Duterte hints corruption issues in current Philippine Government

Duterte hints corruption issues in current Philippine Government

FORMER President Rodrigo Roa Duterte led his party members in a special gathering in Cebu City, Visayas.

It was a display of strength for the once-ruling political party PDP-Laban as they convened for a special event in Cebu City, Visayas.

Nearly two thousand members and officials, primarily from grassroots levels across the country, gathered to commemorate the party’s 42nd anniversary.

Former Philippine President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, who chairs the party, graced the occasion.

“Again, I’m happy. I’m honored and happy to be here with you,” stated Rodrigo Roa Duterte, Former Philippine President.

The still-spirited Duterte was accompanied by PDP-Laban Senators, notably Ronald dela Rosa, Francis Tolentino, Bong Go, and Robin Padilla.

If Former President Duterte was fiery during the Tagum Rally, he’s toned down here in Cebu this weekend. He made statements regarding the current administration.

Addressing his party members, the former Philippine President hinted at corruption issues within President Bongbong Marcos Jr.’s administration, particularly regarding infrastructure projects.

“You see, some projects are weakening. Because they are delayed. Delayed because of awarding, another award, bidding–award there in DBP. Another bidding, when bidding, don’t raise the price. It’s one price only. That’s why it takes time. That’s what I see as,” FPRRD added.

Duterte emphasized that these are warning signs in government and must be dealt with.

Former Philippine Senator Ping Lacson, in a statement released online last year, cautioned against potential misappropriation of government funds allocated for flood control initiatives.

Lacson stressed the necessity for thorough and well-organized planning by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to combat corruption and address the nation’s flooding issues.

Last year, the Senate approved DPWH’s proposed budget of P822 billion for 2024.

Within this budget, a significant P203 billion is earmarked for flood mitigation projects nationwide.

Through a post on X, Lacson highlighted the dual risks of flooding and corruption arising from an inadequately planned DPWH budget.

Meanwhile, the former President did not respond to First Lady Liza Marcos’s statement against his daughter—Vice President Sara Duterte.

In an interview, Liza Marcos mentioned that VP Sara is now ‘a bad shot’ to her due to attending rallies that have criticized her husband, President Marcos Jr.

However, in his speech, the seasoned Duterte hinted at the First Lady regarding corruption issues.

Duterte hints at First Lady Liza Marcos on corruption issues

“In fairness to the President, I haven’t heard anything from him. But from the other side, plenty. That’s where I stand. I cannot attack a woman, but corruption is really rampant,” said Former President.


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