THE DUTERTE ADMINISTRATION

Oct. 8 2016, marks 100 days since President Rodrigo Duterte swore to Filipinos that he would eradicate drugs, crime and corruption, among other lofty promises. The Inquirer continues to track whether change is truly coming to the Philippines, with more special reports and site features stretched until the end of the year.

 
100 days later
Du30's 30 Promises
Kill big-time drug lords and suppress drug trade
When he said it: Feb. 22, 2016, March 20, 2016, and April 24, 2016
When he’d fullfil it: 3 to 6 months
Suppress crime by end of 2016
When he said it: April 27, 2016
When he’d fullfil it: 3 to 6 months
Improve wages and equipment of police and military
When he said it: April 27, 2016
When he’d fullfil it: Immediately upon assumption / 6 years
Hire 3,000 new police, create two new Army divisions
When he said it: April 27, 2016 and May 29, 2016
When he’d fullfil it: 6 years
Roll out Davao City's law-and-order measures on the national level
When he said it: May 16, 2016
When he’d fullfil it: 3 to 6 months
Release all political prisoners
When he said it: May 23, 2016
When he’d fullfil it: 6 years
Stop corruption in government
When he said it: Feb. 22, 2016, March 20, 2016, April 24, 2016 and May 18, 2016
When he’d fullfil it: 6 years
Amend the Constitution to lift laws restricting foreign investments
When he said it: Feb. 4, 2016
When he’d fullfil it: 6 years
Bury the body of President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayan
When he said it: May 23, 2016
When he’d fullfil it: 3 to 6 months
Pardon former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo
When he said it: Feb. 6, 2016
When he’d fullfil it: 6 years
Decentralize power in the Philippines by pushing for a federal form of government, particularly in Mindanao
When he said it: 2 years (to come up with detailed proposal)
When he’d fullfil it: Feb. 23, 2016
End illegal labor contractualization
When he said it: April 24, 2016
When he’d fullfil it: June 30 noon time; first week of his admin / 3 to 6 months
Create a bank specifically for OFWs
When he said it: April 24, 2016
When he’d fullfil it: 6 years
Provide better, mandatory services for OFWs
When he said it: April 24, 2016
When he’d fullfil it: 6 years
Promote small- and medium-scale enterprises
When he said it: Feb. 23, 2016 and April 27, 2016
When he’d fullfil it: 6 years
Continue the 4Ps program of the Aquino administration
When he said it: April 27, 2016
When he’d fullfil it: 6 years
Dismantle the cartel of alleged rice smuggler Davidson Bangayan
When he said it: Feb. 23, 2016
When he’d fullfil it: 3 to 6 months
Halt previous land reform program
When he said it: April 27, 2016
When he’d fullfil it: 6 years
Distribute coco levy funds to farmers and develop new coconut farms
When he said it: June 16, 2016
When he’d fullfil it: 6 years
Open health facilities in every barangay, each with a resident doctor
When he said it: April 27, 2016 and June 4, 2016
When he’d fullfil it: 6 years
Promote family planning to prevent overpopulation
When he said it: May 22, 2016
When he’d fullfil it: 6 years
Legalize medicinal marijuana
When he said it: May 22, 2016
When he’d fullfil it: 6 years
Open health facilities in every barangay, each with a resident doctor
When he said it: April 27, 2016 and June 4, 2016
When he’d fullfil it: 6 years
Prioritize education in order to build stronger middle class
When he said it: April 27, 2016 and May 22, 2016
When he’d fullfil it: 6 years
Lay claim to the nearest Chinese-occupied island
When he said it: April 24, 2016
When he’d fullfil it: 6 years
Put a stop to big mining companies in Mindanao that damage the environment
When he said it: June 4, 2016
When he’d fullfil it: 6 years
Solve present traffic problem in Metro Manila
When he said it: April 24, 2016 and May 28, 2016
When he’d fullfil it: 2 to 3 years
Hike infrastructure spending to up to 7 percent of GDP
When he said it: June 3, 2016
When he’d fullfil it: 6 years
Build new railways and train extensions throughout the country
When he said it: June 4, 2016
When he’d fullfil it: 6 years
Improve internet connectivity and access
When he said it: May 22, 2016
When he’d fullfil it: 6 years
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Du30 Tracker
AUGUST 10, 2016

PRRD visits the 1st Infantry Battalion at Barangay Pulacan in Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur.

AUGUST 9, 2016

PRRD visits Camp Evangelista in Barangay Patag, Cagayan de Oro City.

AUGUST 8, 2016

PRRD visits Camp Lukban in Catbalongan, Samar.

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QUOTES

“Why am I here? … The past tense was, I am here because I love my country and I love the people of the Philippines. I am here, why? Because I am ready to start my work for the nation”

Inaugural address in Malacañan Palace,

June 30, 2016

 

“As a lawyer and a former prosecutor, I know the limits of the power and authority of the president. I know what is legal and what is not. My adherence to due process and the rule of law is uncompromising.”

Inaugural address in Malacañan Palace,

June 30, 2016

 

“Any President can order the killing [of criminals] as long as it’s in the performance of duty and in accordance with law. I will use the military and police to go after criminality and drugs plaguing the country.”

First presidential debate in Cagayan de Oro City,

Feb. 21, 2016

 

“If you do not know how to kill people and you’re afraid to die, that’s the problem, you cannot be a president.”

Second presidential debate in Cebu City,

March 20, 2016

 

“That (rape joke) is gutter language. That is how men speak. I am sorry that others were offended.”

Press conference in Davao City,

April 17, 2016

 

“The (bank) account is not true and is just a fabrication of [Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV], who is a money for hire. I will not play into their hands by issuing a waiver. The account (containing P211 million) is nonexistent.”

Exclusive Inquirer interview,

April 26, 2016

 

“Peace and order, or law and order is the foundation of which progress can be made. That is my article of faith. My exhibit is Davao City. Progress and development cannot happen in a place if it is hounded by insecurity caused by criminal and lawless elements."

Keynote speech, MBC-MAP Presidential Dialogues,

April 27, 2016

 

"I believe that our people and the Philippines, the greatest resource would be education, and it should be number one. They cannot go out of poverty unless we educate the people."

Keynote speech, MBC-MAP Presidential Dialogues,

April 27, 2016

 

“Forget the laws on human rights. If I make it to Malacañang, I will do just what I did as mayor. You drug pushers, holdup men and do-nothings, you better get out because I’ll kill you. I will butcher him in front of them if they want.”

Miting de avance in Rizal Park,

May 7, 2016

 

“I would like to reach out my hands to my opponents. Let us begin the healing now … If you don’t accept the goodwill, fine, then I will take it.”

Press conference in Davao City,

May 9, 2016

 

“Just because you’re a journalist, you’re not exempted from assassination if you’re a son of a bitch.”

Press conference in Davao City,

May 31, 2016

 

“Whistling is not a sexual thing … You can’t stop me, that’s my freedom of expression.”

Press conference in Davao City,

June 2, 2016

 

“I was saying, you (journalist) idiots, do not threaten me. I said I’m ready to lose the presidency, my honor or my life. Just do not fuck with me.”

Press conference in Davao City,

June 2, 2016

 

“[A reporter] asked me, ‘How is your health?’ I said I was fine, I was good. And he replied, ‘Son of a bitch! Where is your medical report?’ I was offended. I told him, ‘Never mind.’ Is it good to treat a person that way? If I tell you, ‘What is the condition of your wife’s vagina?’

Davao Thanksgiving Party,

June 4, 2016

 
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