The Department of Finance (DOF) and the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) will hold a forum on Tuesday (April 18) to discuss President Duterte’s 10-point socioeconomic reform agenda and its primary objective of accelerating poverty reduction and transforming the Philippines into a high middle-income economy by 2022.
Dubbed “The Dutertenomics Forum,” the event will also showcase the government’s unprecedented infrastructure program as a tool of eradicating poverty and realizing the other goals spelled out in the President’s 10-point reform strategy.
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez III is set to deliver the keynote speech at the forum, which will be preceded by a video message from President Duterte.
The other speakers at the forum are Secretaries Ernesto Abella (Presidential Spokesperson), Ernesto Pernia (National Economic and Development Authority), Benjamin Diokno (Department of Budget and Management), Mark Villar (Department of Public Works and Highways), Arthur Tugade (Department of Transportations); president and CEO Vince Dizon (Bases Conversion and Development Authority); businessman John Gaisano; and professor Richard Heydarian.
The website www.build.gov.ph, which contains information on government infrastructure contracts as well as drone images showing the progress of big-ticket infra projects will also be launched at the forum, which will be held at the Conrad Hotel in Pasay City.