Gov’t to present ‘final report’ on Duterte legacy

The outgoing Duterte administration will highlight its legacy in a two-day summit scheduled a month before the end of President Rodrigo Duterte’s term on 30 June.,The Presidential Communications Operations Office will mount the Duterte Legacy Summit from 30 to 31 May at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City to cite the government’s achievements.,“The two-day event will be our last act of thanking and recognizing the ‘Tapang at Malasakit’ governance of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, his Cabinet members, and all public servants who have brought impactful changes and meaningful developments to the Filipino people,” acting presidential spokesperson and PCOO chief Secretary Martin Andanar was quoted as saying in a news release.,President Duterte will share a personal message about the summit via video.,Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea will deliver the keynote speech, and Cabinet Secretary Melvin Matibag will give the closing remarks.,Cabinet officials will report to the public their accomplishments, policies, and projects, according to the PCOO. Beneficiaries of government projects will also share the impact of the said programs in their lives.,“It is our final report. This will leave a lasting and remarkable mark to the public on how the Duterte administration did its job in the name of public service,” Andanar said.,Officials will hold a media briefing after the summit.,The PCOO and the Bureau of Communications Services will put up a Duterte Legacy photo exhibit to feature significant events under the administration since July 2016.,Andanar said he would also unveil the PCOO Legacy book featuring the accomplishments of his office and attached agencies.,Duterte’s term ends on 30 June. He will return to his private life in his hometown Davao City after a six-year term.,The Duterte government is significant for its tough-on-crime agenda and record-high national debt incurred amid the coronavirus pandemic.,The popular Philippine leader will bow out of the office without fulfilling his campaign promise of eradicating the illegal drug trade and the decades-old insurgency.,The President also missed his campaign promise of pushing for the shift to federalism and ending labor contractualization, which disappointed advocates and even some of his staunchest supporters.