Duterte to Cabinet execs: ‘Wag kayong makialam sa eleksyon!
By Prince Golez
President Rodrigo Duterte has directed his Cabinet members to remain nonpartisan in May’s midterm elections.
Duterte made the statement at the Peace and Order Summit for Barangay Officials in Legazpi City, Albay on Friday.
“The Cabinet members, including your special assistant here who was my classmate and brod ko, sinabi ko sa kanila, though the law allows you to campaign just like the President, but I would insist na huwag kayong makialam. Because not only would they bring so many issues with them, pati na ‘yung sabihin ninyo na ginamit ‘yung gasolina, ginamit ‘yung sakyan ng gobyerno, ‘yung eroplano,” said the President.
“So just to do away with those issues and to make it really equal for all, nobody uses government property or funds because that is not allowed by all. So ganun lang kasimple ang buhay natin sana. Kung masunod lang natin ‘yan,” he added.
In his speech, Duterte reiterated that the military and the police will stay politically neutral on the coming polls.
” I can assure you that the Armed Forces and the Police will never side with anybody, any candidate or for any issue for that matter that is submitted to the people for their resolution,” he added.