Pres. Duterte Yearend Report 2017 Showcase Achievements on War Against Drugs, Criminality & Corruptions

The seat of government in the Philippines, the Malacañang Palace released the Yearend Report of Pres. Rody Duterte as they showcased the achievements of the President in the country's War Against Illegal Drugs, Criminality and Corruptions.

Malacañang assured Filipinos that the government under the leadership of Pres. Rody Duterte is committed to eliminate illegal drugs, criminality, and corruption in government through "crucial reforms" instituted by the administration.

The 63-page yearend report was released on Tuesday, Pres. Duterte and his administration would "act in urgency" to give "the Filipino people a safe, secure, and comfortable environment through his key platforms of providing law and order, lasting peace, and prosperity for all."

In the controversial war against illegal drugs of the Duterte admin, Malacañang said that combined data from the PNP, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), and the Bureau of Customs (BOC), showed that 1,308,078 drug addicts have surrendered to the government as of July 26, 2017; while authorities have arrested 118,287 individual as of November 27, 2017 during 79,193 anti-drug operations in the same period.

The report also said that authorities have seized illegal substances worth P18.92 billion; and 4,747 barangays have been declared drug-free as of November 27, 2017.

For the government's war against criminality, the PNP reported that there was a decrease of 8.44 percent in the total crime volume nationwide from 493, 912 reported crimes in October 2016 to 452, 204 in October 2017 and also noted that there is a decrease in index crime at 20.56 percent.

The PNP also added that there was also a decrease in robbery incidents by 23.61 percent from 18, 259 in October 2016 to 13, 948 in October 2017. The Duterte admin also reported that a total of 426 policemen have been recommended for dismissal. Two police generals - Chief Supt. Edgardo Tinio and Chief Supt. Joel Pagdilao - were also dismissed from service on October 5, 2017 due to drug-related charges.

In the War Against Corruption the Duterte administration launched the Freedom of Information (FOI) program in the executive branch on November 25, 2016 along with its online portal, eFOI. The FOI platform now has 217 participating agencies.

Pres. Duterte also launched its Citizens' Complaint Hotline 8888 during the first few months of the Duterte administration.

Malacañang said 87 percent of the complaints had been resolved while 27,000 of the 31,000 complaints have been referred to the concerned agencies as of June 30, 2017.

In the yearend report, Malacañang urged Filipinos to “help the current administration lay down the foundation of a peaceful and prosperous Philippines that we all deserve.”

“The Duterte administration has accomplished much in its first year in office in 2017.  The President’s decisive leadership, plus the strong collaboration among various government agencies, has resulted in the attainment of many of the priorities set out by the national government in the last twelve months,” the report stated.

Source: PNA

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