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Prez Duterte promises to target all corrupt officials, even appointees

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Malacanang Presidential Palace/Handout via Reuters
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Malacanang Presidential Palace/Handout via Reuters

President Rodrigo ‘Digong’ Duterte promised that he is actively fighting corruption in the government.

According to Duterte, he targets to lessen or end corruption in the government.

Duterte said that his anti-corruption drive is relentless, and even members of the Presidential Cabinet are also affected.

“I think what really pulled us down all throughout the years is corruption in government. Iyan ang gusto kong mawala.” Duterte said regarding anti-corruption. “Yung iba talaga diyan magnanakaw. I formed a Cabinet. One month after I fired a director, I fired a Cabinet member.”

The President asked that the public help him in ending corruption and not allow government people to extort money for a transaction.

“Alam ninyo, hindi ko kaya talaga ako lang. Ang makahinto ng corruption sa gobyerno kayo lang.” Duterte appealed to the public.

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