Duterte: Infrastructure President
RATHER than Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno’s answers (published here yesterday) to the questions I had raised in my January 7 column over allegations of corruption in the budget allocations for infrastructure, what impressed me more in his letter were the figures he presented that compared this administration’s outlays for infrastructure to those of previous governments.
I hadn’t seen such data, and it would have taken a lot of research time on my part to get and organize the data myself.
The data incontrovertibly prove that President Duterte is emerging, quite unexpectedly, as the country’s “Infrastructure President.” Hopefully, he will preside over a golden era of infrastructure development in our country.
I reproduce Diokno’s charts here, which, unfortunately, were not too well-presented in yesterday’s paper.