2-day ‘Legacy Summit’ wraps up Duterte admin achievements
MANILA, Philippines — One month before President Rodrigo Duterte steps down from office, members of his Cabinet and other government officials gather on Monday for a two-day summit showcasing his administration’s achievements and accomplishments that changed the lives of Filipinos.
The “Duterte Legacy Summit” at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) in Pasay City wraps up a two-year information drive by the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO), through its Office of the Global Media and Public Affairs.
The summit features some of the “realized” key campaign promises of the Duterte administration such as the Universal Health Care Law and Malasakit Center, Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education, Bangsamoro Organic Law, the anti-illegal drugs campaign and migrant workers’ protection.
“The two-day event will be our last act of thanking and recognizing the ‘tapang at malasakit’ governance of President Duterte, his Cabinet members and all public servants, which have brought impactful changes and meaningful developments to the Filipino people,” Martin Andanar, PCOO secretary and acting presidential spokesperson, said in a statement.
“This summit will also serve as a culminating activity of our Duterte Legacy campaign that promotes the landmark programs and achievements of the Duterte administration in all sectors of the community,” he added.
Some Cabinet officials will present their last reports to the public including their accomplishments, policies, and projects that improved the lives of Filipinos over the past six years. Beneficiaries of certain government projects and programs will also share their success stories and testimonials.
The Duterte administration’s six Cabinet clusters will report on their achievements in Security, Justice and Peace; Infrastructure Development; Economic Development; Climate Change Adaptation, Mitigation, and Disaster Risk Reduction; Participatory Governance; and Human Development and Poverty Reduction.
Mr. Duterte is expected to share a personal message about the summit via video, with Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea delivering the keynote speech and Cabinet Secretary Melvin Matibag giving the closing remarks.
In January 2020, the PCOO launched the Duterte Legacy campaign to highlight the administration’s accomplishments and tell the stories of those who benefited from them. As part of the campaign, the agency conducted caravans, town hall meetings in different provinces and produced short documentaries, publications, and other digital campaign materials.
Coinciding with the PICC event, Andanar will also unveil the PCOO Legacy book featuring the accomplishments and much improved operations of the agency and its attached agencies. The book also features the government’s communications and media operations to reach more Filipinos.
The PCOO and the Bureau of Communications Services will also hold a “Duterte Legacy Photo Exhibit” featuring significant and momentous events made by the administration since July 2016.
“This is our final report. This will leave a lasting and remarkable mark to the public on how the Duterte administration did its job in the name of public service,” Andanar said.
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