THE DUTERTE ADMINISTRATION: YEAR II KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS JULY 2016- JULY 2018
This State of the Nation Address (SONA) pamphlet is our modest contribution to provide
our people with updates on the key accomplishments of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.
It highlights the cornerstones of this administration, including law and order, lasting peace,
and prosperity for all, with the end goal of making Filipinos’ lives more comfortable.
Two years into President Duterte’s term of office, this administration remains dedicated to
putting an end to the decades-old problems on illegal drugs, criminality, and corruption in government.
It also continues to initiate efforts to address poverty and inequality across the nation. The crucial
reforms that were instituted by the Duterte government continue to gain ground, which in turn paved
the way for a stronger economy and for more sustainable and inclusive socio-development initiatives.
On this note, we assure our people who the government will remain proactive in fulfilling the President’s vision for the Philippines.
We consider it an urgency to heed the people’s call for genuine changes through the implementation of the
Meanwhile, Philippine Development Plan for 2017-2022, which lays down the socioeconomic agenda and strategic infrastructure developments of President Duterte.
Department of Budget and Management
Besides, Department of Budget and Management THE PRESIDENT’S KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS | 1 DOST Secretary Fortunato dela Pena, DBM Secretary Benjamin Diokno, DBM Undersecretary Lilia Guillermo (March 7, 2018)
during the launching of Project DIME o On 7 March 2018, the DBM, together with the Department of Science and Technology, launched Project DIME or the Digital Imaging for Monitoring and Evaluation,
To monitor the status and speed of implementation of government projects such as the DPWH’s construction/improvement of access roads; DOTr’s North-South Commuter Railway, DSWD’s conditional cash transfer program; DepEd’s Basic Education Facilities;
On the other hand, CHED’s Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education, DILG’s Local Governance Performance Management Program; DA’s Agricultural Machinery, Equipment, Facilitates, and Infrastructure Program; DICT’s Free Wi-Fi Internet Access Program; DA-BFAR’s National Fisheries Program.
Consequently, to address government underspending and support the Duterte Administration’s spending policy of massive investments on infrastructure and social services, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) drafted the Budget Reform Bill which seeks to modernize the budgeting system by establishing holistic and internationally-established principles encompassing the Philippine Public Financial Management (PFM) process and all PFM institutions.
It likewise enables the shift to annual cash-based budget and one-year validity of appropriations to speed up budget execution and service delivery.
The said Bill was filed in the House of Representatives (HoR) on 9 May 2017, and it has been approved on 20 March 2018, by the HoR on third and final reading with a vote of 158 in favor, 8 against, and 1 abstention.
Hence, the Bill is now on its second reading in the Senate released on 30 January 2018, the Philippines ranked first in Asia and 19th globally in terms of budget transparency based on the results of the latest (2017) Open Budget Survey (OBS).
Furthermore, the OBS is a biennial survey conducted by the International Budget Partnership to assess budget transparency of governments.
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