Corruption complaint? Phone President Duterte

Corruption complaint? Phone President Duterte

- Duterte plans to set up 24/7 corruption hotlines so people can report directly their complaints

-He will publicly humiliate anyone who is accused of corruption

-Public humiliation will make officials "learn" their lesson


In his Cebu thanksgiving party, President-elect Rodrigo Duterte declared that he will set up 12 hotlines where people can directly report corruption. He reiterated his plan of ridding the government of corruption, and one the ways he will do this is by giving anyone the chance to report about corruption.

"Makakatawag kayo kung sinoman (kayo)," he said. He also said that the phone lines will be open 24/7.

Subordinates can phone the line to report corrupt bosses.

"Ngayon kayong mga subordinate, kung ang inyong hepe pipilitin kayo sa pagpirma. Checker kayo o ano, tawagan n'yo ako walay seremonya, ang inyong superior gawin kong checker," he said.

Duterte minced no words in saying that he will not think twice to humiliate public corrupt government officials. According to Duterte, public humiliation is key to officials "learning" or "para magtanda".

Corruption complaint? Phone President Duterte
President-elect Duterte reiterates his stance against corruption and criminality in his Cebu thanksgiving speech.

"Para magtanda... Pahihiyain ko kayo. You better stop it because I will humiliate you. Ganun talaga gawin ko. 'Ikaw, ano ka? Maliit lang ako dito. Halika, utusan mo 'yan (corrupt official)," he said. Duterte has specifically targeted four government agencies that are highly corrupt. He named the Bureau of Internal Revenue and Bureau of Customs as the most corrupt, followed by the Department of Transportation and Communications and Department of Public Works and Highways.

He highlighted these in his over 40-minute speech. Duterte feels that the mark of a job well done as president is ridding the country of corruption, resolving criminality by killing drug pushers as much possible, and signing the peace deal with the Communist Party of the Philippines, Moro Islamic Liberation Front, and the Moro National Liberation Front. Shifting to the federal system is also in his bucket list.

"If I could talk to the [MILF, MNLF] tapos makakuha ako ng garantiya na in the meantime na magsisige pa tayong magsisikap para sa federal system, tigil muna tayo ng giyera... Kung mapaplantsa ko lang 'yan, tapos masolusyonan ko droga and corruption, OK na ako," said Duterte.




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