Duterte tells gov’t officials: Mang-holdap kayo ng mayaman, ‘wag maliliit!
President Rodrigo Duterte has advised corrupt government officials to go big-time in stealing rather than going after small people who barely have anything.
In a speech before the Filipino community in Hong Kong Thursday (April 12), Duterte said complaints from ordinary Filipinos go directly to him.
“Huwag na huwag ninyong galawin ‘yung maliliit na tao. Kasi ‘yung maliliit na tao, ‘yun ‘yung nangaliangan ng gobyerno. These are the guys who would need the help, our government, just to be there,” he said.
“‘Yung mga mayayaman, hindi na kailangan ‘yan. Pwede na ninyong nakawan, sabi ko — pwede ninyong holdapin. Huwag ‘yang maliliit kasi ‘yang maliliit kasi… Ang maliliit kasi, walang ibang sumbungan,” he added.
Duterte lamented that some government officials do not understand how fast complaints by ordinary people reach him.
“Huwag ninyong galawin ‘yang maliliit na tao kasi ‘pag nagreklamo ‘yan, ang diretso niyan, sa akin,” he stressed.