WATCH: Documentary on President Duterte’s #50FirstDays

MANILA, Philippines- In celebration of President Rodrigo Duterte’s first 50 days in the office, the Presidential Communications Office (PCO) on Thursday, August 18, has launched a documentary highlighting the 71-year-old Chief Executive’s initial achievements  during his early days in power.

Titled “#50FirstDays”, the documentary was launched during the program at Ateneo de Davao. PCO hopes that the documentary will inspire every Filipino to become the government’s partner for change.


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PCO Secretary Martin Andanar cited several accomplishments of the President particularly the mass surrender of drug personalities to authorities and decline in crime volume in July in a list he released to the media.

Here are some of the accomplishments of the Duterte administration:

  1. Implementation of the FOI in the executive branch
  2. Creation of one-stop-shop for overseas Pinoy workers
  3. Campaign against contractual employment
  4. Continuation of peace talks with Muslim and leftist revels
  5. Appointment of leftists to Cabinet positions
  6. Establishment of emergency and citizens’ complaint hotlines
  7. Changing New Bilibid Prison’s administration
  8. Obtaining $2.4 billion railway grant from Japan
  9. Hosting the upcoming Miss Universe Pageant in 2017
  10. Increasing allowance for Filipino athletes in the Olympics
  11. Planned creation of task force for media killings
  12. Achieving robust stock market
  13. Reopening of the Malacañang of the South in Panacanan in Davao City
  14. Opening the Department of Agrarian Reform to farmers

But like previous administrations, Duterte’s first few weeks in power was hounded by issues and controversies including allegations of extrajudicial killings, his decision to allow the burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani, and his latest word-war with Senator Leila de Lima.

Watch Duterte’s #50FirstDays

PCO Launches Duterte Taboid

The first edition of the free “Mula Sa Masa, Para Sa Masa” tabloid, covering the dates August 19-31, 2016, was unveiled on public by PCO Secretary Andanar on Thursday, August 18. Aside from news, it will also cover entertainment stories.

An online version of the tabloid called “News for Change” will be launched within three weeks.