Senator Ping Lacson and his list of President Rodrigo Duterte’s 7 wonders for the Philippines - The Daily Sentry

Monday, July 23, 2018

Senator Ping Lacson and his list of President Rodrigo Duterte’s 7 wonders for the Philippines

Senator Ping Lacson and President Rodrigo Duterte. Image credit to Daily News PH
Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson just listed down seven (7) of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s achievements for the past year. He believes that these 7 wonders would be mentioned by the President during his State of the Nation Address.

Duterte’s 7 Wonders for the Philippines

1.) Liberating Marawi

Duterte’s most notable achievement was being able to fully liberate Marawi City from the clutches of the ISIS-aligned Maute Group.
Marawi Liberated. Image credit to The Volatilian
2.) Bringing Boracay back to life

Sometimes the unfavorable things have the best long-term consequences, and this exactly is what happened with Boracay Island in which the President closed on April 26 for rehabilitation purposes since the water has been contaminated with sewage from the not-so-eco-loving business and resort owners.
President Rodrigo Duterte and Boracay beach. Image credit to Daily Express

3.) Mighty Corporation pays their over 30-billion peso taxes and respects

After strong-arming the tobacco giant Mighty Corporation, Duterte made them pay the taxes they evaded through counterfeit tax stamps that amounted to 37.88-billion pesos!
Image credit to Bombo Radyo
4.) PAL pays their 6-billion peso debt

Duterte also strong-armed Philippine Airlines (PAL) on October 6, 2017 after not paying debt which amounted to 6-billion pesos!

With such an amount, Duterte had no choice but to close the Terminal Two of Manila International Airport if the airline didn’t pay up within 10 days. Thankfully they did.
President Rodrigo Duterte with Lucio Tan after Philippine Airlines. Image credit to GMA Network

5.) Prieto and Rufino families let go of the Mile Long Property

The owners of the anti-government newspaper, Philippine Daily Inquirer felt truly threatened after the President strong-armed them too to vacate the Mile Long Property that was supposedly leased to them from 1982-2002, but ‘twas 2017 and they still reside in it.

Thus Duterte gave them the chance to be sued for “economic sabotage” and the ability to experience prison like true criminals since post bail will not be allowed.
Duterte he launched fresh tirades at the Prieto and Rufino families, owner of Sunvar Realty Development Corporation and Philippine Daily Inquirer. Image credit to PhilNews.XYZ
6.) Bangsa Moro Organic Law passes the House of Representatives

The bill known as the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (OLBARMM) would serve as the foundation of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region which would replace the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) President Rodrigo Duterte poses with Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza, Al-Hajj Murad Ebrahim (2nd left). Image credit to ABS-CBN
This law would give the people of Bangsa Moro the ability to govern without external puppetry, which is technically a parliamentary-democratic system which is led by a Chief Minister, thus giving rights to the Muslims that have been fighting so long for their right to rule.
President Rodrigo Duterte and Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno. Image credit
7.) Chief Justice ironically brought to justice through Solicitor General’s efforts

Apparently it isn’t a good year for former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno after she was ousted by 8 of her own Associate Justices through the efforts of Solicitor General Jose Calida who filed a quo-warranto petition against the undeserving and underperforming Chief Justice.

In totality, it seems that Ping Lacson is a dire fan of the President, being able to keep track of a huge number of his major achievements and wonders. With the Third SONA ended, people must wonder what the President has instilled for the future since development and change truly is on its way.


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