Don’t look now but the Duterte admnistration wants to put a stop to the media practice of branding infrastructure projects after the administration that made these initiatives.
Bases Conversion Development Authority Chair Vine Dizon, a former senate staffer of Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, made the appeal after President Rodrigo Duterte’s much hyped “Build, Build, Build” program was branded a “dismal failure” by Senator Franklin Drilon who noted that only two of the 75 projects have been completed over the last three years.
With Drilon doubting whether the Duterte administration could complete its remaining Build projects, Dizon is wants to make sure that the President would not suffer anymore embarrassment from his team’s epic fails.
“Does it really matter if this Government or this Administration or that Administration started it? It shouldn’t, hindi ba? ‘Di ba, it’s the Government of the Republic of the Philippines,” said Dizon in a briefing where he blew his top from a barrage of blunt questions on his failure as a flagship project boss.
“I mean, I think we should stop branding governments as Aquino Government, Ramos Government, Estrada Government, kasi I think that’s where the problem now if continuity comes in eh. Because if we’re all focused on what this Administration started or what this one, then it gets into our mentality that if I didn’t start it, it’s not a priority. If I didn’t start it, it’s not important – hindi dapat ganoon,” said Dizon who had the temerity to lecture media on how to do its job.
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