Duterte provided a feeling of safety in PH -Forbes - The Daily Sentry

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Duterte provided a feeling of safety in PH -Forbes



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Amidst a number of terrified citizens, there is an overall improvement in the feeling of security among Filipinos today, as compared to how they felt way back in 2014, as reported by Forbes.

This report was based on the 2018 Global Law and Order study which revealed that the feeling of security amongst Filipinos increased to a score of 82 from 76 in 2014.

In East Asia, the overall score is 72.

The study involved 148,000 respondents from 142 countries, studying how safe the countries' citizens feel walking alone at night in the city or area where they live.

The Philippines' score, according to the Forbes article,  confirms that the campaign against illegal drugs by the a Duterte administration is working, however it has cost over 12,000 lives, mostly innocent it read, citing the Human Rights Watch.

"Besides allowing people to walk safely in the night, law and order is important for helping emerging market economies like the Philippines run smoothly and sustain economic growth. The Philippines economy grew at an annual rate of 6.8% year-on-year in the March quarter of 2018, matching China's numbers," the article read.
It noted that such progress is "well above the country's long-term growth rates."

GDP annual growth has also reached an all time high.

Citing Tradingeconomics.com, the article noted that GDP annual growth rate in the Philippines averaged 3.68% from 1982 until 2017, reaching an all-time high of 12.40% in the fourth quarter of 1988 and a record low of -10.10% in the first quarter of 1985.

This high growth made Filipinos feel better off in present times than a couple of years ago. This was a result of another Gallup survey.

The same survey found that 28 percent of Filipinos consider themselves thriving in 2017 compared to 26 percent in 2016, pushing the Philippines up a notch in the ranking of the Asia-Pacific countries.

Source: forbes.com