While many pundits remain pre-occupied on criticizing the government's campaign against illegal drugs, the country's economy continues to perform well, following the government's strong efforts to invest adequately on infrastructure, institute tax reform, and strengthen Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
Prior to being elected as the Chief Executive of our country, President Duterte served as Mayor of Davao City for more than two decades. He first came into office during the late 1980's, at a time when Mindanao was dealing with serious peace and order issues, and Davao City was not what it is now, the center of business and commerce in the island, and one of the most orderly cities in the country. Except for brief stints in Congress and as Vice Mayor to his daughter, current Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte-Carpio, the President, backed up with his experience as a lawyer and banking on the need to make his city survive, successfully steered Davao City into what it is today.
But can our country really afford creating an additional layer of bureaucracy?
Are our teachers lacking financial literacy?
"Any call for a people's initiative towards systemic change should emanate from individual reflection, introspection, and transformation."
"Yes, it is possible to have intelligently and properly planned holidays, and class and work suspensions."