Duterte’s promises revisited and what critics think 2 years later

President Rodrigo Duterte came to power in 2016 on a campaign platform to rid the country of illegal drugs, crime, and corruption. Now on his third year in office, here’s a rundown of how Duterte fared on his various promises based on his or the administration’s assessment and that of his critics.

Source: GMA News

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Duterte’s 3rd SONA to stick to ‘change is coming’ theme – Palace

President Rodrigo Duterte, who was elected on the campaign slogan “change is coming,” intended to stay on the same subject when he delivers his 2018 State of the Nation Address on Monday.

Source: GMA News

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Trump denies wrongdoing, says lawyer’s tape ‘perhaps illegal’

US President Donald Trump on Saturday denied any wrongdoing a day after reports that his onetime attorney had recorded them both discussing buying the rights to a story by a woman who said she had an affair with Trump.

Source: GMA News

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PHL snags gold medal in world math olympiad

The Philippines snagged another gold medal at this year’s International Mathematical Olympiad held July 3 to 14 in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Source: Pinoy Achievers

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Trillanes snubs review of draft federal charter: ‘Back to zero lahat iyan’

A staunch critic of federalism, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Saturday revealed that he has refused to even look at the Consultative Committee’s (Con-com) draft federal constitution and scrutinize its contents.

Source: GMA News

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1987 vs. 2018: Tale of the tape between constitutions

The following is an attempt to compare the key provisions of the 1987 Constitution, drafted by the Constitutional Commission formed by then President Corazon Aquino, and those of the federal charter prepared by Duterte’s Con-com.

Source: GMA News

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COA calls out DOF over unremitted funds, disallowed honoraria

The Commission on Audit has called out the Department of Finance (DOF) for failing to fully utilize its allotted funds and remit unused special purpose funds between 2015 and 2017, as well as for paying disallowed honoraria to its employees.

Source: GMA News

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TF Bangon Marawi credits respondents for ‘positive survey results’

The Task Force Bangon Marawi (TFBM) has credited Marawi survey respondents for the positive results in the SWS survey on President Rodrigo Duterte’s “concern” for Muslims, even though the rating reveals that only 50 percent of them believed so.

Source: GMA News

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Drug war deaths continue to hound Duterte on 2nd year in office

Perhaps not surprisingly, the official government count on the fatalities in the war on drugs is far lower than that of the Human Rights Watch.

Source: GMA News

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Children’s welfare council paid P1.05 million to a ‘DZMM reporter’ –COA

The Council for the Welfare of Children was flagged by the Commission on Audit for allegedly paying P1.05 million to an unnamed “DZMM reporter” for the coverage of the 2017 National Children’s Month.

Source: GMA News

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