Popularity vs Performance: Rejoinder on Duterte’s Reform Legacy
Dr. Ronald Mendoza and Gabrielle Mendoza
In 2016, President Duterte ran on a campaign of change politics—to defend the country’s islands against interlopers, to protect communities from the scourge of drugs, to usher an era of less red-tape and more responsive public services, to run after oligarchs who captured government, and to put a stop to even a whiff of corruption in the public sector. He also topped all these ambitious promises with yet another one—to change the system of government to a federal form.
Duterte at 5:
The Duterte Administration By The Numbers
How did the Duterte administration fare in addressing the problems of the COVID-19 pandemic, poverty, and poor access to education?
In the first part of the Duterte at 5: The Duterte Administration By The Number series, Political Science Professor Carmel Abao and Sociologist and Development Studies Professor Jayeel Cornelio look into the current administration's social development efforts in the past five years.
President Rodrigo Duterte’s government ranked third among post-Martial Law administrations that passed the most number of legislations. But, did these policies truly respond to the needs of the country?
In the second part of Duterte at 5: The Duterte Administration By the Numbers series of comprehensive reports, Policy Analyst and Constitutionalist Atty. Michael Henry Yusingco discusses the different legislative reforms passed by the current administration in the past five years.
The Duterte administration reaped the economic gains from the efforts of the previous administrations. While the pandemic massively affected the country, previous studies also show that the government already failed to sustain the momentum of the country’s economic growth even before the health crisis in 2020.
In the third part of Duterte at 5: The Administration By The Numbers series of comprehensive reports, Economics Professor Philip Arnold Tuaño discusses the economic situation in the country before and during the COVID-19 pandemic, and lays down key recommendations for the final year of the Duterte administration.
President Duterte promised to end crime, corruption, and illegal drugs in the first seven months of his administration. Five years later, even he admitted that it is not possible. What went wrong?
In the fourth and last part of Duterte at 5: The Administration By the Numbers series of comprehensive reports, former Department of Education Secretary Edilberto de Jesus discusses the national security, anti-corruption, and anti-crime policies of the current administration.