From Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella – On the PH 24th UN ranking in terms of access to infrastructure

We acknowledge The Asia-Pacific Countries with Special Needs Report 2017 of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) showing that the Philippines is ranked 24th out of 41 Asia and the Pacific countries in terms of access to infrastructure.

We recognize the infrastructure backlog left by previous governments, thus, at the beginning of the term of the President, the Duterte administration’s economic managers have already vowed to accelerate infrastructure investments.

Ten months after, we now have an aggressive infrastructure program, which we call Build Build Build, which aims to construct a network of roads, bridges, railways and airports to spur economic growth and lower poverty.