Rodrigo Duterte

Duterte: ‘Fertilizers, seeds, and land, not bullets, to fight the insurgency.’

President Rodrigo Duterte expressed his intention to fight the insurgency in the country by purchasing and distributing fertilizers and seeds, instead of using the funds to buy bullets. In a speech delivered during the ceremonial distribution of certificate of land...
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Duterte Signs Tax Reform Bill And 2018 Budget

Two big-ticket bills have been signed by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. The first of the two is the national budget for 2018 that is P3.77-trillion that the Congress ratified last December 12. The total amount...
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GDP Growth Rate under Duterte Admin’s First Year Highest Among Previous 5 Presidents

MANILA, Philippines- Compared with the past five presidents of the Philippines, the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth under the Duterte administration’s first full year is the highest. From 6.4 percent in the first quarter of 2017, the Philippines’ GDP...