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President BongBong Marcos First SONA: A Summary

BongBong Marcos SONA

President Bongbong Marcos SONA: Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Romualdez Marcos, Jr., 17th President of the Republic of the Philippines’ 2022 State of the Nation Address at the Batasang Pambansa in Quezon City.

On Economy

  • Sound fiscal management
  • Increase revenue and productivity
  • PH as ‘investment destination’ eyed.
  • Imposition of tax to digital goods mentioned.
  • Tax system to be adjusted to catch up digital economy.
  • Middle-income status goal to be attained by 2024.
  • Strengthen the foreign investment act.

On Agriculture

  • Increase production next planting season.
  • Provide financial and technical aid to farmers.
  • Improve agrarian reform program.
  • Payments of land reform beneficiaries condoned.
  • Strengthen agriculture value chain.
  • Push modern technology.
  • Build farm to market roads.

On Tourism

  • Improve linkages to tourism spots.
  • Strengthen ‘PH Brand’.

On Health and Social Welfare

  • Operation centers for provision relief goods
  • Emergency shelter during calamities
  • Comprehensive assistance for individuals in crisis
  • Clean list beneficiaries
  • Specialized hospitals in regional centers
  • Improve welfare health workers

On Education

  • Face to face classes pushed.
  • K to 12 to be carefully reviewed.
  • Substandard school supplies must end.
  • STEMS subjects need to be improved.
  • Mandatory ROTC and NSTP pushed.

On Energy

  • Focus on renewable energy.
  • Traditional and renewable energy supported.
  • Nuclear power plant adherent to international standards.
  • Provide incentives to natural gas.
  • Environmental laws enforced.

On Transport

  • “Full speed ahead”.
  • Ongoing projects will not be suspended.
  • Private-public partnerships for infrastructure.
  • Railway projects encouraged.

On Digitization

  • Technological innovation improves governance.
  • National ID pushed.
  • Digitization to connect various islands.
  • Broadband ng Masa for isolated areas

On PH Territory

  • “I will not abandon one inch of PH territory”

On Priority Legislations

  • National Government’s Rightsizing Program
  • Budget Modernization Bill
  • Tax Package 3
  • Tax Package 4
  • E-Government Act
  • E-Commerce Law
  • Initiatives to distressed enterprises
  • Establishment of medical reserve corps
  • National Disease Prevention Management Authority
  • Virology Institute of the Philippines
  • Department of Water Resources
  • Unified System of Separation, Retirement, Pension
  • E-Governance act
  • National Land Use Act
  • National Defense Act
  • Mandatory ROTC and NSTP
  • Law for the natural gas industry
  • Amendments to EPIRA Act
  • Amendments to Build-Operate-Transfer Law

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