Comfortable life for all Pinoys - Duterte's top priority

Comfortable life for all Pinoys - Duterte's top priority

The target will be to lower the poverty incidence to 14 percent by the end of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s term, but at the current  development it is "possible for poverty incidence to further drop to "10 to 12 percent" by 2022significantly higher than that of projected.

Barely two years to go before Duterte ends his six year term, his administration is on full steam ahead in making sure that he can giving all Filipinos as promised during the campaign a “comfortable life.”

Weeks ago the President made sure the two giant water concessionaires feels his brunt when he found out the Filipino people is at the disadvantage by the water concessions agreement entered into with government.

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte

He just signed the Magna Carta of the Poor geared to alleviate poverty among the citizenry.

As per data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed that some 5.9 million Filipinos were pulled out of poverty in 2018, as poverty incidence fell to 16.6 percent from 23.3 percent in 2015.

“With the continued adoption of the DutertEnomics and socio-economic reforms, the poverty rate will be continuously reduced,” Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar said

The Magna Carta of the Poor (Republic Act No. 11291), signed on April 12 mandates the State "to adopt an area-based, sectoral and focused intervention to poverty alleviation where every poor Filipino must be empowered to meet the minimum basic need through the partnership of the Government and the basic sectors".

The President also signed last April 17, institutionalizing the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) (R.A. No. 11310), the national poverty reduction strategy and human capital investment program that provides conditional cash transfer to poor households for a maximum period of seven years to improve the health, nutrition and education aspects of their lives.

Pres. Duterte signed the Universal Healthcare Act of 2019 (R.A. 11223) which automatically enrolls all Filipinos under the government’s health insurance program.

Maternity leave of female workers in the country was also extended from 60 to 105 days with full pay as mandated by (R.A. 11210) “All working mothers in the government and private sector are guaranteed with 105 days of paid maternity leave credits, with 7 days transferable to fathers while an additional 15 days of paid leave will be granted to single mothers, according to the law.

Malasakit Centers (Malasakit Center Law (R.A. 11463) was signed also into law, which expands the accessibility to the government’s medical and financial healthcare services’ through the Malasakit Centers, that will be built in all public hospitals in the country.

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Report from PNA

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