Editor’s Note: Starting June 25, the Inquirer will run on its print, online, and social media platforms a series of stories, reports and commentaries on the socioeconomic impact – positive and negative – that President Duterte has made in his first year in office. The articles will focus on how the former Davao City mayor has coped with the challenges of the presidency in five major areas that Filipinos consider most important in their lives: peace and order, traffic, economy, governance and foreign policy. This evaluation of the administration’s achievements and shortcomings will take into account what Mr. Duterte had promised to do during last year’s presidential campaign, his June 30 inaugural speech and his July 25 State of the Nation Address.
#DuterteYear1: Inquirer followers chime in. How do you find President Duterte’s first year in office? More tweets on @Inq_Opinion
Duterte is the President to be proud for having in our generation “Filipino taas noo, kahit
Better compared to Noynoy, as far as I could recall the economy during the 1st quarter of 2011 was growing at 3.4 compared to 6.0 something.
Our President is doing great on international relation. He has been very famous around the world for his administration. #DuterteYear1
Shunned meritocracy by giving govt posts to undeserving individuals for bayad utang. #DuterteYear1
Ms Venus Veloso
#DuterteYear1 is full of actions but no results insofar as his foreign trips are concerned. He is the most expensive president ever!
He said he needs 3-6 months to eradicate drugs and crime or he will resign. Well, his deadline is
6-9 months overdue. #DuterteYear1
Francis B. Baraan
#Duterte’s 1st year in office:
Extrajudicial killings; authoritarianism; political persecution
of critics & enemies; lies; hypocrisy; hubris.
Find? Easy, he brought the
corrupt back. He made chaos
normal. He rendered the people desensitized to death. He made Mocha et al. legit.
Explore on our special anniversary site the Inquirer series of multiplatform reports and commentaries on the gains and challenges during President Duterte’s first year in office. Daily content begins June 25 till July 24.
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