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By Prince Golez

Corruption exists in projects led by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), according to President Rodrigo Duterte.

In a televised speech Wednesday night, Duterte alleged corruption is rampant among DPWH officials.

“Do not forget 8888, if there’s anything you want to complain about. Itong mga contractors, the first whiff, makaamoy ka lang na hinihingian ka, dito sa DPWH, malakas yan diyan, yung mga project engineers, road right of way, grabe ang corruption diyan,” the Chief Executive said.

The 8888 hotline addresses the public’s concerns such as inefficiencies and corruption in government.

“Walang construction na uumpisa dito na walang transaksyon, meron yan. If Congress would want really to know, ang mga project ng DPWH meron talaga yan. Hindi ko alam kung sino. There are so many officials lined up in the bureaucratic maze. So, hindi ko alam kung sino diyan,” he added.

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