“I’m sure iyong namang mga naapektuhan, hindi naman sila ganoong kahirap. Marami naman silang kinita during those times na they were operating, so I’m sure mayroon silang pondo to live by,” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said during July 30 press briefing when asked regarding the employees of around 30 thousand lotto outlets which were closed while the government is getting rid of corruption in PCSO.
“Ang mahalaga iyong katiwalian na naganap eh maihinto. Kailangan kung minsan mayroon tayong sakripisyong ibibigay para sa kabutihan ng pangkalahatan,” Secretary Panelo said.
He added that Filipinos have strong spirit. “Do not underestimate the human spirit of Filipinos,” he said.
“‘Pag may dumarating na storm o anumang sakuna o anong mga bagsak sa ating buhay, nakakaahon naman tayo. ‘Yan ay pansamantala lamang, the President wants to rid massive corruption and he has to do something about it. We have to do with what the President has done,” he added.