Duterte tells voters: Choose responsible leaders
By Prince Golez
President Rodrigo Duterte has appealed to Filipino voters to choose “responsible” leaders in the coming elections.
“You want to choose, right? If you are going to choose, choose leaders who are responsible and will be of great help to me. I never asked you for anything else,” Duterte said during the campaign sortie of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan in Bukidnon.
The Chief Executive also reiterated he never stole from the public coffers.
“With God’s mercy, I never stole not even one peso. I never touched anything,” he added.
Prior to this, Duterte mentioned the budget row between the Senate and the House of Representatives.
“The Senate and House of Representatives are fighting. We don’t have money. Many agencies don’t have money — reenacted budget. It had just been submitted when I left,” he said.