Duterte to corrupt officials during crisis: Sisipain, ikukulong ko kayo!

Duterte to corrupt officials during crisis: Sisipain, ikukulong ko kayo!

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte warned government officials committing abuses and misdeeds under the current emergency situation may land in detention or face suspension.

As the country confronts the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Duterte tasked local chief executives and village chiefs to distribute money and relief goods.

“Pero talagang ‘pag nagkamali kayo dito, hindi ko kayo palusutin. I will see to it even tomorrow, if I discover some embezzlements, some hoarding there, at dina-divert ‘yung pagkain sa mga tao na dapat hindi sa kanila, you better think,” the President warned officials during his address to the nation.

“I am not a cruel man. Pero kung may report ang pulis, I will order your detention hanggang matapos itong COVID-19.”

The President told the officials to avoid corruption and not to politicize the situation. “People sometimes think that they own whatever they receive from government. This is not yours, neither is it mine.”

“Pero kung mamulitika ka tapos mabalitaan ko na ‘yan ang nagawa mo, I will suspend you ora mismo. And for those who are really absconding the money, I will detain you,” the President said.

Allaying public fears, he told the Filipino people that the government has the resources to address the current health emergency.

The government also accepts donations and contributions and an office audits and accounts all the assistance to maintain procedural integrity.




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