LIST: President Bongbong Marcos' accomplishments in 1st 100 days

MANILA, Philippines – President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. marked his administration's first 100 days on October 8 since he became the 17th President of the Republic of the Philippines.

President Ferdinand Marcos Jr marks his first 100 days in office
President Ferdinand Marcos Jr marks his first 100 days in office | Photo Courtesy: Facebook/ Bongbong Marcos

In a speech delivered by Marcos on Wednesday, October 5, he said he's proud that he was able to create a "functional” government composed of the "best and brightest” officials in his first 100 days in office.

Marcos also noted how he has been busy "putting out the fire" as he addressed issues on sugar and other agricultural concerns. He added how he takes pride in strengthening relations among other foreign nations and ASEAN neighbors.

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"We have been able to show that the Philippines is standing on its feet, the Philippines continues to have its aspirations and its dreams, and we are willing to do our part in making those dreams come true…Partnerships once again are going to be important, and we invite you to join us,” he said.

Meanwhile, here are some of the Marcos administration's accomplishments and notable policies.

Agriculture
  • Marcos appointed himself as Agriculture secretary
  • Rejected the controversial sugar importation in August 2022, prompting the reorganization of the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA)
  • Ordered a crackdown on sugar hoarders and smugglers
  • Imposed a one-year moratorium on the amortization and interest payments of agrarian reform beneficiaries

Peace and Order
  • Crime rate went down by 11.67% in the first 2 months of the Marcos administration, according to the Philippine National Police (PNP).
  • Ordered an inquiry on the series of abductions and kidnapping last September 2022
  • Announced in September that "War on Drugs" will continue but in "a different way"

Economy and Infrastructure
  • Vetoed a bill creating the Bulacan Airport City Special Economic Zone and Freeport due to its possible "fiscal risks"
  • Allocated P1.196 trillion for 2023 infrastructure programs

Education
  • Signed the reopening of face-to-face classes in the majority of schools nationwide

Government
  • Abolished the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) and the Office of the Cabinet Secretary
  • Vetoed the bill strengthening the Department of Justice's Office of the Government Corporate Counsel (OGCC)
  • Vetoed a bill creating a transportation safety board
  • Transferred the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)

Health and Social Policies
  • Allowed the controversial Vape Regulation Bill to lapse into law in July
  • Approved the voluntary use of face masks in outdoor settings with good ventilation
  • Ordered the "cleaning" of 4Ps beneficiary list
  • Vetoed a bill granting tax exemption on poll workers' honoraria
  • Sought to provide free train rides to students

Foreign Policies
  • Marcos and United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken reaffirmed both countries' commitment to the Mutual Defense Treaty in August 2022.
  • State visits in Indonesia and Singapore from September 4 to 7, securing P804.78 billion in investment pledges.

— Sally, The Summit Express


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