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Duterte admin ‘achieved more’ than Arroyo and Aquino — Malacañang

The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte has “achieved more” compared to the combined terms of former Presidents Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Benigno S. Aquino III, Malacañang said Tuesday.

This was in response to former president now House Speaker Gloria Arroyo’s statement that the government should “produce tangible results” that will improve the lives of ordinary Filipinos.

Arroyo, currently Speaker of the House of Representatives, said the Duterte administration should urgently implement its promised economic programs this 2019 after she hailed the slowdown of inflation in December 2018.

According to Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, there are three things that can attest to the accomplishments of the government under the Duterte administration: economic growth, inflation and infrastructure projects.

Compared with other administrations that came after the regime of President Ferdinand Marcos, Diokno said it is apparent that the Duterte administration stands out based on its two years alone.

He explained that infrastructure spending in previous administrations only comprised two percent of the country’s gross domestic product unlike in the current government where it has reached more than six percent.

Arroyo, Panelo said, shared “the pronouncements of the economic team that we must produce tangible results; hence, we did not wait for the second half of PRRD’s term to come up the desired economic gains.”

“The Speaker must be aware that the two and half years of the Duterte presidency has achieved more than the combined terms of the Arroyo and Aquino presidencies in terms of major policy reforms and flagship infrastructure projects duly processed and ready for groundbreaking, and some already near completion,” he pointed out.

Duterte admin ‘achieved more’ than Arroyo and Aquino — Malacañang Duterte admin ‘achieved more’ than Arroyo and Aquino — Malacañang Reviewed by ­ on January 10, 2019 Rating: 5