- President Rodrigo Duterte spoke up anew about his “gift policy” statement for cops
- This is after he got criticized by Vice President Leni Robredo
- He slammed his fellow government official for opposing what he said
President Rodrigo Duterte once again lambasted Vice President Leni Robredo for criticizing his previous statement about policemen accepting gifts from other people.
KAMI learned that the head of state aired his strong words against the Bicolana official during the awarding of Outstanding Government Workers in Malacañang.
It can be remembered that the Vice President opposed the statement of Duterte, as she reminded cops to refrain from accepting bribes from individuals involved in cases they are handling.
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Because of this, the President took a swipe at his fellow top-rank government official, as he unhesitatingly exclaimed that Robredo does not read a book.
He also emphasized that there are exceptions in what is written in the law, especially about policemen accepting “nominal” and “out-of-gratitude” gifts.
“Kung ikaw ang Presidente ng Pilipinas, patay! You do not even read a book,” Duterte said on Robredo.
“I quoted the very words (of) anti-graft and corrupt practices. There are exemptions, nominal and I used the word nominal and out of gratitude,” he added.
In a previous article by KAMI, President Duterte already fired Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Chief Nicanr Faeldon.
Rodrigo Duterte is the current President of the Republic of the Philippines. He was elected into office in 2016 after receiving more public votes than Mar Roxas, Grace Poe, and other candidates.
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