The newly-elected chief govt of the nation, President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos made his first-ever State of the Nation Tackle (SONA) on July 25, 2022 in entrance of over 1,300 friends on the Plenary Corridor of the Batasang Pambansa Advanced in Quezon Metropolis because it was seen by thousands and thousands of Filipinos nationwide and the OFWs worldwide.
President Bongbong Marcos is the one who wrote his speech in line with some insiders, as it’s centered on key points he believes Filipinos care deeply about.
The President’s key points consists of the financial restoration program, the nationwide and native authorities’s pandemic response, return of face-to-face education, and the meals safety disaster.
Pres. Bongbong Marcos first SONA began at round 4:00 PM, the identical day the lawmakers of each the Higher Home of Congress and the Decrease Home opened their first common session of the nineteenth Congress. The speech of the President ran for an hour and 14 minutes.
Learn the Transcript of Pres. Bongbong Marcos SONA:
State of the Nation Tackle of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr.
President of the Philippines
To the Congress of the Philippines
Session Corridor of the Home of Representatives
[Delivered at the Batasang Pambansa Complex, Quezon City on July 25, 2022]
Vice President Sara Zimmerman Duterte; Former Presidents Joseph Ejercito Estrada, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and Rodrigo Roa Duterte; Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri and the honorable members of the Senate; Home Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez and the honorable members of the Home of Representatives; Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo and the honorable Justices of the Supreme Courtroom; the Apostolic Nuncio Most Reverend Charles John Brown and the esteemed members of the diplomatic corps; the honorable members of the Cupboard; our First Girl Louise Araneta Marcos and our kids [applause]; distinguished friends; ang mga minamahal kong mga kababayan; women and gents; magandang hapon po sa inyong lahat.
I come earlier than you right this moment to handle you, as it’s my responsibility as President of the Republic.
We reside in troublesome instances caused by some forces of our personal making, however definitely, additionally by forces which might be past our management.
However we have now, and we are going to proceed to search out options.
And these are a few of them.
When it comes to the financial system, we are going to implement a sound fiscal administration.
Tax administration reforms will probably be in place to extend income assortment.
Expenditure priorities will probably be realigned, and spending effectivity will probably be improved to right away tackle the financial scarring arising from the results of COVID-19, and in addition to arrange for future shocks.
Productiveness-enhancing investments will probably be promoted.
Our nation should develop into an funding vacation spot, capitalizing on the Company Restoration and Tax Incentives for Enterprises or the CREATE Regulation and the financial liberalization legal guidelines such because the Public Service Act and the International Investments Act.
Ecozones will probably be totally supported to herald strategic industries corresponding to these engaged in high-tech manufacturing, well being and medical care, and all rising applied sciences.
That is additionally seen to facilitate financial development outdoors of Metro Manila.
Our tax system will probably be adjusted with a view to meet up with the fast developments of the digital financial system, together with the imposition of value-added tax on digital service suppliers.
The preliminary income impression will probably be round Php 11.7 billion in 2023 alone.
Tax compliance procedures will probably be simplified to advertise ease of paying taxes.
We’ll pursue measures to find out potential undervaluation and/or commerce misinvoicing of imported items.
Via data and communications know-how, the Bureau of Customs will promote streamlined processes.
Disbursements for 2022 to 2023 will probably be maintained at above 20 % of gross home product or Php 4.955 trillion and Php 5.086 trillion, respectively, to make sure steady implementation of precedence packages.
Disbursement will additional enhance over the medium-term from Php 5.402 trillion or 20.7 % of our GDP in 2024 to Php 7.712 trillion or 20.6 % 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 with a view to acquire the utmost profit and the excessive multiplier results for our financial system.
Measurable medium-term macroeconomic and financial targets embrace the next headline numbers.These are primarily based on forecasts which might be in keeping with the guiding ideas of coherence of methods, coverage self-discipline and financial sustainability.
6.5 to 7.5% actual gross home product (GDP) development in 2022; 6.5 to eight% actual GDP development yearly between 2023 to 2028
9% or single-digit poverty charge by 2028
3% Nationwide Authorities deficit to GDP ratio by 2028
Lower than 60% Nationwide Authorities debt-to-GDP ratio by 2025
No less than 4,256 USD earnings (GNI) per capita and the attainment of higher middle- earnings 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 way of a Concurrent Decision by the Senate and Home of Representatives.
As soon as adopted, the MTFF will develop into an anchor for the annual spending and financing plan of the Nationwide Authorities and Congress when getting ready the annual finances and enterprise associated appropriation actions. It’s due to this fact a forward-looking doc that extends past the standard three-year horizon to achieve six (6) years, coinciding with the six-year protection of the Philippine Growth 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 finances.
Medium-term development targets and the assumptions relating to key macroeconomic variables underpin the medium-term fiscal plan. The current previous and the COVID-19 pandemic has beset the macroeconomic setting with challenges and a collection of exterior shocks. Inflation has accelerated in current months due largely to important will increase in worldwide costs of oil and different key commodities.
Nonetheless, the financial development momentum stays agency as demonstrated by the robust 2022 first quarter GDP development at 8.3 %. Nonetheless, the restoration course of from the impression of the pandemic remains to be on-going amid elevated uncertainty within the worldwide financial setting. Revisions within the macro-economic assumptions incorporate these challenges and most up-to-date financial developments, resulting in upward changes within the following:
Inflation charge for 2022 to 2023;
International alternate charge for 2023 to 2025; and
Items and companies imports development for 2022
The financial system is anticipated to develop by 6.5 to 7.5 % this yr as we proceed to reopen the financial system whereas contemplating the current 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 charge, 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 development is projected to be sustained and expanded additional to six.5 to eight % from 2023 till 2028.
The common inflation for 2022 is projected to vary from 4.5 to five.5 %, following the uptick in gasoline and meals costs because of the continued Russia-Ukraine battle and the disrupted provide chains.
It’s barely adjusted to 2.5 to 4.5 % in 2023, and is seen to return to the goal vary of 2.0 to 4.0 % by 2024 till 2028.
Dubai crude oil value is anticipated to settle at 90 to 110 USD per barrel in 2022, 80 to 100 USD per barrel in 2023, and 70 to 90 USD per barrel from 2024 onwards as oil provide is anticipated 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 because of aggressive financial coverage tightening by the US Federal Reserve, market aversion amid the Russia-Ukraine battle, and once more, elevated world oil costs.
Lastly, exports of products are anticipated to develop by 7 % in 2022, and 6 % from 2023 to 2028.
However, imports of products are projected to develop by 18 % in 2022, 6 % in 2023, and eight % from 2024 to 2028.
I’ve instructed the NEDA to coordinate with different businesses and work on the Philippine Growth Plan for 2023 to 2028 and to undergo me the entire blueprint and progress of its implementation not later than year-end.
One of many major drivers of our push for development and employment will probably be within the agricultural sector.
With regard to meals provide, we’re confronted by a two-pronged drawback: that which can hit us within the quick time period and that which can hit us 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 mamimili para mapanatili ang kanilang buying energy o 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 mga namimili.
Might mga bahagi ng worth chain na sa ngayon ay kanya-kanya 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 world 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. [applause]
Ipaprayoridad 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 siyensya para tumaas ang produksyong agrikultural. [applause]
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, hindi magagawa sa isang buwan, o isang taon lamang.
Ngunit kailangan na natin simulan NGAYON. [applause]
Ang agrarian reform program ay dapat magpatuloy.
Agrarian reform is just not solely about acquisition, but in addition about assist companies and distribution.
To help this, I intend to subject an govt order to impose a one-year moratorium on the cost of land amortization and curiosity funds. [applause]
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 creating their farms, maximizing their capability to supply, and propel the expansion of our financial system. [applause]
The civil society organizations additionally assist this as a result of it’s going to unburden the farmers of their dues and be capable of deal with bettering farm productiveness.
Congress should additionally move a regulation that may 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. [applause]
Layunin ng batas na ito ay 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 excellent agrarian reform program shall obtain it with none obligation to pay any amortization. [applause]
The condonation of the present agrarian reform mortgage will cowl the quantity of 58.125 billion pesos benefiting 654,000 agrarian reform beneficiaries and involving a complete of 1.18 million hectares of awarded lands. [applause]
Govt Order No. 75, Collection of 2019 requires that each one authorities businesses, bureaus, departments and instrumentalities to show over agricultural lands to certified agrarian reform beneficiaries.
At current we have now 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 battle veterans
Landless surviving partner and orphans of battle veterans
Landless retirees of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine Nationwide Police
Agricultural lands acquired below this program will probably be given to graduates of faculty levels in agriculture who’re landless. [applause]
The decision of the instances is for the infusion of contemporary and new blood within the agricultural sector. We’d like a brand new breed of farmers geared up with fashionable agricultural know-how capable of have interaction in sustained scientific farming that won’t solely enhance farm yields, but in addition resilience within the face of local weather change. [applause]
They are saying that 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 function within the promotion of the Filipino model.
Tourism is just not solely an essential financial growth instrument however the abundance of alternatives that the sector creates by way of common employment and even job creation on the grassroots degree is simple.
To spice up our tourism business, we are going to initially make fundamental developments corresponding to highway enhancements for simpler entry to tourism spots. We may even improve our airports and create extra worldwide airports [applause] to assist decongest the bottleneck within the Manila 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 will probably be led by the Division of Tourism, along with the Division of Public Works and Highways. [applause]
To foster the Filipino model is to spark our sense of pleasure 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 really world-class. We excel in arts and tradition, new media, reside occasions — avenues which generate major and downstream jobs for our inventive and gifted countrymen. Sadly, ang mga hanapbuhay na ito ang unang pinadapa ng pandemya at ang pinakahuli namang makakabalik sa regular.
The inventive business likewise faces many challenges together with office situations, working hours, mental property rights, and the welfare of our beloved freelancers who have been left weak throughout the peak of the pandemic.
We require an institutionalized inventive business that may advance the pursuits of its stakeholders – sila na nagbibigay ng kaluluwa at [pagkakilanlan] sa ating pagka-Pilipino. Protektahan natin sila. [applause]
The Division of Social Welfare and Growth has a big half to play in all of this.
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 Growth.
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.
Magdadagdag tayo ng mga operations middle, warehouse at imbakan ng aid 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 Growth ng sa ganun, madali ang pagpapatupad ng Emergency Shelter Help program para sa mga biktima ng kahit anong kalamidad. [applause]
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. [applause]
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 naman 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 4Ps o Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program, titiyakin natin na malilinis ang listahan ng benipisyaryo. [applause]
Higit na sa isang milyong pangalan na ang naka-graduate na sa listahan. At nagagalak akong mabatid na sila ay nakakatayo na sa kanilang sariling 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 Youngster Growth Facilities at Supervised Neighborhood Play, at lalo pa nating palalawakin sa taong 2023. [applause]
Hindi rin natin nakakalimutan ang mga solo mother and father at mga nanay na nahiwalay sa kanilang mga mister dahil sa karahasan.
Pagtitibayin natin ang programa sa Violence In opposition to Ladies and Their Youngsters, kabilang na ang counselling para sa mga biktima, katuwang ang ating mga LGU.
Tiyakin natin na sapat ang pondo sa halos pitumpong residential care facilities at pitong non-residential care facilities para sa weak sectors at individuals with disabilities na sumisilong dito.
Sa ating sitwasyon ng 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. Wala na tayong gagawing lockdown. [applause]
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. [applause]
Sa ganitong paraan, kahit pa tumaas muli ang bilang ng mga COVID instances, mananatiling mababa ang bilang ng mga maospital 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 mga well being protocols sa kung ano ang ating pangangailangan sa paglipas ng panahon at lalo pang iibayuhin ang kooperasyon kasama ang pribadong sektor upang tumaas pa ang kumpyansa ng mga mamumuhunan, nang sa gayon ay bumalik na tayo sa “full capability” lalong-lalo na ang ating mga negosyo. [applause]
Pagbubutihin pa natin ang pagpapakalat ng tamang impormasyon ukol sa COVID, kasama ang kahalagahan ng bakuna.
Mananatili muna sa ngayon ang ating Alert Stage System natin. Pinapag-aralan natin ang ibang paraan ng klasipikasyon upang mas babagay sa kasalukuyang sitwasyon lalong-lalo na sa pagbabago ng Covid.
Sa pakikipagtulungan ng Kongreso, itatatag natin ang ating sariling Heart for Illness Management and Prevention at ang isang vaccine institute. [applause]
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 anticipate them to come back to our hospitals and well being care facilities. [applause]
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 na na hindi lang dapat dito sa Nationwide Capital Area, kundi maging sa ibang parte ng bansa… [applause] Maliwanag na hindi lamang dapat dito lamang sa Nationwide Capital Area kundi maging sa ibang parte ng bansa kailangan magdagdag ng ganitong uri ng mga pagamutan. [applause]
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, mga RHU na pupuntahan ng mga doktor, nurse, midwife, medtech, isang beses, dalawang beses sa isang linggo — nang sa gayon, magiging mas madali sa might karamdaman na magpapagamot nang hindi na kailangang magbiyahe nang malayo. [applause]
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, our nurses, and different medical frontliners. [applause]
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 bansa. Hinihikayat natin na buksan nila ang merkado upang bumaba ang presyo ng gamot. [applause]
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 Trade ay nakikipag-usap sa mga interesadong producer ng generic medicine na papasok sa ating bansa. [applause]
Inuutusan ko naman ang Philippine Competitors Fee na pantay-pantay dapat at walang kartel sa hanay ng mga pharmaceutical firms. [applause] Dahil kapag bukas ang merkado, bababa ang presyo ng gamot para mapakinabangan ng ating mga mamamayan.
This is likely one of the arduous classes that we discovered when the pandemic struck, and due to this fact, we should act on that shortcoming. [applause]
Within the instructional sector, I consider it’s time for our kids to return to full face-to-face courses as soon as once more. [applause]
The Division of Schooling, led by our extremely in a position Vice President Sara Duterte, [applause] is now getting ready for its implementation within the upcoming college yr, with utmost consideration for the protection 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 academics, for college kids, and all the tutorial neighborhood after 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. [applause]
This is likely 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. [applause]
The situation and availability of college 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 college buildings in relation to the Mandanas-Garcia ruling, this will probably be ironed out.
We’ve got 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 Okay to 12 college system. We’re giving this a cautious assessment, and all needed inputs and factors of view at the moment are being thought of.
In the long term, we’re instituting a program of refresher programs and re-trainings for our academics to allow them to keep abreast of the fast development in know-how, particularly on this post-pandemic world. [applause]
As for the ‘horror’ tales that we have now heard about the poor high quality of instructional supplies and provides which might be being given to our colleges – this should finish! [applause]
Our youngsters should at all times be geared up with the most effective that we will present.
Ang edukasyon ay ang tangi nating pamana sa ating mga anak na hindi mawawaldas. Kaya anumang gastusin sa kanilang pag-aaral ay hindi tayo nagtitipid. Hindi rin tayo nagtatapon.
And as soon as once more, I’m not speaking about historical past, or what’s being taught. I’m speaking about supplies which might be needed for efficient instructing these days.
Youngsters now want connectivity to the web; they want gadgets to make use of; they want computer systems, instructional instruments [applause] in order that they may take part totally within the digital neighborhood right here and overseas.
We should do higher within the worldwide rankings particularly on the subject of the so-called STEM topics: Science, Expertise, Engineering and Arithmetic.
These abilities and this information are needed 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. [applause]
International employers have at all times favored Filipino staff due to our command of the English language. This is a bonus that we should proceed to get pleasure from.
The web has now develop into the worldwide market. Not just for items companies but in addition for concepts, 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 constantly re-examined to keep up that benefit that we have now established as an English-speaking folks. [applause]
On a associated topic, we’re coming into an age of exponential adoption of know-how. It’s the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
This will probably be characterised by the infusion of know-how into nearly each side of our every day lives. Breakthrough applied sciences within the areas of quantum computing, synthetic intelligence, nano applied sciences, the web of issues, robotics, self-driving electrical autos, 3D printing, Digital and Augmented Actuality, amongst others that may radically rework the way in which enterprise is finished.
The size and the velocity at which these improvements are launched universally into our on a regular basis lives and actions is unprecedented in our recorded historical past.
We can not stand idly by.
The mission of our Division of Info and Communications Expertise is to determine and make the most of these improvements to enhance governance.
It has the daunting job now of reworking our authorities into an agile forms that’s aware of the wants of the general public, present good and strong knowledge to make sure knowledgeable decision-making, in addition to permit safe and seamless entry to public companies.
The voluminous information saved within the authorities warehouses and archives must be digitized. These which might be already saved in varied inventories of information must be harmonized and shared throughout departments and businesses.
Evidently, these must be saved in massive knowledge facilities which might be safe but accessible.
The Nationwide ID will play an essential half on this digital transformation. [applause]
For residents to have the ability to seamlessly transact with authorities, their identification should be simply verifiable.
We count on to subject 30-million bodily IDs and 20-million digital IDs by the top of this yr. [applause] The goal is to perform the issuance of about 92-million IDs by the center of subsequent yr.
Because the world strikes into fast digitalization, the digital divide will develop into extra pronounced. The depth and breadth at which these applied sciences will probably be transformative in our lives is totally anticipated.
This can open new alternatives for the creation of wealth however may even possible create inequalities.
Therefore, common connectivity will probably be an important part with a view to be certain that no citizen is left behind. [applause]
I’ve due to this fact tasked the DICT to deploy digital connectivity throughout our varied islands. This will probably be completed by way of the implementation of the Nationwide Broadband Plan, the frequent tower program, connecting our Geographically Remoted and Deprived Areas (GIDA) by way of our ‘Broad Band ng Masa’ challenge. [applause]
All related modes of digital transport must be utilized. These could also be by way 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 international funding, we foresee a rise in direct funding of abroad gamers.
This can translate into higher high quality, availability and affordability of telecommunications companies everywhere in the nation.
We come now to infrastructure. The spine of an financial system is its infrastructure.
The infrastructure program of the Duterte administration should not solely proceed however, wherever potential, be expanded. [applause]
We will confidently construct on this agency basis established by my predecessor. As it’s in constructing an edifice.
We should maintain the momentum. And aspire to BUILD BETTER MORE.
Essentially, infrastructure growth will stay a really excessive precedence in our drive for development and employment.
As soon as once more, I can’t droop any of the continued tasks as these have already been proven to be of profit to the general public that they serve. [applause]
We’ll proceed to check the proposals which were made.
Infrastructure growth spending will probably be sustained at 5% to six% of GDP.
The deliberate growth of infrastructure tasks, I consider, can be potential if we proceed to encourage the participation of the personal sector within the growth of our packages.
Public Personal Partnerships or PPPs maintain nice potential for that growth, [applause] for infrastructure growth and for innovation.
Our infrastructure growth is of major significance as it’s a needed factor to enhance many different sectors — to incorporate agriculture, tourism, common financial exercise, and even to governance.
It’s my perception additionally that we have now missed some nice alternatives to develop our rail transport system.
It’s clear in my thoughts that railways provide nice potential because it continues to be the most affordable means of transporting items and passengers.
We are able to construct upon already current traces by modernizing these previous railway methods.
There are dozens of railway tasks – on the bottom, above the bottom, under floor, not simply in Manila, however in different areas – at varied levels of implementation, and with a mixed price of 1.9 trillion pesos. [applause]
This Administration is dedicated to complete constructing the present portfolio of investments: authorized railway tasks such because the North-South Commuter Railway System, [applause] the 33-kilometer Metro Manila Subway Venture, the 147-kilometer North-South Commuter Railway System, the 12-kilometer LRT-1 Cavite Extension, [applause] the 23-kilometer MRT-7, and the Widespread Station that may join LRT-1, MRT-3 and MRT-7.
And past NCR, bigger scale railway methods just like the 102-kilometer Mindanao Railway Venture; [applause] the Panay Railway Venture; [applause] and the Cebu railway system will probably be built-in as an important a part of our transport and communications methods.
We may even proceed to enhance our roads and transportation methods in key cities all through the nation by way 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. [applause]
My order to the Division of Transportation or DOTr is de facto quite simple: FULL SPEED AHEAD! [applause]
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 vitality.
One other elementary requirement for development and elevated employment would be the availability of low-cost, dependable vitality. This even comes below the class of “ease of doing enterprise”. If we’re to draw traders, each native and international, to arrange store right here within the Philippines.
At current, our demand for vitality far exceeds our dependable provide. We should enhance the extent of vitality manufacturing. We should take a look at each potential choice that may be applicable for the Philippine scenario. There’s some room to develop our current energy provide by way of current energy sources, however that is solely to a really restricted extent. We should construct new energy vegetation. [applause] We should make the most of all the most effective know-how that’s now out there, particularly within the areas of renewable vitality. [applause]
Our seek for new energy sources ought to at all times be with an eye fixed to bettering the combination of the vitality provide between conventional and renewable sources.
The know-how on renewable vitality is progressing quickly. And lots of of those applied sciences are applicable for the Philippines. We’ve got already begun windmill energy. We at the moment are increasing in a short time our solar energy manufacturing.
For each offshore and on-shore wind generators, for instance, the World Financial institution has calculated that there’s the potential of 255 gigawatts by the yr of 2030. [applause]
Solar energy has steadily elevated its effectivity in changing daylight to electrical energy, which is especially engaging for the Philippines. As a result of in contrast to wind energy, solar energy is sensible nearly all over the place within the Philippines all yr spherical.
Within the transfer to decreasing our carbon footprint brought on by vitality manufacturing, our development to renewables can have a lead time.
Within the interim, pure fuel will maintain the important thing. We’ll present funding incentives by clarifying the unsure coverage in upstream fuel, significantly within the space near Malampaya.
This requires clarification of the processes and assessment of service contracts coverage.
I consider that it’s time additionally to re-examine our technique in the direction of constructing nuclear energy vegetation within the Philippines. [applause]
We’ll comply after all with the Worldwide Atomic Power Company (IAEA) rules for nuclear energy vegetation as they’ve been strengthened after Fukushima. Within the space of nuclear energy, there have been new applied sciences developed that permit smaller scale modular nuclear vegetation and different derivations thereof.
As soon as once more, PPPs will play a component in assist as funding on this interval is proscribed. [applause]
Moreover, we should study all the system of transmission and distribution for the aim of discovering methods to decrease the worth of vitality to the patron and to business.
We should develop the community of our transmission traces whereas analyzing schemes to enhance the operation of our electrical cooperatives. All this in support of lowering vitality price particularly however not restricted to households. [applause]
All this impetus for growth and development, we undertake inside the context of accelerating local weather change and excessive climate situations.
Although we’re a minor contributor to local weather change globally, we have now the unlucky distinction of being some of the weak nations to the results of local weather change.
For the welfare of our folks, it’s incumbent upon us to alleviate the results of that vulnerability.
Using renewable vitality is on the prime of our local weather agenda. We’ll enhance our use of renewable vitality sources corresponding to 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 now many areas within the Philippines are at excessive threat from the rise in sea ranges caused by the rise in world temperature. We should adapt to this phenomenon with disaster-proof planning of our communities.
We may even look into the precarious contemporary water provide scenario within the nation, particularly in our city areas. A lot of our water provide methods date again to the 1950’s, and so they should now be rehabilitated and improved.
I’ve instructed the DENR along with the DPWH, to discover potential partnerships with the personal sector to handle this important scenario.
The Philippines has wonderful legal guidelines on the setting, however we have now to ensure that these legal guidelines are correctly enforced. And this can require a substantial amount of coordination and cooperation between involved authorities businesses and personal stakeholders.
Firms who exploit our pure assets should comply with the regulation. All of us have the accountability to protect this Earth, for we’re however custodians, and we are going to move on this nice treasure to future generations. [applause]
There isn’t a query that the preservation of the setting is the preservation of life. [applause]
If we can not mitigate local weather change, all our plans for the financial system, all our plans for our future, will probably be for naught.
Bawat Pilipino sa ibayong dagat na nagsasakripisyong lisanin ang kanyang pamilya sa Pilipinas upang mag-hanapbuhay ay nararapat lamang magkaroon ng pamahalaang matatawag nilang “tahanan” habang nasa ibang bayan. [applause]
Ito ang papel na gagampanan ng Kagawaran ng Manggagawang Mandarayuhan o Division of Migrant Employees matapos itong ideklara bilang ganap na ahensya ng gobyerno noong isang taon. [applause]
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 mga 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 ng pagsusulong ng digital empowerment. We will automate the verification of contracts and subject safe Abroad Employment Certifications (OEC) that you could maintain in your smartphone. I name on the Division of Migrant Employees and the DICT to make this a prime precedence. [applause]
Tinatawagan ko rin ang Division of International Affairs na makipagtulungan sa Division of Migrant Employees na tiyakin ang lahat ng mga diplomatic submit ay tutulong na agarang maibalik sa trabaho ang mga ating mga Abroad Filipino employees na nawalan ng hanapbuhay nitong nakalipas na ilang taon. [applause]
Mula sa tatlong buwan ay gagawin na lang nating tatlong linggo para sa isang dayuhang employer na i-proseso ang mga papeles ng Pilipinong nais nitong kunin bilang empleyado. [applause]
Aatasan din natin ang kagawaran na gawing easy ang kumplikadong handbook ng mga tuntunin at regulasyon para sa mga OFW, nang sa gayon ay maging maalwan ang mga transaksyong might kinalaman sa kanilang pangingibang-bansa.
Mula sa handbook na might dalawang daan at apatnapung(240) seksyon ay gagawin nating pamphlet na lamang na hindi hihigit sa isandaang pahina. [applause]
Mahirap na nga ang buhay, kaya naman ayaw pa natin 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 ilulunsad natin ang One Repatriation Command Heart o ORCC. Ilalaan natin ang isang social media platform ng Division of Migrant Employees at ang hotline upang matulungan agad at mailigtas sila mula sa mas higit na kapahamakan. [applause]
Midday, nangungutang pa ang isang ina ng bawat 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 [applause] para sabihin sa kanila ang petsa kung kailan nila mayayakap at makakapiling ang kanilang mga anak. [applause]
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, [applause] at para maisulong ang ating kampanya laban sa human trafficking.
Ngayon, para naman sa mga anak na naiwan sa Pilipinas. Titiyakin ng Division of Migrant Employees, sa pamamagitan ng OWWA, na sila ay maipapasok sa magagandang paaralang magtuturo sa kanila ng monetary literacy, psychological wellness, sports activities, sining at kultura. Ito ay mangyayari sa pakikipagtulungan ng iba’t ibang ahensya ng pamahalaan. Alagaan natin ang kabataang Pilipino sapagkat sila ang kinabukasan ng ating Inang Bayan. [applause]
Sa ating mga kababayan na nasa ibang bansa: You deserve a Dwelling in Authorities not just for the cash that you just ship house, however you aren’t chilly instruments of the financial system. You deserve it in your sacrifices, for our nation and your perseverance and excellence within the world area.
You OFWs characterize the preventing religion of the Filipinos as a nation and as a folks. Allow us to rework your abroad journey into inspirational tales all the time.
Because of you, our pricey legislators, and naturally, to the person, each OFW now refers to as their “Tatay”, President Rodrigo Duterte. You handed the regulation that created this new house for our OFWs. [applause]
On the world of international coverage, I can’t preside over any course of that may abandon even one sq. inch of territory of the Republic of the Philippines to any international energy. [applause and cheers]
With respect to our place locally of countries, the Philippines shall proceed to be a buddy to all, an enemy to none.
The Philippines has at all times been open and welcoming to all our international pals 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. [applause]
We will probably be a superb neighbor – at all times searching for methods to collaborate and cooperate with the top aim of mutually helpful outcomes.
If we agree, we are going to cooperate and we are going to work collectively. And if we differ, allow us to speak some extra till we develop a consensus.
In spite of everything, that’s THE FILIPINO WAY.
However we is not going to waver. We’ll stand agency in our impartial international coverage, with the nationwide curiosity as our primordial information. [applause]
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 instances, corresponding to in a pandemic.
The partnerships and alliances that we make with all will present the steadiness that each one nations will want as we emerge into this new world financial system.
The Philippines will proceed to advertise stronger and multi-faceted relationships with all our companions around the globe.
We’re, in actual fact, grateful for the messages of assist and provides of assist that we have now obtained from lots of our pals within the worldwide neighborhood. This has been communicated to us by way of the completely different Envoys and the Ambassadors right here within the Philippines.
Such robust relationships can solely be helpful to all concerned.
As I’m right here right this moment addressing the legislature, permit me now to suggest laws that we want you to move in assist of those packages:
1. Nationwide Authorities Rightsizing Program (NGRP) [applause]
A reform mechanism that seeks to boost the federal government’s institutional capability to carry out its mandate and supply higher companies, whereas making certain optimum and environment friendly use of assets.
In comparison with earlier authorities reorganization efforts, the NGRP will entail a complete strategic assessment of the features, operations, group, methods and processes of the completely different businesses, and large and transformational initiatives in businesses involved, corresponding to mergers, consolidation, splitting, switch, and even the abolition of some workplaces. The rightsizing efforts may even contain the conduct of a complete strategic assessment of features, packages and tasks that may reduce throughout varied businesses.
2. Funds Modernization Invoice
This seeks to institutionalize the Money-based Budgeting System (CBS) below Govt Order No. 91, Collection 2019 to strengthen fiscal self-discipline within the allocation and use of finances assets by making certain that each peso budgeted by the federal government would result in the precise supply of packages and tasks. The complete implementation of the CBS is well timed and important as the federal government executes response and restoration plans post- pandemic.
3. Tax Package deal 3: Valuation Reform Invoice
This invoice gives for the:
(a) institution of actual property values and valuation requirements throughout the nation and
(b) the event of Actual Property Info System that gives for the database of all actual property transactions and declarations within the nation
4. Passive Revenue and Monetary Middleman Taxation Act (PIFITA)
This seeks to reform the taxation of capital earnings and monetary companies by redesigning the monetary sector taxation into easier, fairer, extra environment friendly and a income impartial tax system. It additionally represents to undertake a regionally aggressive tax system.
5. E-Authorities Act
Which gives for the institution of the E-Authorities Grasp Plan which shall cowl all e-government companies and processes.
6. Web Transaction Act or E-Commerce Regulation
Which goals to determine an efficient regulation of economic actions by way of the web or digital means to make sure that client rights and knowledge privateness are protected, innovation is inspired, truthful promoting practices and competitors are promoted, on-line transactions are secured, mental property rights are protected, and product requirements and security are noticed.
7. Authorities Monetary Establishments Unified Initiatives to Distressed Enterprises for Financial Restoration (GUIDE)
This seeks to supply monetary help to distressed enterprises crucial to financial restoration by way of packages and initiatives to be applied by the Land Financial institution of the Philippines, the Growth Financial institution of the Philippines and the Philippine Assure Company for functions of addressing liquidity or solvency issues of MSMEs and strategically essential industries, to encourage their continued operations and preserve employment. [applause]
8. The Institution of a 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 drugs, registered nurses, and licensed allied well being professionals.
9. Nationwide Illness Prevention Administration Authority
This invoice seeks to create the Heart for Illness Prevention and Management (CDC), connected to the DOH. [applause]
10. Creation of the Virology Institute of the Philippines
This can create the Virology Science and Expertise Institute of the Philippines (VIP) as an connected company of the DOST. All workplaces and items below the DOST with features associated to virology shall now be transferred to the Virology Institute of the Philippines.
11. Division of Water Sources
This seeks to create 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.
12. Unified System of Separation, Retirement and Pension
This 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. [applause]
13. E-Governance Act
It promotes use of web, intranet and different ICT to supply alternatives for residents.
14. Nationwide Land Use Act [applause]
This can present for a rational and holistic administration and growth of our nation’s land and water assets; maintain homeowners accountable for making these lands productive and sustainable; strengthen the LGU to handle ecological steadiness 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.
15. Nationwide Protection Act
This 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 aware of present and future non-conventional safety threats to the nation’s territorial integrity and nationwide sovereignty. [applause]
16. Obligatory Reserve Officers’ Coaching Corps (ROTC) and Nationwide Service Coaching Program (NSTP) [applause]
This seeks to reinstitute the ROTC program as a compulsory part of senior highschool packages (Grades 11 and 12) in all private and non-private tertiary-level instructional establishments. The intention is to encourage, practice, manage and mobilize the scholars for nationwide protection preparedness, together with catastrophe preparedness and capability constructing for risk-related conditions. [applause]
17. Enactment of an Enabling Regulation for the Pure Fuel Trade
This seeks to foster the event of the Midstream Pure Fuel Trade in a bid to strengthen Philippine vitality safety by diversifying the nation’s major sources of vitality and selling the function of pure fuel as a complementary gasoline to variable renewable vitality. [applause]
18. Amendments to the Electrical Energy Trade Reform Act or EPIRA (Rep. Act No. 9136) [applause]
This goals to enhance the implementation of the regulation’s provisions and improve its effectiveness to handle excessive price of electrical energy, alleged market collusion, and inadequate energy provide.
The invoice seeks to restructure the Power Regulation Fee (ERC) to foster accountability and enhance the fee’s authorities system that may guarantee client 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 in step with the strategic growth targets of the nation. Particularly, the amendments search to:
1. Tackle the ambiguities within the current regulation;
2. Tackle the bottlenecks and challenges affecting the implementation of the PPP Program; and,
3. Foster a extra aggressive and enabling setting for PPPs.
To my fellow Filipinos, ang aking mga minamahal na kababayan.
Batid ko na hindi madali ang ating pinagdaraanan 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 the challenges that we face on this turbulent time in world historical past, and but, I see daylight filtering by way of these darkish clouds.
We’ve got assembled the BEST Filipino minds to assist navigate us by way of this time of worldwide disaster that we at the moment are dealing with.
We’ll endure. [applause] Let our Filipino spirit ever stay undimmed. [applause]
I do know this in my thoughts, I do know it in my coronary heart, I do know it in my very soul … THE STATE OF THE NATION IS SOUND.
Thanks and good afternoon. Marami pong salamat sa inyong lahat. [applause and cheers]
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