Duterte hopes people's trust in gov't will rise due to innovations

Published May 22, 2022, 3:38 PM

by Argyll Cyrus Geducos

As the administration carried on with its efforts to improve government services, President Duterte expressed hopes that the technological innovations in the delivery of services would make Filipinos trust the government anew.

President Duterte delivers his speech during the launching of the Philippine Postal Corp.’s (PHLPost) Digital Innovation and Modernization at the Central Post Office Building in Manila on May 19, 2022. TOTO LOZANO/ PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

In his speech during the launch of the Digital Innovation and Modernization of the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) on May 19, the President noted how several Filipinos have bad experiences with the post office.

“Many years ago, the complaint of the public was that fundamentally ‘yung mga packages nila nabuksan, nawala (their packages were either opened or missing), all sorts of you know things that would make a person unhappy,” he said.

“The usual complaint that would make a Filipino disgusted with government,” he added.

With these incidents in mind, the President hoped that the innovations his administration strived to achieve over the past six years would restore the people’s trust in government, particularly the Post Office.

“I hope that these innovations, digital and all, will bring back the integrity of the Post Office,” he said.

According to Duterte, his administration has introduced reforms to further empower government instrumentalities in ensuring the seamless delivery of essential services to build a more inclusive and sustainable Philippines.

He hoped that his successor would carry on his administration’s reforms.

“I hope that you will constantly explore innovations and strategies that will further streamline, develop, and improve government services to the people for greater efficiency,” Duterte said.