Speaker's Corner

Hon. Lord Allan Jay Q. Velasco

Marinduque, Lone District


President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, the sixteenth President of the Republic of the Philippines, is the first President from Mindanao, and the first local chief executive to get elected straight to the Office of the President. His tenure as mayor of Davao City for more than two decades saw the transformation of the city from a haven of lawlessness into one of the safest areas in Southeast Asia. President Duterte has proven that his unconventional leadership style characterized by tapang and malasakit is both pro-people and conducive to equitable and regional development. This page chronicles the significant accomplishments of the Duterte Administration for the past five (5) years, as we anticipate the last State of the Nation Address of President Duterte this 26th of July 2021.

On this site, we feature the legislative reforms and accomplishments made possible under the Duterte Administration, and the many pro-people projects and infrastructure developments initiated and completed in the legislative districts in the country.

Lahat po ito naging posible sa pamumuno ng ating Pangulo, His Excellency Rodrigo Roa Duterte!

Tunay ngang kung Duterte, posible!

Remarks of Speaker Lord Allan Jay Q. Velasco

Opening of the Third Regular Session of the Eighteenth Congress 26 July 2021

In 2016, our countrymen dared to dream of a country free from oligarchy, of towns free from crime and terrorism, of communities free of the drug menace, of interconnected towns and cities free from metropolitan congestion, and of families unshackled from entrenched poverty. Our people dared to choose an unconventional local executive as the leader of our country. We wanted ‘tapang’. We longed for ‘malasakit’. We clamored for meaningful change in our society. We saw hope in one man, Rodrigo Roa Duterte.

“Kung Duterte, Posible”

This 4 minute, 20 second video is the culmination of the campaign “Sa Lahat ng Pagbabago, Salamat Pangulo!” (A Pre-SONA Tribute by the 18th Congress) featuring the policy and legislative accomplishments of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte in the past five years.

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“Sa Lahat ng Pagbabago, Salamat Pangulo!” (A Pre-SONA Tribute by the 18th Congress)

In this video tribute, Speaker Lord Allan Velasco thanks President Rodrigo Roa Duterte for all the good things he has done for the country, particularly in the province of Marinduque.

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