Will Duterte be re­mem­bered through Build3?

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IF BUILD, Build, Build will be fully im­ple­mented, then Duterte’s ad­min­is­tra­tion will be the most ac­com­plished and best per­form­ing gov­ern­ment in our his­tory, speak­ing of in­fra­struc­tures. It will sur­pass even that of Fer­di­nand Mar­cos’ 20year gover­nance.

Mar­cos’ Gover­nance: Mar­cos, the 10th Philip­pine Pres­i­dent (Dec. 30, 1965 to Feb. 25, 1986), is well-re­mem­bered of his fa­mous in­au­gu­ral speech promis­ing the Filipino peo­ple that “this na­tion can be great again.”

In his time, he built the Cul­tural Cen­ter of the Philip­pines, Philip­pine In­ter­na­tional Con­ven­tion Cen­ter, Tang­ha­lang Fran­cisco Balag­tas Folk Arts The­ater, Na­tional Arts Cen­ter, Nay­ong Pilipino, and the Peo­ple’s Park in the Sky.

Those projects were de­signed to show­case and prop­a­gate the Filipino arts, cul­ture, and her­itage. As a re­sult, our tal­ents and finer­ies were rec­og­nized world­wide, at­tracted more tourists, and we earned more dol­lars.

For health, Mar­cos also es­tab­lished the Philip­pine Heart Cen­ter, Na­tional Kid­ney and Trans­plant In­sti­tute, and the Lung Cen­ter of the Philip­pines.

And, the fa­mous in­fra­struc­tures built in his time were the San Juanico Bridge that stretched from Leyte to Sa­mar, and the bur­geoned of typhoon-proof Mar­cos type class­rooms all over the coun­try.

It is just a sad story that many failed to com­pre­hend

that those projects drove us to eco­nomic growth and health improvement. What this gen­er­a­tion knows is that once upon a time there was a mer­ci­less crim­i­nal and dic­ta­tor named Mar­cos.

Duterte’s Gover­nance: Duterte, the 16th Philip­pine Pres­i­dent (July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2022), promised to re­duce poverty of at least 6% at the end of his term by boot­ing out cor­rup­tion, say­ing “I as­sure you, this will be a clean gov­ern­ment.”

Duterte launched The 911 Na­tional Emer­gency Hotline; 8888 Na­tional Com­plaint Hotline, War on Drugs, and his flagship Build. Build, Build pro­gram.

On June 27, 2017, the NEDA In­fra­com ap­proved 75 from the thou­sands pro­posed projects as priority in this ad­min­is­tra­tion. I have the list of these high im­pact projects, but my very lim­ited space can­not war­rant nam­ing it all.

It has six Long Bridges to con­nect the en­tire coun­try, Rail­ways, BRTs and Ex­press­ways, Roads and Bridges, Air­ports, Sea­ports and Ter­mi­nals, En­ergy Fa­cil­i­ties, Wa­ter Re­source Projects and Ir­ri­ga­tion Sys­tems, Flood Con­trol Fa­cil­i­ties, Gov­ern­ment Cen­ters and Hous­ing.

To Build, Build, Build all of these projects un­der a “clean gov­ern­ment” as promised, Duterte’s

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