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Arroyo on Duterte: Awesome, bold, inspirational

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Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has nothinng but praise for his ally, President Rodrigo Duterte, in his first year in office especially his achievements in combatting illegal drugs and corruption.

In a statement, the Pampanga Rep. said: “President Rodrigo Duterte has shown awesome leadership and resolve in the many programs that he promised to do during his presidency. In his first year, he managed to institute various bold reforms against illegal drugs and corruption.”

“His Build, Build, Build initiative is commendable and is a step in the right direction towards achieving inclusive growth,” she added.

But more than his achievements, Arroyo said Duterte’s role as catalyst for change should not be overlooked.

“But more than his accomplishments in his work as president, President Duterte has achieved to inspire and unite the Filipino people towards his goal of effecting real change for the country.

I wish him success and the best of health for the rest of his term as he fulfills his mandate for the nation and for the people,” said Arroyo.