Officials and staff of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Labor Day Sunday organized simultaneous Duterte Legacy Caravans to highlight the administration’s achievements.
DILG Secretary Eduardo Año led the activities at the Edsa People Power Monument while similar events celebrating what the agency called milestones of the Duterte administration were held in other provinces all over the Philippines.
Año said over two million Filipinos have benefitted from services offered by the different government agencies since the caravan started in October 2021.
The caravans, dubbed as “Pamana ng Pagbabago Tungo sa Ganap na Kapayapaan,” aim to showcase the government programs, projects, and activities on peace and order, infrastructure and development, and poverty alleviation as well as deliver essential government services from various services at the doorstep of communities
“Over the last six years, the Duterte administration initiated a chain of positive events in our lives by ensuring peaceful and safe communities; getting rid of illegal drugs, combatting all forms of corruption; providing proactive and efficient social services, and upholding the human rights of the people, while moving towards
post-Covid-19 economic recovery,” Año said.
He called them a legacy gift from the government of President Duterte for the Philippines and the Filipinos, including Filipino workers.
Año said the conduct of the last of the series of Duterte Legacy Caravans was perfectly timed to coincide with Labor Day to underscore the significant contributions of the labor sector to the Philippine economy and in the whole-of-nation approach to bring about real change on the ground level.
“To all the workers across the country, you have a big role to play in the gradual recovery of our economy. Thank you for your continued efforts and dedication and cooperation in and support of government programs,” he said.
The program was organized by the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict through the Philippine National Police.
He also mentioned the historic lowest crime rate being recorded during Duterte’s term, in line with the war against illegal drugs.