Dinagat Island lone district Rep. Kaka Bag-Ao gave a refined dig to President Rodrigo Duterte for failing to observe up on his promises in his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) Monday, July 24.
“Campaign commitments shouldn’t end up as unfulfilled promises,” mentioned Bag-Ao, who’s a member of the pro-administration Supermajority Bloc.
“Once this becomes the case, those at the margins—the workers fighting for security of tenure, the coconut farmers seeking their share of the coco levy fund, and many others—end up shortchanged by this government,” she underscored.
Putting an finish to contractualization or “endo” and returning the coco levy fund to farmers had been amongst populist Duterte’s promises final 12 months when he ran for the presidency. He gained by a margin of six million votes.
Duterte didn’t point out both concern throughout his two-hour SONA