Presumptive president Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte warns allegedly corrupt and incompetent government agencies and their officials on Monday, May 23.
Rodrigo Duterte said that the three (3) most corrupt government agencies are the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Bureau of Customs (BOC), and Land Transportation Office (LTO).
He said that it is better for him to abolish said bureaus to end their alleged corruption.
"I'm very sorry pero sabihin ko sa inyo, isa sa pinaka-corrupt na agency ang BIR, Customs, LTO -- iyang tatlong iyan. I-abolish ko na lang para wala na," Duterte said. (I'm very sorry but I'm telling you, the most corrupt agencies are BIR, Customs, LTO -- that three. I will abolish them so they would stop.)
The tough-talking, crime busting Davao City Mayor also slammed the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), claiming that the office cannot fight against illegal drugs for the reason that its very own officials are engaged in narcotics trade.
He gave his thoughts regarding a certain powerful officer in PDEA who needs to be fired from the agency because of alleged engagements with drug syndicates.
The mayor added that he is to order the military to take control over PDEA once he officially sits as president.
According to him, the military will be ordered to head the Bureau of Immigration (BI), and the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor), under which the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) belong.
"Huwag kayong magkamali d'yan kung naaawa kayo sa sarili n'yo. P***** *** mamamatay kayo d'yan," Duterte said, warning local government officials who are in any way connected in the use, spread, or distribution of illegal drugs. (Do not make a mistake if you pity yourself. You will all die.)
Meanwhile, Duterte told the public in an interview that he is open to consider allowing marijuana for medical purposes.
He was crystal clear when he said that he will not condemn the use of marijuana for purposes other than medical and that people who use marijuana, for any reason other than that which is allowed, will be dealt with in accordance to the provision of the law.
“Medical marijuana, yes, because it is really an ingredient of modern medicine now,” he said.
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