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• Do not dwell on the past mistakes
• God and the State are not separate from each other
• Counter-terrorism laws must be strengthened
• Human rights must serve to boost human dignity, but cannot be an excuse in destroying the country
• Grievances by the Bangsamoro indigenous peoples must be robustly attended to
• Announcement of government’s unilateral declaration of ceasefire with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF), effective immediately
• Reduce personal and corporate income tax rates, establish a more equitable tax system
• The “Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act” (RH Law) must be enforced fully
• Strictly enforce laws against illegal fishing
• Speed up processing of permits and licenses, create a hotline on corruption
• Extend validity of driver’s licenses, passports
• Increase train speeds, number of running trains
• Realize rail projects in Metro Manila, and the Mindanao Rail Project
• Sangley Point: An alternative to the Ninoy Aquino International Airport
• Department of Environment and Natural Resources instructed to review various logging and mining projects
• Mining firms must comply with government standards, preserve the environment
• The existing public broadcasting service will be uplifted to international standards
• Creation of a task force on media killings; bona fide media serving as a partner for change
• Pass a Whistleblower Protection Law
• Addition of lawyers working at the Public Attorney’s Office
• Correct “historical injustice” in Mindanao
• Boost Internet speeds in the country; establish free WiFi services in select public places
• Intensify war vs. human traffickers
• Establish an agency catered to overseas Filipinos
• Warning vs. involvement in illegal drugs: a spike in numbers of drug arrests, surrenderees
• No demolition must take place without establishing relocation site/s
• Vigorously implement the Magna Carta of Women

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