Public Invitation to Respond to President-elect Duterte’s 10-Point Socioeconomic Agenda

The proposed 10-Point Socioeconomic Agenda announced by the incoming Duterte Administration emphasizes the need to maintain accelerated economic growth while ensuring that gains are broadly shared by the Filipino people. This Agenda is not a stand-alone undertaking. It is anchored on the long-term AmBisyon Natin 2040 vision and the next medium-term Philippine Development Planning cycle, both led by NEDA.

To promote consultative governance and ensure widespread democratic participation, the economic team of the new government, led by incoming Finance Secretary Carlos G. Dominguez and in strategic partnership with PAMPUBLIKO, invites you, the public, to respond to the new administration’s agenda.

A comment box appears beneath each point of the 10-Point Agenda below. Please feel free to respond to any and all points with your thoughts, policy proposals, and constructive feedback. Additionally, we encourage you to send longer policy proposals to sulongpilipinas@pampubliko.com for consideration.

For background information on the agenda, click the links below to download the presentations delivered on June 20, 2016 in Davao by the incoming Secretary of Finance, Carlos G. Dominguez, and incoming Director-General of the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) and Socio-Economic Planning Secretary, Ernesto Pernia, at the inaugural Sulong Pilipinas: Hakbang Tungo sa Kaunlaran conference. To read the outcome of the consultation with the private sector at this conference, clink the link below to download the speech of Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry President, George Barcelon, as he reports the business community’s top ten actionable recommendations to President-elect Rodrigo R. Duterte.

Progress for All - Speech of Sec. Carlos G. Dominguez (PDF)

What’s Up with the Philippine Economy? - A Presentation by Sec. Ernesto M. Pernia and Reynaldo R. Cancio (PPTX)

Sulong Pilipinas Top 10 Actionable Recommendations - PCCI MinBC (PDF)

10-Point Socioeconomic Agenda

1. Continue and maintain current macroeconomic policies, including fiscal, monetary, and trade policies

2. Progressive tax reform and better tax collection, indexing taxes to inflation -- a tax reform package will be submitted to congress by around September of this year including expanded sin taxes to include junk food

3. Increase competitiveness and the ease of doing business, including relaxing the economic provisions of the Constitution to attract foreign direct investments--except land ownership. Follow successful models used to boost business (e.g., Davao)

4. Accelerate annual infrastructure spending to account for 5% of GDP, with Public-Private Partnerships playing a key role

5. Promote rural and value chain development, including increasing agricultural and rural enterprise productivity and tourism

6. Ensure security of land tenure to encourage investments, address bottlenecks among land management and titling agencies

7. Invest in human capital development including health and education systems, and match skills and training to meet the demand of businesses and the private sector

8. Promote science, technology, and the creative arts to enhance innovation and creative capacity towards self-sustaining inclusive development

9. Improve social protection programs, including the government's Conditional Cash Transfer program

10. Step up implementation of the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Law to enable especially poor couples to make informed choices on the number of children they can adequately provide for

1. Continue and maintain current macroeconomic policies, including fiscal, monetary, and trade policies.

2. Progressive tax reform and better tax collection, indexing taxes to inflation -- a tax reform package will be submitted to congress by around September of this year including expanded sin taxes to include junk food

3. Increase competitiveness and the ease of doing business, including relaxing the economic provisions of the Constitution to attract foreign direct investments--except land ownership. Follow successful models used to boost business (e.g., Davao)

4. Accelerate annual infrastructure spending to account for 5% of GDP, with Public-Private Partnerships playing a key role

5. Promote rural and value chain development, including increasing agricultural and rural enterprise productivity and tourism

6. Ensure security of land tenure to encourage investments, address bottlenecks among land management and titling agencies

7. Invest in human capital development including health and education systems, and match skills and training to meet the demand of businesses and the private sector

8. Promote science, technology, and the creative arts to enhance innovation and creative capacity towards self-sustaining inclusive development

9. Improve social protection programs, including the government's Conditional Cash Transfer program

10. Step up implementation of the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Law to enable especially poor couples to make informed choices on the number of children they can adequately provide for

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