BANGSAMORO. By giving representation to indigenous peoples, women, children, and sultanates, and key stakeholders in the drafting of the Bangsa[moro] Basic Law, we ensure a Bangsamoro government that truly reflects the aspirations of our Muslim brothers and sisters as well as our indigenous brethren.
DEATH PENALTY. I therefore ask Congress to act on all pending legislations to reimpose the death penalty on heinous crimes— especially on the trafficking of illegal drugs. Capital punishment is not only about deterrence. It is also about retribution. Make no mistake about that.
WOMEN’S RIGHTS. I would like to reiterate my personal and this administration’s commitment to fully implement the Magna Carta of Women to the barangay level tapos na ito. To this effect, an executive order will be issued to local government units institutionalizing gender and development programs and services.
GOOD GOVERNANCE. Let the dismissal of several high-ranking officials—whom I myself appointed serve as a warning to all that I will never back down on my commitment to cleanse this government and corporation.
TERRORISM. To decisively address insurgency and terrorism, we are working doubly hard towards (achieving) a stronger and more credible national defense system for the country. We continue to strengthen the defense capability of the AFP as a deterrence against terrorists, lawless elements, and other threats.
SMOKING BAN. I have signed Executive Order No. 26 imposing a ban on smoking in public places to mitigate its consequences. We want to minimize access
to tobacco products, and provide a more supportive environment for those who are attempting to quit tobacco use.
EFFICIENT PUBLIC SERVICE. Now ito ang deal ko sa public. There is the 8888, I cannot stop corruption and wrongdoings if you do not cooperate. You text me. Libre iyan: 8888. You name the public official. Name his sins in that bulletin and I will take it from there. Do not be afraid about libel. I will take care of that.
FOREIGN RELATIONS. As an independent nation, we will uphold and promote our national interests in the international community. We will strengthen and seek partnership with those who share our values. We will engage nations with full respect for the rule of law, sovereign equality, and again, non-interference. These are the principles that we are upholding as we advance to this year for the meeting as the chair of the ASEAN.
MARTIAL LAW. I declared Martial Law in Mindanao because I believed that that was the fastest way to quell the rebellion at the least cost of lives and properties.
WAR ON ILLEGAL DRUGS. The fight will be unremitting as it will be unrelenting. Despite international and local pressures, the fight will not stop until those who deal in it understand that they have to cease, they have to stop because the alternatives are either jail or hell.
MINING. To our employees and officials of the LGUs tasked with monitoring these mining operations within their territorial jurisdictions, do your job without fear or favor. I [hold] you absolutely responsible for any misdeed or failure [by] the mining entities to comply—do not comply or comply with the guidelines, rules and regulations governing mining operations and activities within your area of responsibility. I mean it. Do not try to test my resolve.
FOOD SECURITY. I am appealing to all our legislators to immediately pass the National Land Use Act, or NALUA, to ensure the rational and sustainable use of our land and our physical resources, given the competing needs of food security, housing, businesses, and environmental conservation.
INFRASTRUCTURE. We will make the next few years the Golden Age of Infrastructure in the Philippines to enhance our mobility and connectivity, and thereby spur development growth equitable in the country. In other words, we are going to build, build, and build.