The Duterte Promises #3 1

The Duterte Promises #3
The Duterte Promises #3 3

REDUCE POVERTY

The Duterte Promises #3 4

A family of seven tries to fit in a small space in Lupang  Arenda in Taytay, Rizal province. 
A survey in April 2016 showed roughly 10.5 million families or 46% of those polled have rated themselves poor. 

Economic growth not trickling down to the poorest has been a constant problem in the Philippines. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

  • Create jobs for the poorest in the countryside through infrastructure and irrigation

Read: Bizmen expected more from Duterte meeting: MBC exec

  • Exempt P25,000-below monthly earners from income tax
  • Support ‘entrepreneurship’
  • Implement programs encouraging personal savings
  • Create an OFW Bank

Read: Duterte wants department, bank for OFWs

  • Improve collection while implementing simplified progressive taxation: those with more carry the bigger burden
  • Provide employment and livelihood generation programs
  • Strengthen DSWD programs
  • Optimize the Ancestral Domain Sustainable Development Protection Plans to provide income opportunities for indigenous people 
  • Make irrigation free for farmers

Read: Pinol to NIA: Resign if you don't agree with free irrigation

  • Create agri-financing reforms to expand agricultural production and rural incomes

Read: Duterte wants tax reform, 'Davao model' for economy 

  • Cut electricity costs by encouraging smart grids, small scale power generation, and household solar power generation
  • Continue to expand  the 4Ps (Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program)

Read: President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign promises #12

 



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