I come earlier than you at present to deal with you, as it’s my responsibility as President of the Republic.
We reside in troublesome occasions led to by some forces of our personal making, however definitely, additionally by forces which are past our management.
However we now have, and WE WILL proceed to seek out options.
And these are a few of them.
When it comes to the economic system, we’ll implement a sound fiscal administration.
Tax administration reforms shall be in place to extend income assortment.
Expenditure priorities shall be realigned, and spending effectivity shall be improved to right away handle the financial scarring arising from the consequences of COVID-19, and put together for future shocks.
Productiveness-enhancing investments shall be promoted.
Our nation should grow to be an funding vacation spot, capitalizing on the Company Restoration and Tax Incentives for Enterprises or the CREATE Regulation and financial liberalization legal guidelines such because the Public Service Act and the Overseas Investments Act.
Ecozones shall be totally supported to herald strategic industries reminiscent of these engaged in high-tech manufacturing, well being and medical care, and rising applied sciences.
That is additionally seen to facilitate financial progress exterior of Metro Manila.
Our tax system shall be adjusted so as to meet up with the fast developments of the digital economic system, together with the imposition of value-added tax on digital service suppliers.
The preliminary income impression shall be round P11.7 billion in 2023 alone.
Tax compliance procedures shall be simplified to advertise ease of paying taxes.
We’ll pursue measures to find out doable undervaluation and/or commerce misinvoicing of imported items.
By means of info and communications know-how, the Bureau of Customs will promote streamlined processes.
Disbursements for 2022 to 2023 shall be maintained at above 20 p.c of gross home product at P4.955 trillion and P5.086 trillion, respectively, to make sure steady implementation of precedence packages.
Disbursement will additional enhance over the medium-term from P5.402 trillion or 20.7 p.c of our GDP in 2024 to P7.712 trillion or 20.6 p.c of GDP in 2028.
The Medium-Time period Fiscal Technique of this administration seeks to realize short-term macro-fiscal stability whereas remaining supportive of the nation’s financial restoration and to advertise medium-term fiscal sustainability. Moreover, and extra importantly, fiscal coverage goals to carry collectively the Nationwide Authorities’s assets in order that these are mobilized and utilized so as to acquire the utmost profit and excessive multiplier results for our economic system.
Measurable medium-term macroeconomic and financial targets embody the next headline numbers. These are primarily based on forecasts which are in keeping with the guiding ideas of coherence of methods, coverage self-discipline and financial sustainability.
- 5 to 7.5% actual gross home product (GDP) progress in 2022; 6.5 to eight% actual GDP progress yearly between 2023 to 2028
- 9% or single-digit poverty price by 2028
- 3% Nationwide Authorities deficit to GDP ratio by 2028
- Lower than 60% Nationwide Authorities debt-to-GDP ratio by 2025
- At the very least 4,256 USD earnings (GNI) per capita and the attainment of higher middle-income standing by 2024
The aforementioned headline targets summarize the targets of this Medium-Time period Fiscal Technique (MTFF) being submitted to Congress, for its adoption and concurrence by means of a Concurrent Decision by the Senate and Home of Representatives.
As soon as adopted, the MTFF will grow to be an anchor for the annual spending and financing plan of the Nationwide Authorities and Congress when making ready the annual price range and endeavor associated appropriation actions. It’s due to this fact a forward-looking doc that extends past the normal three-year horizon to succeed in six (6) years, coinciding with the six-year protection of the Philippine Improvement Plan (PDP) 2023 to 2028.
The MTFF additionally promotes transparency and credible dedication to pursue the indicated socio-macroeconomic targets that optimize the federal government price range.
Medium-term progress targets and the assumptions concerning key macroeconomic variables underpin the medium-term fiscal plan. The latest previous and the COVID-19 pandemic has beset the macroeconomic surroundings with challenges and a collection of exterior shocks. Inflation has accelerated in latest months due largely to important will increase in worldwide costs of oil and different key commodities.
Nonetheless, the financial progress momentum stays agency as demonstrated by the robust 2022 first quarter GDP progress at 8.3 p.c. Nonetheless, the restoration course of from the impression of the pandemic continues to be on-going amid elevated uncertainty within the worldwide financial surroundings. Revisions within the macro-economic assumptions incorporate these challenges and most up-to-date financial developments, resulting in upward changes within the following:
- Inflation price for 2022 to 2023;
- Overseas trade price for 2023 to 2025; and
- Items and companies imports progress for 2022
The economic system is predicted to develop by 6.5 to 7.5 p.c this yr as we proceed to reopen the economic system whereas contemplating the latest exterior developments.
Within the first quarter alone, GDP noticed a rise in family consumption and personal investments, together with a sturdy manufacturing business, excessive vaccination price, improved healthcare capability, and an upward pattern in tourism and employment. That is anticipated to proceed for the remainder of the yr. This robust financial progress is projected to be sustained and expanded additional to six.5 to eight p.c from 2023 till 2028.
The common inflation for 2022 is projected to vary from 4.5 to five.5 p.c, following the uptick in gasoline and meals costs consequently on the continued Russia-Ukraine battle and the disrupted provide chains.
It’s barely adjusted to 2.5 to 4.5 p.c in 2023, and is seen to return to the goal vary of 2.0 to 4.0 p.c by 2024 till 2028.
Dubai crude oil worth is predicted to settle at 90 to 110 USD per barrel in 2022, 80 to 100 USD in 2023, and 70 to 90 USD per barrel from 2024 onwards as oil provide is predicted to catch up and stabilize over the medium-term.
The Philippine peso is projected to common between 51 to 53 PhP per US greenback in 2022 and 51 to 55 PhP per US greenback from 2023 onwards as a result of aggressive financial coverage tightening by the US Federal Reserve, market aversion amid the Russia-Ukraine battle, and once more, elevated international oil costs.
Lastly, exports of products are anticipated to develop by 7 p.c in 2022, and 6 p.c from 2023 to 2028.
However, imports of products are projected to develop by 18 p.c in 2022, 6 p.c in 2023, and eight p.c from 2024 to 2028.
I’ve instructed the NEDA to coordinate with different companies and work on the Philippine Improvement Plan for 2023 to 2028 and to undergo me the whole blueprint and progress of its implementation not later than year-end.
One of many predominant drivers of our push for progress and employment shall be within the agricultural sector.
With regard to meals provide, we’re confronted by a two-pronged downside: that which can hit us within the quick time period and in the long run.
Tayo ay nahaharap sa mga problemang kagyat nating mararamdaman, at mga hamong pang-matagalan.
Ang mga suliraning agarang mararamdaman ng ating mga kababayan ay ang posibilidad ng tuloy-tuloy na pagsipa ng presyo ng pagkain at kakulangan sa suplay ng ating pagkain.
Upang masuportahan ang mga mamimil para mapanatili ang kanilang buying energy or kapangyarihan sa pagbili, isinapinal ng Division of Agriculture ang planong taasan ang produksyon sa susunod na panahon ng pagtatanim o planting season, sa pamamagitan ng tulong pinansiyal at teknikal.
Magbibigay tayo ng pautang, habang mas ilalapit natin sa sektor ng agrikultura ang hindi gaanong mahal na farm inputs na bibilhin na ng bulto ng gobyerno.
Kabilang dito ang abono, pestisidyo, mga punla, feeds, gasoline subsidy at ayuda para sa mga karapat-dapat na benipisyaryo.
Para sa pang-matagalang solusyon: itataas natin ang produksyon ng mga kalakal at produktong pang-agrikultura. At para magawa ito, pagtitibayin natin ang tinatawag na worth chain na nagsisimula sa mga magsasaka hanggang sa namimili.
Could mga bahagi ng worth chain na kanya-kanya ngayon ang operasyon. Pagtibayin natin ang koordinasyon ng iba’t ibang bahagi nito.
Ang pagsasaliksik para sa mga makabagong paraan ng pagtatanim at pag-aalaga ng hayop ay masusing gagabayan ng Division of Agriculture.
Ang produksyon ng farm inputs o mga kakailanganin ng mga magsasaka sa pagpapalago ng kanilang sakahan ay ating i-aayon sa mga hamong dala ng local weather change at international warming.
Mahigpit na pagsusuri ang gagawin ng ating mga eksperto tungo dito.
Ang mga pautang at monetary help sa mga magbubukid at mangingisda ay magiging institusyon at patakaran ng aking administrasyon.
Ipa-prayoridad natin ang modernisasyon ng mga sakahan sa pamamagitan ng mga makabagong teknolohiya para sa ating mga magsasaka. Ating palalawakin ang mga palaisdaan, babuyan at manukan. Lahat ng ito, gagamitan ng syensya para tumaas ang produksyong agrikultural.
Maging ang post-production at processing ay susuportahan ng pamahalaan.
Gagawa tayo ng nationwide community ng farm-to-market roads upang mas mabilis na mailakbay ng mga magsasaka ang kanilang mga produkto sa mga pamilihan.
At gagawa tayo ng mga paraan upang maramdaman ng mga mamimili ang pagluluwag ng presyo ng mga produktong pagkain sa kayang halaga, gaya ng muling pagbubuhay ng mga Kadiwa Facilities.
Hindi ito magagawa sa isang araw, di magagawa sa isang buwan, o isang taon lamang.
Ngunit kailangan na natin simulan NGAYON.
Ang agrarian reform program ay dapat magpatuloy.
Agrarian reform is just not solely about acquisition, but additionally assist companies and distribution.
To help this, I intend to challenge an government order to impose a one-year moratorium on the fee of land amortization and curiosity funds.
That is included in Republic Act No. 11469 or the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act.
A moratorium will give the farmers the flexibility to channel their assets in growing their farms, maximizing their capability to provide, and propel the expansion of our economic system.
The civil society organizations additionally assist this as a result of it should unburden the farmers of their dues and have the ability to deal with enhancing farm productiveness.
Congress should additionally go a regulation that can emancipate the agrarian reform beneficiaries from the agrarian reform debt burden, thereby amending Part 26 of Republic Act 6657.
IN THIS LAW, THE LOANS OF AGRARIAN REFORM BENEFICIARIES WITH UNPAID AMORTIZATION AND INTEREST SHALL BE CONDONED.
Layunin ng batas na ito na burahin ang hindi mabayarang utang ng ating mga magsasaka na benipisyaryo ng agrarian reform.
Agrarian reform beneficiaries who’re nonetheless to obtain their awarded land below the great agrarian reform program shall obtain it with none obligation to pay any amortization.
The condonation of the prevailing agrarian reform mortgage will cowl the quantity of 58.125 billion pesos benefiting round 654,000 agrarian reform beneficiaries and involving a complete of 1.18 million hectares of awarded lands.
Govt Order No. 75, Sequence of 2019 requires that each one authorities companies, bureaus, departments and instrumentalities to turn-over agricultural lands to certified agrarian reform beneficiaries.
At current we now have a complete of 52,000 hectares of unused agricultural lands of the federal government which shall now be used for distribution to the next sectors in accordance with Part 40 of the Republic Act No. 6657, as amended, thus:
- Landless warfare veterans
- Landless surviving partner and orphans of warfare veterans
- Landless retirees of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine Nationwide Police
Agricultural lands acquired below this program (EO No. 75, Sequence of 2019) shall be given to graduates of school levels in agriculture who’re landless.
The decision of the occasions is for the infusion of recent and new blood within the agricultural sector. We want a brand new breed of farmers geared up with fashionable agricultural know-how capable of interact in sustained scientific farming that won’t solely enhance farm yields, but additionally resilience.
They are saying, every model has a narrative. As for the Filipino model, ours is deeply rooted in our wealthy cultural heritage and the tourism sector performs a useful position within the promotion of the Filipino model.
Tourism is just not solely an essential financial improvement device however the abundance of alternatives that the sector creates when it comes to common employment and even job creation on the grassroots degree is simple.
To spice up our tourism business, we’ll at the start make fundamental developments reminiscent of street enhancements for simpler entry to tourism spots. We may even improve our airports and create extra worldwide airports to assist decongest the bottleneck on the Manila Worldwide Airport.
We may even make it extra handy for vacationers to go across the nation, even to distant areas to assist promote undiscovered vacationer spots. This program shall be led by the Division of Tourism, along with the Division of Public Works and Highways.
To foster the Filipino model is to spark our sense of delight and reaffirm our robust sense of identification. It’s time to welcome the remainder of the world with an enhanced Filipino model that’s distinctive, engaging, and inventive.
The creativity of the Filipino is actually world-class. We excel in arts and tradition, new media, reside occasions —avenues which generate major and downstream jobs for our artistic and gifted countrymen. UNFORTUNATELY, ang mga hanapbuhay na ito ang unang pinadapa ng pandemya at pinakahuli namang maibabalik sa regular.
The artistic business likewise faces many challenges together with office circumstances, working hours, mental property rights, and the welfare of our beloved freelancers who have been left susceptible through the peak of the pandemic.
We require an institutionalized artistic business that can advance the pursuits of its stakeholders – sila na nagbibigay ng kaluluwa at pagkakilanlan sa ating pagka-Pilipino. Protektahan natin sila.
The Division of Social Welfare and Improvement has a big half to play.
Magpapatuloy ang ating pagkalinga sa ating mga kababayan na lubos na nangangailangan.
Hindi po natin sila pababayaan.
Mangunguna sa pag-aagapay sa kanila ang Division of Social Welfare and Improvement.
Utos ko sa DSWD ang mabilis na pagtugon sa pangangailangan ng mga biktima ng kalamidad at mga iba’t ibang krisis.
Ang mga area workplace nila ay inatasan na maagang maglagak ng household meals packs at non-food necessities sa mga LGU, bago pa man manalasa ang anumang kalamidad.
Magdagdag tayo ng mga operations middle, warehouse at imbakan ng reduction items, lalo na sa mga malalayong lugar na mahirap marating.
Titiyakin natin na maayos ang koordinasyon ng DSWD at Division of Human Settlements and City Improvement ng sa ganun, madali ang pagpapatupad ng Emergency Shelter Help program para sa mga biktima ng kahit anong kalamidad.
Pagtitibayin pa natin ang komprehensibong programang ‘Help to People in Disaster Conditions’ o ang ating tinatawag na AICS, para maiparating ang tulong sa mas maraming biktima.
Hindi natin papahirapan ang mga biktima ng krisis na dudulog sa ahensiya — gagawin nating easy ang proseso ng paghingi at pagpaparating ng tulong. Dahil hindi dapat dinadagdagan pa ang hirap na nararanasan ng ating mga mamamayan.
Upang matiyak na mapupunta sa kwalipikadong mga pamilya ang tulong ng pamahalaan sa pamamagitan ng 4 Ps o Pantawid Pamilya Pilipino Program, titiyakin natin na malilinis ang listahan ng benipisyaryo.
Higit na isang milyong pangalan na ang naka-graduate sa listahan. At nagagalak akong mabatid na sila ay nakatatayo na sa kanilang sariling mga paa.
Kaugnay nito ay inutusan ko ang DSWD na pag-ibayuhin pa ang pag-repaso ng listahan upang maitutok ang pamimigay ng sapat na ayuda sa mga lubos na nangangailangang pamilya.
Magpapatuloy ang supplemental feeding program para sa mga bata sa Baby Improvement Facilities at Supervised Neighborhood Play, at lalo pa natin itong palalawakin sa taong 2023.
Hindi rin natin nakakalimutan ang mga solo dad and mom at mga nanay na nahiwalay sa kanilang mga mister dahil sa karahasan.
Pagtitibayin natin ang programa sa Violence In opposition to Girls and Their Youngsters, kabilang na ang counselling para sa mga biktima, katuwang ang ating mga LGU.
Titiyakin natin na sapat ang pondo sa halos pitumpong residential care facilities at pitong non-residential care facilities para sa susceptible sectors at individuals with disabilities na sumisilong sa mga ito.
Sa ating sitwasyon sa pangkalusugan, nariyan pa rin ang banta ng COVID-19, lalo’t might mga nadidiskubreng bagong variants ng coronavirus. Pero hindi na natin kakayanin ang isa pang lockdown. Dapat nating balansehin nang maayos ang kalusugan at kapakanan ng ating mga mamamayan sa isang banda, at ang ekonomiya naman sa kabilang banda.
Nakikipagtulungan ang iba’t ibang ahensya ng pamahalaan sa pag-monitor sa mga COVID-19 hospital admission upang makatiyak tayo na might sapat na kapasidad ang ating well being care system, at maiwasan ang pagsipa ng bilang ng nagkakasakit.
Patuloy din ang ating vaccine booster rollout para sa ating pangkalahatang depensa.
Sa ganitong paraan, kahit pa tumaas muli ang bilang ng mga COVID circumstances, mananatiling mababa ang bilang ng mga ma-ospital at bilang ng mga namamatay.
Sa pamamagitan nito, unti-unti rin tayong masasanay na nariyan ang virus pero hindi na seryoso ang banta sa ating buhay.
I-aayon natin ang ating well being protocols sa kung ano ang ating pangangailangan sa paglipas ng panahon at lalo pang i-ibayuhin ang kooperasyon kasama ang pribadong sektor upang tumaas pa ang kumpyansa ng mga mamumuhunan, nang sa gayon ay bumalik na sa “full capability” ang mga negosyo.
Pagbubutihin pa natin ang pagpapakalat ng tamang impormasyon ukol sa COVID, kasama ang kahalagahan ng bakuna.
Mananatili muna sa ngayon ang Alert Degree System natin. Pinapag-aralan natin ang ibang paraan ng klasipikasyon upang mas babagay sa kasalukuyang sitwasyon sa pagbabago ng Covid.
Sa pakikipagtulungan ng Kongreso, itatatag natin ang ating sariling Heart for Illness Management and Prevention at isang vaccine institute.
Magtatayo tayo ng dagdag na mga well being middle at ospital.
Past the problems that the pandemic has introduced, the necessity for a stronger well being care system is self-evident. We should carry medical companies to the folks and never watch for them to return to our hospitals and well being care facilities.
Napakinabangan natin nang husto ang malalaking specialty hospitals gaya ng Coronary heart Heart, Lung Heart, Youngsters’s Hospital at Nationwide Kidney and Transplant Institute. Kaya maliwanag sa atin na hindi lang dapat dito sa Nationwide Capital Area, kundi maging sa ibang parte ng bansa kailangang magdagdag ng ganitong uri ng mga pagamutan.
Bukod dito, upang mailapit natin ang well being care system sa taumbayan nang hindi sila kailangang pumunta sa sentro ng kanilang bayan, lalawigan o area, ay maglalagay tayo ng mga clinic at Rural Well being Unit na pupuntahan ng mga doktor, nurse, midwife, at medtech, isang beses, dalawang beses sa isang linggo — nang sa gayon, magiging mas madali sa might karamdaman na magpagamot nang hindi na kailangang magbyahe nang malayo.
One of many cornerstones of a powerful healthcare system is the supply of competent and environment friendly medical professionals. We’ll exert all efforts to enhance the welfare of our medical doctors, nurses, and different medical frontliners.
Dapat din tayong magkaroon ng sapat na suplay ng gamot na kinakailangan sa pang-araw-araw ng ating mga mamamayan.
Sinimulan ko na ang pakikipag-usap sa mga kumpanya ng gamot dito sa Pilipinas at sa ibang mga bansa. Hinihikayat natin na buksan nila ang merkado upang bumaba ang presyo ng gamot.
Halimbawa, kung mas marami ang mas murang generic o hindi branded na gamot sa merkado, mas bababa rin ang presyo dahil sa kumpetisyon.
Ang Division of Commerce and Business ay nakikipag-usap sa mga interesadong producer ng generic medicine na papasok sa ating bansa.
Inuutusan ko naman ang Philippine Competitors Fee na pantay-pantay dapat at walang kartel sa hanay ng mga pharmaceutical firms. Dahil kapag bukas ang merkado, bababa ang presyo ng gamot para mapakinabangan ng ating mamamayan.
It’s one arduous lesson that we realized when the pandemic struck, and we should act on that shortcoming.
Within the academic sector, I imagine it’s time for our youngsters to return to full face-to-face courses as soon as once more.
The Division of Schooling, led by our extremely in a position Vice-President Sara Duterte, is now making ready for its implementation within the upcoming faculty yr, with utmost consideration for the security of scholars, as we’re nonetheless in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
We should be certain that our lecture rooms are protected for lecturers, for college students, and your complete tutorial neighborhood once they return to face-to-face courses.
We proceed to encourage everybody to get their booster photographs in preparation for the resumption of in-person courses.
This is without doubt one of the causes I’ve directed the Division of Well being (DOH) and the Division of the Inside and Native Authorities (DILG) to undertake one other rollout of booster photographs.
The situation and availability of faculty rooms for our college students should even be addressed, once more, in coordination with the Division of Public Works and Highways.
Although some issues have arisen over the query of restore of faculty buildings in relation to the Mandanas-Garcia ruling, these shall be ironed out.
We’ve been in dialogue with native authorities leaders, Governors and Mayors, in the previous couple of weeks to find out, with the LGUs, what is definitely practicable, what features belong to the LGUs and what belong to the Nationwide Authorities.
There have additionally been prolonged discussions on the continuation and viability of the Ok to 12 faculty system. We’re giving this a cautious evaluate, and all crucial inputs and factors of view are actually being thought-about.
In the long run, we’re instituting a program of refresher programs and re-trainings for our lecturers to allow them to keep abreast of the fast progress in know-how, particularly within the post-pandemic world.
As for the ‘horror’ tales that we now have heard concerning the poor high quality of academic supplies and provides which are being given to our faculties — this should finish!
Our youngsters should be geared up with the very best that we are able to present.
Ang edukasyon ay ang tangi nating pamana sa ating mga anak na hindi nawawaldas. Kaya anumang gastusin sa kanilang pag-aaral ay hindi tayo magtitipid. Hindi rin tayo magtatapon.
As soon as once more, I’m not speaking about historical past, or what’s being taught. I’m speaking about supplies which are crucial for efficient educating nowadays.
Youngsters now want connectivity to the web; they want units to make use of; they want computer systems and academic instruments to take part totally within the digital neighborhood right here and overseas.
We should do higher within the worldwide rankings particularly in the case of the so-called STEM topics: Science, Know-how, Engineering and Arithmetic.
These expertise and this information are crucial for our younger folks to have the ability to compete in a extremely technological and aggressive world.
The uncooked expertise is there in our younger folks. It’s as much as our academic system to develop and to refine that nice pool of expertise.
Overseas employers have all the time favored Filipino staff due to our command of the English language. This is a bonus that we should proceed to take pleasure in.
The web has now grow to be the worldwide market. Not just for items companies but additionally for concepts and even extending to our personal private interactions.
The language of the web — for higher or for worse — is English.
Due to this fact, the query of our medium of instruction should be repeatedly re-examined to take care of that benefit that we now have established as an English-speaking folks.
On a associated topic, we’re getting into an age of exponential adoption of know-how. It’s the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
This shall be characterised by the infusion of know-how into virtually each aspect of our every day lives. Breakthrough applied sciences within the areas of quantum computing, synthetic intelligence, nano applied sciences, web of issues, robotics, self-driving electrical automobiles, 3D printing, Digital and Augmented Actuality, amongst others that can radically remodel the best way enterprise is finished.
The size and the pace at which these improvements are launched universally into our on a regular basis actions is unprecedented in our recorded historical past.
We can’t stand idly by.
The mission of our Division of Info and Communications Know-how is to determine and make the most of these improvements to enhance governance.
It has the daunting job of reworking our authorities into an agile forms that’s conscious of the wants of the general public, gives good and stable knowledge to make sure knowledgeable decision-making, in addition to enable safe and seamless entry to public companies.
The voluminous information saved within the authorities warehouses and archives need to be digitized. These which are already saved in varied inventories of information needs to be harmonized and shared throughout departments and companies.
Evidently, these need to be saved in giant knowledge facilities which are safe but accessible.
The Nationwide ID will play an essential half on this digital transformation.
For residents to have the ability to seamlessly transact with authorities, their identification should be verifiable.
We count on to challenge 30-million bodily IDs and 20-million digital IDs by the tip of the yr. The goal is to perform the issuance of about 92-million IDs by center of subsequent yr.
Because the world strikes into fast digitalization, the digital divide shall be extra pronounced. The depth and breadth at which these applied sciences shall be transformative in our lives is totally anticipated.
This may open new alternatives for the creation of wealth however may even doubtless create inequalities.
Therefore, common connectivity shall be a significant element so as to be certain that no citizen is left behind.
I’ve due to this fact tasked Secretary Ivan Uy to deploy digital connectivity throughout our varied islands. This shall be achieved by means of the implementation of the Nationwide Broadband Plan, the widespread tower program, connecting our Geographically Remoted and Deprived Areas (GIDA) through our ‘Broad Band ng Masa’ mission.
All related modes of digital transport needs to be utilized. These could also be by means of a mixture of terrestrial or submarine fiber optics, wi-fi and even satellite tv for pc know-how.
As our Public Service Act has opened the doorways and eliminated the restrictions on overseas funding, we foresee a rise in direct funding of abroad gamers.
This may translate into higher high quality, availability and affordability of telecommunications companies everywhere in the nation.
We come now to infrastructure. The spine of an economic system is the infrastructure system of that economic system.
The infrastructure program of the Duterte administration should not solely proceed however, wherever doable, be expanded.
We will confidently construct on this agency basis established by my predecessor. As it’s in constructing an edifice.
We should preserve the momentum. And aspire to BUILD BETTER MORE.
Essentially, infrastructure improvement will stay a really excessive precedence in our drive for progress and employment.
As soon as once more, I cannot droop any of the continued tasks as these have already been proven to be of profit to the general public that they serve.
I’ll proceed to review the proposals which have been made.
Infrastructure improvement spending shall be sustained at 5% to six% of the GDP.
The deliberate enlargement of infrastructure tasks, I imagine, can be doable if we proceed to encourage the participation of the personal sector within the improvement of our packages.
Public Personal Partnerships or PPPs maintain nice potential for that enlargement, for infrastructure improvement and for innovation.
Our infrastructure improvement is of major significance as it’s a crucial aspect to enhance many different sectors — to incorporate agriculture, tourism, basic financial exercise, and even to governance.
It’s my perception that we now have missed an incredible alternative to develop our rail transport system.
It’s clear in my thoughts that railways supply nice potential because it continues to be the most cost effective means of transporting items and passengers.
We are able to construct upon already current strains by modernizing these outdated railway techniques.
There are a dozen rail tasks – on the bottom, above the bottom, and beneath floor, not simply in Manila, however in different areas – at varied levels of implementation, and with a mixed value of 1.9 trillion pesos.
This Administration is dedicated to complete constructing the present portfolio of investments: accredited railway tasks such because the North-South Commuter Railway System… the 33-kilometer Metro Manila Subway Undertaking… the 147-kilometer North-South Commuter Railway System… the 12-kilometer LRT-1 Cavite Extension… the 23-kilometer MRT-7… and the Widespread Station that can join LRT-1, MRT-3 and MRT-7.
Past NCR, bigger scale railway techniques just like the 102-kilometer Mindanao Railway Undertaking; Panay Railway Undertaking; and the Cebu railway system shall be built-in as a significant a part of our transport and communications techniques.
We may even proceed to enhance our roads and transportation techniques in key cities all through the nation by means of varied tasks such because the Cebu Bus Speedy Transit, Davao Excessive Precedence Bus System, Ilocos Norte Transportation Hub, and the El Nido Transport Terminal.
My order to the Division of Transportation (DOTr) is straightforward: FULL SPEED AHEAD!
Enhancing our railway system, together with modernizing current airports and seaports, will maximize our strategic location within the Pacific. And join our many islands.
A key sector in our transformation plans is that of power.
One other basic requirement for progress and elevated employment would be the availability of low-cost, dependable power. This even comes below the class of “ease of doing enterprise”. If we’re to draw buyers, each native and overseas, to arrange store right here within the Philippines.
At current, our demand for power far exceeds our dependable provide. We should enhance the extent of power manufacturing. We should have a look at each doable choice that may be acceptable for the Philippine scenario. There may be some room to develop our current energy provide by means of our current energy sources, however that is solely to a really restricted extent. We should construct new energy crops. We should reap the benefits of all the very best know-how that’s now obtainable, particularly within the areas of renewable power.
Our seek for new energy sources ought to all the time be with an eye fixed to enhancing the power provide combine between conventional and renewable sources.
The know-how on renewable power is progressing quickly. And lots of of those applied sciences are acceptable for the Philippines. We’ve already begun windmill energy, and we are actually increasing in a short time our solar energy manufacturing.
For each offshore and on-shore wind generators, the World Financial institution has calculated that there’s the potential of 255 gigawatts by the yr of 2030.
Solar energy has steadily elevated its effectivity in changing daylight to electrical energy, which is especially engaging for us. As a result of in contrast to wind energy, solar energy is sensible virtually in every single place within the Philippines all yr spherical.
Within the transfer to decreasing our carbon footprint brought on by power manufacturing, our development to renewables can have a lead time.
Within the interim, pure gasoline will maintain the important thing. We’ll present funding incentives by clarifying the unsure coverage in upstream gasoline, significantly within the space near Malampaya.
This requires clarification of the processes and evaluate of service contracts coverage.
I imagine additionally it’s time to re-examine our technique in the direction of constructing nuclear energy crops within the Philippines.
We’ll comply in fact with the Worldwide Atomic Vitality Company (IAEA) rules for nuclear energy crops as they’ve been strengthened after Fukushima. Within the space of nuclear energy, there have been new applied sciences developed that enable smaller-scale modular nuclear crops and different derivations thereof.
As soon as once more, PPPs will play a component in assist as funding on this interval is restricted.
Moreover, we should look at your complete system of transmission and distribution for the aim of discovering methods to decrease the value of power to the patron.
We should develop the community of our transmission strains whereas analyzing schemes to enhance the operation of our electrical cooperatives. All this in help of decreasing power value particularly however not restricted to, households.
All this impetus for improvement and progress, we undertake inside the context of accelerating local weather change and excessive climate circumstances.
Although we’re a minor contributor to local weather change globally, we now have the unlucky distinction of being some of the susceptible nations to the consequences of local weather change.
For the welfare of our folks, it’s incumbent upon us to alleviate the consequences of that vulnerability.
Using renewable power is on the prime of our local weather agenda. We’ll enhance our use of renewable power sources reminiscent of hydropower, geothermal energy, photo voltaic, and wind.
Geographically, we’re a disaster-prone nation. Capability constructing for our pure catastrophe resiliency is due to this fact a should. Funding in science and know-how is crucial to allow us to have correct climate forecasts and on-time catastrophe alerts.
Research present that already many areas within the Philippines are at excessive threat from the rise in sea ranges led to by the rise in international temperature. We should adapt to this phenomenon with disaster-proof planning of our communities.
We may even look into the precarious recent water provide scenario within the nation, particularly in our city areas. A lot of our water provide techniques date again to the 1950’s, they usually should now be rehabilitated and improved.
I’ve instructed DENR Secretary Toni Yulo-Loyzaga, along with Secretary Manny Bonoan of the DPWH, to discover doable partnerships with the personal sector to deal with this important scenario.
The Philippines has wonderful legal guidelines on the surroundings, however we now have to ensure that these legal guidelines are correctly enforced. And this may require an excessive amount of coordination and cooperation between involved authorities companies and personal stakeholders.
Corporations who exploit our pure assets should comply with the regulation. All of us have the duty to protect this Earth, for we’re however custodians, and we’ll go on this treasure to future generations.
There isn’t any query that the preservation of the surroundings IS the preservation of life.
If we can’t mitigate local weather change, all our plans for the economic system, for our future, shall be for naught.
Bawat Filipino sa ibayong dagat na nagsasakripisyong lisanin ang kaniyang pamilya sa Pilipinas upang mag-hanapbuhay ay nararapat lamang magkaroon ng pamahalaang matatawag nilang “tahanan” habang nasa ibang bayan.
Ito ang papel na ginagampanan ngayon ng Kagawaran ng Manggagawang Mandarayuhan o Division of Migrant Employees matapos itong ideklara bilang ganap na ahensya ng gobyerno noong isang taon.
Ang kagawarang ito ang magsisilbing kanlungan ng ating mga kababayan sa gitna ng mundong walang kasiguruhan at mahigpit na kumpetisyon. Ito ang maglalatag sa kanila ng mga oportunidad; titiyak na ang kanilang mga hanapbuhay ay tugma sa kanilang kasanayan; maninigurong akma ang sahod at maayos ang kalagayan sa kanilang mga kumpanya; at mangangalaga sa kanilang mga pamilya habang sila ay nasa malayo.
Gagawin natin ito sa pamamagitan ng pag-aalis ng purple tape sa sistema at pagsusulong ng digital empowerment. We will automate the verification of contracts and challenge safe Abroad Employment Certifications (OEC) that you may preserve in your smartphone. I name on the Division of Migrant Employees and the DICT to make this a prime precedence.
Tinatawagan ko rin ang Division of Overseas Affairs na makipagtulungan sa Division of Migrant Employees na tiyaking ang lahat ng mga diplomatic publish ay tutulong na agarang maibalik sa trabaho ang mga ating mga Abroad Filipino employees na nawalan ng hanapbuhay nitong nakalipas na mga taon.
Mula sa tatlong buwan ay gagawin na lamang nating tatlong linggo para sa isang dayuhang employer na i-proseso ang mga papeles ng Filipinong nais nitong kunin bilang empleyado.
Aatasan din natin ang kagawaran na gawing easy ang kumplikadong handbook ng mga tuntunin at regulasyong para sa mga OFW, nang sa gayon ay maging maalwan ang mga transaksiyong might kinalaman sa kanilang pangingibang-bansa.
Mula sa handbook na might dalawang daan at apatnapung (240) seksyon ay gagawin nating pamphlet na lamang ito na hindi hihigit sa isandaang pahina.
Mahirap na nga ang buhay, kaya naman ayaw na nating makitang lalo pang nahihirapan ang ating mga manggagawang mandarayuhan sa pagtupad sa kanilang mga pangarap.
Para sa mga kababayan nating naiipit sa kaguluhan, inaabuso, at nanganganib ang buhay, ikinagagalak kong sa ilalim ng aking pamumuno, ay inilunsad ang One Repatriation Command Heart or ORCC. Ilalaan natin ang social media platforms ng Division of Migrant Employees at ang hotline upang matulungan agad at mailigtas sila mula sa mas higit na kapahamakan.
Midday, nangungutang pa ang ina ng isang OFW upang sumakay ng barko para pumunta sa Maynila at mangatok sa iba’t ibang ahensya para mapauwi ang anak na inaapi. Ngayon, kami na ang tatawag sa mga magulang ng OFWs para sabihin sa kanila ang petsa kung kailan nila mayayakap at makakapiling ang kanilang mga anak.
Sa kasalukuyan ay nakikipag-ugnayan tayo sa pamahalaan ng Saudi Arabia upang buksang muli ang deployment. Kaya natin, at gagawin natin, ang makipag-negosasyon na mabigyan ang ating mga kababayan doon ng tamang pasahod, at mapangalagaan ang kanilang karapatan at kapakanan.
Muli nating pagtitibayin ang respeto at pagkakaibigan ng ating dalawang bansa tulad ng namagitan sa aking ama at sa kanilang hari.
Sa mga susunod na buwan ay magtutungo si Secretary Susan Ople sa Saudi Arabia upang tiyakin na might sapat na puwersang magsisiguro na mabubuksang muli ang empleyo sa bansa, at para maisulong ang ating kampanya laban sa human trafficking.
Ngayon, para naman sa mga anak na naiwan sa Pilipinas. Titiyakin ng DMW, sa pamamagitan ng OWWA, na sila ay maipapasok sa magagandang paaralang magtuturo sa kanila ng monetary literacy, psychological wellness, sports activities, at sining at kultura. Ito ay mangyayari sa pakikipagtulungan ng iba’t ibang ahensya ng pamahalaan. Alagaan natin ang kabataang Filipino sapagkat sila ang kinabukasan ng ating Inang Bayan.
Sa ating mga kababayan sa ibang bansa: You deserve a House in Authorities not just for the cash you ship dwelling, however for you aren’t chilly instruments of the economic system. You deserve it to your sacrifices, for our nation and your perseverance and excellence within the international area.
You signify the combating religion of the Filipinos as a nation and as a folks. Allow us to remodel your abroad journey into inspirational tales all the time.
Due to you, our pricey legislators, and naturally, to the person, each OFW lovingly refers to as their Tatay, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte. You handed the regulation that created this new dwelling for our OFWs.
On the realm of overseas coverage, I cannot preside over any course of that can abandon even a sq. inch of territory of the Republic of the Philippines to any overseas energy.
With respect to our place in the neighborhood of countries, the Philippines shall proceed to be a good friend to all. And an enemy to none.
The Philippines has all the time been open and welcoming to all our overseas buddies and guests. That’s our world view, and that’s our tradition.
BUT LET ME BE CLEAR. WE ARE VERY JEALOUS OF ALL THAT IS FILIPINO.
We shall be a very good neighbor — all the time in search of methods to collaborate and cooperate with the tip objective of mutually helpful outcomes.
If we agree, we’ll cooperate and we’ll work collectively. If we differ, allow us to discuss some extra till we develop consensus.
In spite of everything, that’s THE FILIPINO WAY.
However we won’t waver. We’ll stand agency in our unbiased overseas coverage, with the nationwide curiosity as our primordial information.
We decide to sustaining good relations with the remainder of the world.
As a matter of reality, it’s my honest perception that the necessity for robust bonds and collaboration amongst nations emerges within the direst of occasions, reminiscent of a pandemic.
The partnerships and alliances that we make with all will present the soundness that each one nations might want to emerge into the brand new international economic system.
The Philippines will proceed to advertise stronger and multi-faceted relationships with all our companions world wide.
We’re, the truth is, grateful for the messages of assist and gives of assist that we now have obtained from a lot of our buddies within the worldwide neighborhood. This has been communicated to us by means of the completely different Envoys and the Ambassadors right here within the Philippines.
Such robust relationships can solely be helpful to all concerned.
PRIORITY LEGISLATIVE MEASURES
As I’m right here at present addressing the legislature, enable me to now suggest legislations that we want you to go in assist of those packages:
- Nationwide Authorities Rightsizing Program (NGRP)
A reform mechanism that seeks to reinforce the federal government’s institutional capability to carry out its mandate and supply higher companies, whereas guaranteeing optimum and environment friendly use of assets.
In comparison with earlier authorities reorganization efforts, the NGRP will entail a complete strategic evaluate of the features, operations, group, techniques and processes of the completely different companies, and large and transformational initiatives in companies involved, reminiscent of merger, consolidation, splitting, switch, and abolition of some places of work. The rightsizing efforts may even contain the conduct of a complete strategic evaluate of features, packages and tasks that can reduce throughout varied companies.
- Funds Modernization Invoice
That seeks to institutionalize the Money-based Budgeting System (CBS) below Govt Order No. 91, Sequence 2019 to strengthen fiscal self-discipline within the allocation and use of price range assets by guaranteeing that each peso budgeted by the federal government would result in the precise supply of packages and tasks. The total implementation of the CBS is well timed and important as the federal government executes response and restoration plans post- pandemic.
- Tax Bundle 3: Valuation Reform Invoice
The invoice gives for the :
(a) institution of actual property values and valuation requirements throughout the nation and (b) improvement of Actual Property Info System that gives for the database of all actual property transactions and declarations within the nation
- Tax Bundle 4: Passive Revenue and Monetary Middleman Taxation Act (PIFITA)
Seeks to reform the taxation of capital earnings and monetary companies by redesigning the monetary sector taxation into less complicated, fairer, extra environment friendly and a income impartial tax system. It additionally represents to undertake a regionally aggressive tax system.
- E-Authorities Act
Which gives for the institution of the E-Authorities Grasp Plan which shall cowl all e-government companies and processes.
- Web Transaction Act or E-Commerce Regulation
Which goals to ascertain an efficient regulation of economic actions by means of the web or digital means to make sure that shopper rights and knowledge privateness are protected, innovation is inspired, honest promoting practices and competitors are promoted, on-line transactions are secured, mental property rights are protected, and product requirements and security are noticed.
- Authorities Monetary Establishments Unified Initiatives to Distressed Enterprises for Financial Restoration (GUIDE)
This seeks to supply monetary help to distressed enterprises essential to financial restoration by means of packages and initiatives to be applied by the Land Financial institution of the Philippines, Improvement Financial institution of the Philippines and Philippine Assure Company for functions of addressing liquidity or solvency issues of MSMEs and strategically essential industries, encourage their continued operations and preserve employment.
- Medical Reserve Corps
Establishes a Medical Reserve Corp (MRC) below the Well being and Emergency Administration Bureau (HEMB) of the DOH. The MRC shall be composed of licensed physicians, medical college students who’ve accomplished their 4 (4) years of medical course, graduates of medication, registered nurses, and licensed allied well being professionals.
- Nationwide Illness Prevention Administration Authority
Creates the Philippine Heart for Illness Prevention and Management (CDC), hooked up to the DOH.
- Creation of the Virology Institute of the Philippines
Creates the Virology Science and Know-how Institute of the Philippines (VIP) as an hooked up company of the DOST. All places of work and models below the DOST with features associated to virology shall be transferred to the VIP.
- Division of Water Sources
Creates the Division of Water Sources and adopts the Built-in Water Useful resource Administration (IWRM) because the strategic framework for nationwide water administration, policymaking and planning.
- Unified System of Separation, Retirement and Pension
Which grants a month-to-month incapacity pension, in lieu of incapacity advantages offered below current legal guidelines, for army and uniformed personnel (MUPs) retired by causes of incapacity.
- E-Governance Act
Which promotes use of web, intranet and different ICT to supply alternatives for residents.
- Nationwide Land Use Act
Which gives for a rational and holistic administration and improvement of nation’s land and water assets; maintain house owners accountable for making these lands productive and sustainable; strengthen the LGU to handle ecological stability inside its jurisdiction. It additionally gives for Land Use and Bodily Planning/Framework as a mechanism in figuring out insurance policies and ideas to implement this legislative measure.
- Nationwide Protection Act
Seeks to amend the antiquated Nationwide Protection Act of 1935 to supply for a change within the army construction of the Armed Forces of the Philippines that’s extra conscious of present and future non-conventional safety threats to the nation’s territorial integrity and nationwide sovereignty.
- Necessary Reserve Officers’ Coaching Corps (ROTC) and Nationwide Service Coaching Program (NSTP)
This may search to reinstitute the ROTC program as obligatory element of senior highschool packages (Grades 11 and 12) in all private and non-private tertiary-level academic establishments. The purpose is to inspire, practice, arrange and mobilize the scholars for nationwide protection preparedness, together with catastrophe preparedness and capability constructing for risk-related conditions.
- Enactment of an Enabling Regulation for the Pure Gasoline Business
This primarily seeks to foster the event of the Midstream Pure Gasoline Business in a bid to strengthen Philippine power safety by diversifying the nation’s major sources of power and selling the position of pure gasoline as a complementary gasoline to variable renewable power.
- Amendments to the Electrical Energy Business Reform Act or EPIRA (Rep. Act No. 9136)
This goals to enhance the implementation of the regulation’s provisions and improve its effectiveness to deal with excessive value of electrical energy, alleged market collusion, and inadequate energy provide.
The invoice seeks to restructure the Vitality Regulation Fee (ERC) to foster accountability and enhance the fee’s authorities system that may guarantee shopper safety and in enhancing the aggressive operation of the electrical energy market.
- 19. Amendments to the Construct-Function-Switch (BOT) Regulation
This seeks to enhance the implementation of the Public Personal Partnership (PPP) Program and to have the ability to direct the specified outputs and outcomes according to the strategic improvement targets of the nation. Particularly, the amendments search to:
- Tackle the ambiguities within the current regulation;
- Tackle the bottlenecks and challenges affecting the implementation of the PPP Program; and,
- Foster a extra aggressive and enabling surroundings for PPP.
To my fellow Filipinos, ang aking mga minamahal na kababayan.
Batid ko na hindi madali ang ating pinag-daraanan sa nakaraang higit na dalawang taon.
Alam ko rin na ang bawat isa sa inyo ay ginagawa ang lahat ng inyong makakaya upang patuloy na harapin ang lahat ng pagsubok sa kasalukuyan.
I don’t intend to decrease the dangers and challenges that we face on this turbulent time in international historical past, and but, I see daylight filtering by means of these darkish clouds.
We’ve assembled the BEST Filipino minds to assist navigate us by means of this time of worldwide disaster.
We’ll endure. Let our Filipino spirit ever stay undimmed.
I do know this in my thoughts, in my coronary heart, in my very soul that
… THE STATE OF THE NATION IS SOUND.