No. 886 Diocese of Marbel, Philippines 16 July 2016
- PRESIDENT DUTERTE’S SONA
President Rodrigo RoaDuterte delivered his First State of the Nation Address on 25 July 2016, BatasangPambansa, Quezon City.
State of the Nation: Sorry mess:
- Enormous drug trafficking;
- Massive corruption in government;
- Widespread poverty;
- Exclusive economy;
- Unpeace: terrorism, rebellion, hatred;
- Continuing environmental degradation;
- Inefficient and ineffective delivery of social services.
Analysis – Why?
“Without pointing any finger”, Pres. Duterte emphasized, “the cause of the cause is the cause of all” (In Latin, “causa causaeest causa causatae” D.G.). CORRUPT AND INEFFICIENT GOVERNANCE!
What to do? Policies, Plans, Programs, and Projects
- Unrelentless campaign against illegal drug trafficking: drug lords, producers, pushers, users. Rehabilitate the users; arrest, try, convict, and jail pushers, producers and drug lords; shoot if they fight. However, the “BIG FISH” are outside the country. Enormous problem necessitates everyone’s cooperation.
- Duterte’s government will be clean. Complaints against abusive, corrupt government officials can be brought to the President provided it is reasonable. President Duterte has just signed the Freedom of Information; valid for the Executive branch only. Those who cause the sorry mess of the nation will be charged, tried, and, if [proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt, imprisoned.
- Plans for poverty alleviation/reduction of poverty incidence are being designed. The objective is for the poor to become self-sufficient. Trainings and funds for livelihood projects will be provided.
- Relaxation on economic restrictions. Investors welcomed. Industrialization, a must. Personal and corporate taxes to be lowered. Processing of business permits will take, at most, three days. Government will overspend to trigger economic growth. Railroads in Mindanao and Panay Clark as another international airport with fast train looking Clark to Manila. Rehabilitate MRT and LRT. Emergency power to solve the traffic problem.
- Peace and order. “If we can’t, as yet, love one another, then, in God’s name, let us not hate each other too much.”
“There is no separation between God and the State.”
Unilateral ceasefire with CPD/NDF/NPA immediately. Dialogue is the path to peace. No benefit from killing one another. We want the peace of the living; not the peace of the dead.
Full force of AFP against the A BU SAYAFF to be used.
Urged Congress to pass the BBL, minus the anti-constitutional provisions. Asked Muslims to respect ownership of lands legally acquired.
Exhorted Lumads in evacuation center to return to their ancestral lands. No more harassment from any government functionary. IPRA and NCIP are tools you can use to make your lands productive. Government will help you, help yourselves.
Radio Station in Davao City for Muslim and Lumads to be established to promote peace and development.
- Environmental Protection
DENR Sec. Gina Lopez was instructed to review mining applications. If warranted; amend, suspend or even revoke! Businessmen need not fear; obey the laws, pay taxes and follow standards.
Laguna de Bay to be developed to benefit the poor fishermen.
- Improve DSWD’s performance. The very poor will receive a monthly subsidy of one sack of rice per family. Alternative learning will be encouraged a universal health insurance to be attached to Philhealth. Upgrade government hospitals: more and better health personnel, facilities and equipments.
- Massive education on federalism. Parliament with a President. French model.
- Full implementation of RH Law.
After six years: JUST AND LASTING PEACE FOR ALL!
Length of address: 1:32.31 (hours, minutes, seconds – my own computation)
Applauses: 83 (my computation)
Very substantial, relevant, tiring. With laughters.
- CONGREGATION OF THE DISCIPLES OF ST. THERESE OF INFANT JESUS
SitioNopol Cor. Mabuhay Road, Brgy. Conel, General Santos City
Mobile #: 09475000236(Smart); 09333397709 (Sun)
Sr. Ma. Guillerma D. Doyac, dst – Silway, GSC
Sr. Maynor A. Cabral, dst – Community-in-charge
Sr. Ma. Salome F. Farofaldane, dst- Lake Sebu
Sr. Ma. Felisa V. Magnaye, dst – Lipa City
Sr. Ma. Cecilia F. Tayo, dst – Jaro, Iloilo
Sr. Ma. Emelyn F. Varon, dst – Pigkawaya, N. Cot.
Sr. Ma. Cecile M. Vallejo, dst – Surigao Sur (Limgig)
Sr. Ma. Shiela Mae N. Corpuz, dst- Tacurong City
Sr. Ma. Fedila A. Millanas, dst – Calumpang, GSC
Sr. Ma. Dicky P. Magno, dst – Apopong, GSC
Sr. Ma. Floramie B. Ramos, dst – Silway, GSC
- CONGREGATION OF THE DOMINICAN SISTERS OF SIENA (OP SIENA)
Sta. Catalina Convent
Lagao, Gen. Santos City
- Gloria T. Mancho, OP
- Dolores Clarete, OP
- JenenAmpoyas, OP
Min. Reg. Vocation Promoter
MOTHER FRANCISCA SPIRITUALITY CENTER
Lagao, 9500 Gen. Santos City
- LuzminOani, OP
- NelitaSumagaysay, OP
- Luisa Dandoy, OP
NOTRE DAME SIENA COLLEGE OF GENERAL SANTOS CITY
San Isidro, Lagao, Gen. Santos City
- Evelyn Saligan, OP
- Michaela Bernardo, OP
- Mailyn Bolivar, OP
- Tessie Tomas, OP
NOTRE DAME SIENA COLLEGE OF POLOMOLOK
Polomolok, South Cotabato
- SelditaTiorosio, OP
- ConstantinaCagande, OP
- Gina Galang, OP
- AscencionDomugho, OP
- Lorna Fabillar, OP
NOTRE DAME SCHOOL OF MARBEL
Koronadal City, So. Cotabato
- Alfonsa Villanueva, OP
- Priscilla Ochoa, OP
- Soledad, de la Cruz, OP
- Corazon Jaso, OP
- ErlindaMuring, OP
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