philippines.
Today he is in the process of rebuilding Marawi and international donors are pouring in. Unlike Yolanda victims were donations got rotten and the foreign financial contributions were, up to this date, unaccounted by the previous administration.

Building more infrastructure projects through Build Build Build programs

President Duterte is now focus on building more infrastructure projects throughout the Philippines. Lined up were road and bridges, railways, subways, airports, and RORO (roll on roll off) projects connecting different islands of the archipelago.  As for starter, a ground breaking ceremony for the construction of Manila-Clark International Airport railway was undertaken which will shorten traveling time from two hours to 30 minutes. A massive bridge connecting the four island of Visayas (iloilo-Guimaras-Negros-Cebu Link Bridge), a $1 billion bridge, will be completed in Duterte's term.

Federal form of government

On federal form of government, Congress are  now preparing to discuss the manner on how to convene both houses in amending the constitution.
Senator Panfilo Lacson wants Congress to convene separately and come up with common recommendation to ensure  the relevance of demeaned Senate.  While in the lower house, Congressman Lito Atienza of Buhay Party-List is campaigning for a constitutional convention to eliminate term extension and political dynasties.  At least we are geared to a unicameral parliament which President Duterte has been campaigning for a shift to federalism.

With the sparkling achievement of Duterte and the excellent approval rating as president he has been garnering as shown by the latest survey of the Social Weather Station, a sparkling development of the Philippines is in the offing. Read more on this article...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

I Just Found My Blog

It took me some time to recover my blog. Using my gmail account, I cannot access my blog. It took me a hard time to identify which user name and password I used.  All my files were misplaced and have changed my gadget many times which was not properly saved to the new one.

Lately, I remember  my yahoo email was the one I used in creating my Blogspot account and through verification of my mobile telephone number and the code sent to me,... that's it and I will revive and create a worthwhile post that I will share to my blog visitors.  However, in my long period of inactivity, it may require quite a time to acquaint myself and have some recollections for a meaningful posting of stories that may revive the interest of my readers.

'hope I can contribute some entertaining post of the current happenings in my surroundings and the environment I am involve with. Read more on this article...

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Pinoys Join Global Warming Fraud

The mistaken belief of Filipinos on global warming issue is manifested by the signing of Climate Change Act. And with this law, the participation of some Pinoy bloggers to represent them at Copenhagen’s summit on global warming this coming December is a futile undertaking. There will be no binding agreement which can be achieved on the coming summit. The more significant issue is global hunger not global warming and it should be where the interest of diplomats and influential leaders who attended the Asia- Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in Singapore must be focused. And where will the renewed interests of Pinoys on global warming is leading? It is the waste basket of failed enthusiasm.
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Sunday, October 25, 2009

On Typhoon Ramil

Typhoon Ramil (codename Lupit) changed its course and is now heading to Japan. After it was reduced to tropical storm, it backpedaled from Northern Luzon and is now on the eastern side of Taiwan. The weather bureau should install a “No U-turn” sign board upon its exit from the Philippines area of responsibility!

*DOST-PAGASA MTSAT-EIR Satellite Image for
5 a.m. 25 Oct. 2009

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Another Spillway for Laguna de Bay

Laguna de Bay is one of the most important sources of livelihood for about 12 million population of the region including Metro- Manila. Informal settlers have swarmed its flat border and become the danger zone during heavy rains and flooding. Another outflow must have to be constructed to avert the loss of lives and properties like the devastations caused by typhoon “Ondoy”. The proposed Paranaque Spillway channel may be avoided and be transferred to another site between Pangil and Paete to Lamon Bay.

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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Typhoon Parma Refused to be Discarded

My assessment of Typhoon Parma failed. The typhoon, trimmed to tropical cyclone by another stronger storm Melor and refused to be kowtowed to play their games somewhere else, landed again at the Philippines’ northern regions not only twice but trice and laid mayhem to the populace who were already gasping for breath as a result of the previous downpour devastating the life and property as well as their source of livelihood.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Typhoon Parma Dissolved; Melor Headed to Japan

Typhoon Pepeng (codename Parma) has been reduced to a tropical cyclone over Apayao, Northern Luzon province according to Philippine weather bureau PAGASA.
In my assessment, Typhoon Parma will be dissolved and gobbled up by stronger typhoon Melor (local name Quedan) which is now heading to Japan. Taiwan will be spared due to agitation of Parma trying to push Melor. However, being a powerful typhoon wrestler, Melor junked Parma and tow her to Southern Japan which is expected to sow havoc to whatever structures on its way.
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