Ever since President Rodrigo Duterte stepped in office, his name has always been in the headlines, often in a negative light. However, many of his supporters maintained that the President has been true to his promise of ‘change’ and has done a lot since.
One of these improvements are infrastructure developments in Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-tawi. DPWH-ARMM started different projects in the said provinces, but were left unfinished. But in line with Duterte’s directive to hasten contruction, more improvements took place. More than 35 bridges were added, 45 ports are now in operation and projects like shore protection, drainages, flood control and water systems have been taken care of.
The projects were estimated to be worth of P10-billion and was initiated by the previous administration under President Aquino. But President Duterte aims to finish the projects as soon as possible to avoid long-term delays.
Many supporters noted how mainstream media failed to cover these stories which speaks highly of President Duterte’s commitment to change.
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