Achievements: Duterte vs. Aquino

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For those who are wondering and interested to know the achievements of these two administrations. Below are the list of achievements of the Aquino Administration and the current President Duterte.


  • Campaign vs. Wang-wang
  • Ordered probe in Media Killings
  • Ordered AFP to prioritize human Rights
  • Peace talks with NDFP
  • Truth Commission formed to investigate Ex President Arroyo’s abuses, but SC said it’s unconstitutional.
  • PNoy supports bills that forbidding govt. projects named after politicians
  • Hacienda Luisita INC. gives 20M to farmers
  • Manila Hostage Crisis ended, but 4 hostages was also killed.
  • PNoy takes responsibility for Manila Hostage crisis
  • Aquino boasts stronger economy in his first 100 days
  • Aquino raised spratlys issue with US President Barack Obama
  • US Grants Philippines $434-M aid to fight poverty and corruption
  • Aquino got $2.7-B investment from US
  • Aquino Administration gave itself passing mark for first 100 days.
  • New Presidential Website launched
  • K-12 Education
  • Aquino ordered govt. Agencies to avoid putting his name or picture on govt. projects


  • Campaign vs. Illegal Drugs
  • 700,000 drug pushers and addicts surrendered
  • Rigid effort to eradicate tanim-bala @ MIA
  • Illegal drugs supply decreased to 90%
  • One-stop Service Center for OFWs launched
  • Combat pay of soldiers, cops increased
  • Department of Agriculture released 2B pesos worth of unused equipments to the farmers
  • Php26,000 cash assistance gave for Displaced OFWs in Saudi
  • Faster free Wi-Fi in NAIA
  • Duterte ordered to end “tanim bala”
  • Freedom of Information for Executive Department
  • Emergency hotline 911 and 8888 launched
  • Removal of ENDO
  • 1000 presidential appointees removed by Duterte administration because of too many complaints
  • Gate of Deparment of Agrarian Reform opened to public
  • Abu Sayaff freed hostages
  • Crime rate nationwide decreased
  • Free Irrigation Program for Filipino Farmers
  • DAR ordered distribution of 358 hectares of Hacienda Luisita
  • DSWD Apologized for expired relief goods buried in Dumagueta Dumpsite
  • Mega Rehab Center built in Nueva Ecija
  • Cleaning of National Bilibid Prison and the investigation on proliferation of drug syndicates in National Penitentiary
  • BOI investment up 200%
  • PH Olympians allowance increased from $1,000 to $3,000
  • DENR Sec. Gina Lopez suspended mining firms
  • Driver License validity increased to 5 years
  • Demolition of fish pens in Laguna Lake
  • CPP-NPA ceasefire with Government
  • A 6.1% growth of the country’s Gross Domestic Product for the third quarter of 2018;
  • A 3.3% increase of the country’s total export valued at $6.11 billion from $5.91 billion as of October 2018;
  • A 31% increase on year-on-year Foreign Direct Investment inflows at $7.4 billion from January to August 2018, compared to $5.7 billion recorded in the same period the previous year;
  • The signing of the Memorandum of Agreement between the Philippines and Kuwait, wherein both countries agreed to uphold ethical recruitment policies, systems, and procedures for the recruitment and employment of domestic workers;
  • The completion of major infrastructure projects such as Taguig Integrated Terminal Exchange; Caraycaray Bridge in Biliran; Lisap Bridge in Bongabong, Oriental Mindoro; Davao River Bridge in Davao City, Davao Del Sur; Sugpon Bridge in Sugpon, Ilocos Sur; Adriatico Bridge replacement; the P8.53-million road repair leading to the Caticlan Jetty Port in Malay, Aklan; Napindan Bridge II, Taguig City; Pasac-Culcul Bridge 1 and 2; and the reconstruction of Otis Bridge;
  • The groundbreaking for the construction of major infrastructure projects such as the Philippine National Railways Manila-Clark Project Phase 1; South East Metro Manila Express way Project; Binondo-Intramuros Bridge and Estrella Pantaleon Bridge; Phase 2, Pasig-Marikina River Channel Improvement Project; and Panguil Bay Bridge;
  • Installation and construction of 6,392 small-scale irrigation projects from July 2016 to November 2018 to provide supplemental irrigation to high-value crops during the dry season;
  • The signing of key pieces of legislation such as the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act, the Masustansyang Pagkain para sa Batang Pilipino Act, the Ease of Doing Business Act, the Philippine Mental Health Law, the Universal Health Care Law, the Kalusugan at Nutrisyon ng Mag-Nanay Act, the Balik Scientist Law, the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, the Free Irrigation Act, and the Philippine National Identification System Act;
  • The launch of the Overseas Filipino Bank to cater to the needs of OFWs, strengthen government’s presence in the remittance market and eventually influence lower costs of bank remittance;
  • And an 8.32% increase in tourist arrivals with 5.36 million foreign-visitor arrivals from January to September 2018.
  • A positive outlook for the country from several organizations, including the Mastercard Asia-Pacific consumer confidence survey.
  • Highest optimism level for the Philippines in Asia.
  • In 2018 Henley Passport Index, where the Philippines climbed 3 places to rank 72nd.

After learning the objective facts stated above between the achievements of these two seemingly clashing Administrations, and also considering your own personal experiences and observations between these two administrations. What are your thoughts? Freely hit the comments section.


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