- It has been known that President Rodrigo Duterte promised that he would eradicate the country from crime and corruption for three to six months during his presidential campaign
- Duterte announced that he would be stricter with government agencies, particularly those corruption-ridden ones, in line with his campaign promise
- The president added his next steps on his fight against corruption, such as releasing another list of narco-officials and the country's biggest tax evaders
President Rodrigo Duterte has his eyes on two government agencies now that he admitted he is not satisfied with his fight against corruption.
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and Land Transportation Office (LTO) are infamously known for being hotbeds of corruption, and according to the president, continue to be so.
Duterte shared that the agencies still continue to do their illegal activities despite placing former General Ed Galvante in LTO and lawyer Martin Delgra in LTFRB.
The president made it known during the oath-taking ceremony of government appointees on Monday that his administration's efforts were not enough and his next plan of action is to be harsher on these government agencies.
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"I will be very, maybe, harsh – double the word – in the coming days because it seems that my appeal that this should be a clean government is not registering at all in the gray matter between the ears of some people in government," he stated.
Despite his desire to pull out all the stops in order to change the government's corrupt ways, he still has to follow due process.
"I do not want to ignore due process which I loathe to do pero apparently itong sa gobyerno mahirap tanggalin 'yung nandiyan niya. You need another generation of workers to do the job," he said.
(I do not want to ignore due process which I loathe to do but apparently this corruption in government is hard to eradicate. You need another generation of workers to do the job.)
The president has also upheld his promise with another announcement of narco-officials, which are mostly police.
It has been known that Duterte has dropped the names of narco-citizens in batches: Chinese drug lords, police generals, and officials from the government, congress, judges, and police.
(Photo credit: King Rodriguez / Presidential Photographers Division)
Next on his list are the biggest tax evaders in the country, and it has been reported that a campaign against illegal gambling will follow suit.-Kami Media