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Duterte Year 2: Duterte has no plans of staying in Malacanang beyond 2022

Duterte Year 2: Duterte has no plans of staying in Malacanang beyond 2022

MANILA — Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on cited the significant progress made in efforts to provide Filipinos with a more comfortable life President Rodrigo Duterte marks his second year in office.

“We have seen numerous infra and economic development projects, laws signed and implemented and social welfare, health and education programs put into place in the last two years,” Go said in a statement sent to media.

“This is a testament of what President Duterte clearly wants for the country and for the Filipinos,” he added.

Duterte has signed and implemented a number of laws such as the act securing rights of persons with mental health needs, a law requiring stricter penalties for hospitals demanding deposits, a law providing free tuition in state universities and colleges, a law speeding up government transaction processes, a law providing free irrigation, and laws extending passport and driver’s license validity, among others.

Go said the President has no plans of extending his term after 2022 and will not pressure Congress to pass laws that may allow an extension.

“We don’t have ambitions of clinging to power, neither will we push for laws that would result to such,” Go said.

Opposition lawmakers have expressed concern that Duterte’s push to shift to a federal system of government might allow a term extension.

Duterte himself said he would even step down earlier as long as both federalism and the Bangsamoro Basic Law are in place. (PNA)

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