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Eradication of crimes within 3-6 months, peace talks with terrorists, lower income tax, elimination of contractualization; there are just some of the promises that the Duterte Administration is yet to fulfill in his term as he take an oath today, June 30, 2016, as the 16th President of the Republic of the Philippines.
But furthermore, Duterte's administration also pushes for other things like extending the validity of passports and licenses. Currently, the Philippine passport is valid for 5 years, and the new administration is pushing for 10 years. But the Department of Foreign Affairs says that there is a need to revise some law provision to do this. It will also incur additional charges for it as from 40 pages they can make it to 60 pages. The Incoming Budget Secretary Diokno, agree to lengthen the passport validity as some foreign visa are valid for 10 years.
They also target to lengthen the validity of Driver's License from 3 to 5 years, NBI clearance validity, and eliminate expiration of Birth Certificate. This all to lessen the hassle of people lining up every time.
They also wishes to push through with the free wi-fi. According to Information and Communications Technology Office, 93% of the country can connect to this free wi-fi at the end of the year.
According to the new President, he wants to serve the Filipino better even through these little improvements.