Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte set aside only 200 billion pesos in the budget to fight Covid-19. Photo: EPA-EFE
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte set aside only 200 billion pesos in the budget to fight Covid-19. Photo: EPA-EFE

In Duterte’s budget for Philippines, critics see skewed priorities and a Covid-19 shortfall

  • The lion’s share of the US$93.7 billion budget is going to ministries and infrastructure projects, with only 4 per cent targeted to fight Covid-19
  • Analysts say Duterte is seeking to burnish his legacy through the infrastructure projects, while trying to help get his daughter elected as the next president

Topic |   Rodrigo Duterte
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte set aside only 200 billion pesos in the budget to fight Covid-19. Photo: EPA-EFE
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte set aside only 200 billion pesos in the budget to fight Covid-19. Photo: EPA-EFE
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