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Duterte tells Visayas, Mindanao politikos: Lahat kayo mabibigyan


President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Monday, Feb. 12, committed assistance to all local government officials from Visayas and Mindanao regardless of party affiliation.

Speaking before a crowd of local chief executives here, Duterte assured that every local government unit would be getting a fair share under his administration.

“Dito sinabi ko kay Diokno talagang lahat mabigyan. Wala akong kontra-partido, kontra-partido. Lahat kayo nabibigyan,” Duterte said, referring to Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno.

“If there’s anything I can really do for you, personally or if you want my intervention in your governance, may nahirapan kayo dito o kulang ang pera ninyo, sabihin mo lang,” he added.

Duterte met the local officials to remind them of their mandate to the people.

He warned them not to be involved in illegal drugs trade and corruption.

He has ordered Department of Interior and Local Government officer-in-charge Eduardo Año to investigate all provinces that were linked to illegal drugs and file charges against local government officials.

He also reminded the local officials not to allow police personnel to become abusive and corrupt.

“You can always go to General Año. You can tell him that his policemen are behaving miserably in your city and he can do it because mas istrikto ‘to kasi former military man,” he said.

“Hindi man rin papayag ‘yan tatamad-tamad, lalo na corrupt na pulis,” he added.