Dalawang magkaibang okasyon ang dinaluhan nina Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte at Kuya Bong Go sa Tanza, Cavite ngayong araw, November 22.
Sa unang okasyon kung saan inagurahan ang Cavite Gateway Terminal (CGT), hinimok ni Tatay Digong ang mga dumalo na suportahan si Kuya Bong sa kandidatura nito bilang senador. Pinasalamatan at kinomendahan din nito ang mga masisipag nating manggagawa sa kanilang pagtatayo sa CGT na itinuturing na kauna-unahang container barge port terminal sa bansa.
Sinabi rin nito na hindi niya tinotolerate ang korupsyon at patunay dito ang nangyari sa Nayong Filipino kung saan napakaraming opisyal ang sinibak nito dahil sa katiwalian. Winarningan din ni Tatay Digong ang mga pulis na lumalabag sa batas. Aniya, sisibakin din niya ang mga pulis na mapapatunayang lumalabag sa batas na dapat nilang pinorotektahan.
Dumalo rin ang dalawa sa ika-35 na anibersaryo ng Army Reserve Command na ginanap sa Camp General Mariano Riego de Dios kung saan sinabi ni Tatay Digong sa mga sundalo na maging responsable sa tungkulin at mapagmatyag sa kanilang kapaligiran. Pinaaalalahanan din ni Tatay Digong ang mga ito na ang kanilang katapatan ay dapat sa watawat ng Pilipinas at huwag maging abusado ng batas.
Alam ni Tatay Digong, Kuya Bong at ng buong sambayanan ang sakripisyo ng kasundaluhan na ginagawa para sa bansa. Patuloy po sana nating suportahan sina Tatay Digong at Kuya Bong na walang ibang hangad kundi magbigay ng serbisyong TATAK DUTERTE sa lahat ng Pilipino!
MANILA, Philippines — Former presidential assistant Christopher “Bong” Go landed in eighth place in the nationwide survey of senatorial candidates as revealed by dzRH radio yesterday.
Go’s rank comes just a little over a month after he filed his candidacy, and barely a year after he was mentioned by President Duterte as a possible Senate candidate.
Go now emerges as one of the fastest rising senatorial candidates in the country.
The survey data, according to dzRH, the flagship station of the Manila Broadcasting Co. (MBC), was gathered through face-to-face interviews conducted on Nov. 17 with 7,450 respondents – a sample that is statistically representative of voters in Metro Manila and 73 provinces nationwide with an error-margin of +/- 1.14 percent.
Other candidates sharing the top-8 spot include Sen. Cynthia Villar, who emerged as the early leader with 61.8 percent, followed by former senator Lito Lapid with 50.3 percent. Clustered together in third to sixth spots are Sen. Grace Poe-Llamanzares, Taguig City Rep. Pia Cayetano, Sen. Nancy Binay and former senator Ramon Revilla Jr.
Vying for seventh to 11th spots are former senator Jinggoy Estrada, Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III, former senator Sergio Osmeña III, and retired National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa.
Go is among the first timers who pledged to push for a real and genuine change in the Senate.
MANILA, Philippines — President Duterte is not yet done with his firing spree and the latest to get the boot is Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) secretary-general Falconi Millar because of alleged irregularities in the agency.
Presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo told “The Chiefs” on Cignal TV’s One News yesterday about Millar’s sacking. In a statement released after his interview in the talk show, he said Millar’s dismissal was proof that no one would be spared from Duterte’s anti-corruption campaign.
“There are no sacred cows in the administration, especially in its drive against corruption. As the President said, he will not tolerate even a whiff of corruption in the executive branch of government,” Panelo said. “The President’s order takes effect immediately.”
The HUDCC has a council headed by its chairman Eduardo del Rosario, a regular member of the Cabinet. The council is supported by the secretariat, which is led by a secretary-general tasked to execute and administer approved policies and measures.
Aside from being HUDCC secretary-general, Millar was also secretariat head of Task Force Bangon Marawi, which is in charge of Marawi City rehabilitation.
Panelo said the delivery of public services, especially the rehabilitation of Marawi and other areas affected by the clashes between government troops and terrorists, would “unimpededly continue” despite the dismissal.
Millar, for his part, said he resigned from his post and that there was a “demolition job” against him by people he had “annoyed” because he protected the government’s interests.
Duterte himself also announced Millar’s removal from HUDCC in a speech during the inauguration of the Cavite Gateway Terminal in Tanza town.
“For all of you, disabuse your mind about corruption in government at least here in the executive department. Wala ho kami niyan (We do not have such thing),” the President said.
“Just before I left my office, I signed a dismissal order of the secretary-general of housing. A certain Millar. I read his resume earlier and I saw the termination, I knew what a deep s*** the guy has created for…Valedictorian in law class and everything. But I don’t know,” he added.
Duterte said he has seen a lot of people who used their power to commit corruption.
“Along the way, corruption creeps in… You know when you are there secretary-general, you have the power, you have the authority. You can do corruption and it can corrupt you, give you a little or it corrupts you absolutely… Sometimes it is really you want your money to go to your pocket almost every day,” the President said.
“That’s the sad story about this government,” he added.
Duterte also cited his firing of officials of the Armed Forces of the Medical Center and the Nayong Pilipino Foundation.
“Frankly I am having a hard time combating corruption. Please do not make it really very hard for me to do it,” he added.
In the same event, Duterte endorsed the senatorial bid of his former aide Christopher Go, who he described as an “ideal critic.”
“Please do not forget him. He is good… He would be an ideal critic and I would say that he would win, he should only spare no one including his former boss,” the President said.
Duterte also ordered policemen to stay away from casinos, which he described as “crawling with usurers, kidnappers.”
“Better go away… I do not want even a police car there… The lowlife of society are there. They kidnap people and then they start to negotiate. Even if they get the payment, they would kill the victim. And what are the policemen doing there? What’s your business?” he said.
“If you violate my order, I will dismiss you from the service. That’s an order because you are there to commit a crime.”
Duterte said he would ask the Army’s Scout Rangers to conduct patrols in Roxas Boulevard if he sees policemen in casinos and loses his patience.