President Rodrigo Duterte said during a press briefing upon arrival from South Korea on June 5 that there will be radical changes in the coming days in and outside of the government.
“I’m going to serve my country. This is the last chapter sa buhay ko. I will dedicate it for the service of my country. Good or bad, you may not like it, but itong bayan ko. Last chapter ko na ‘to,” President Duterte said.
He said there will be changes in the coming days including public order and security.
“There are simply too many crimes and too many – claiming to be this and that,” he said. “Well, remember that there is – there’s no difference actually between martial law and a declaration of national emergency. So I’ve been warning all. Lahat. I’m warning all including the Human Rights, it’s either we behave or we will have a serious problem again.”
He said among the foreign investors’ main issue is criminality. “Most of the complaints here is ‘di papasok dito kasi takot kidnapin, patayin. Well, somehow, even with this meager emergency power, I will use it to the hilt at put things in order.”
“Ni-warning ko lang kayong mga kriminal, lahat na. Nasa gobyerno, sa labas. I will make radical changes in the days to come. For those offices na hindi talaga ma-control, I will place you under the Office of the President,” he said. “Ako na mismo ang kaharap mo araw-araw.”
President Duterte, during the Philippines-Korea Business Forum and Luncheon in Seoul before coming back to Philippines, assured that he will work for law and order in the Philippines.
Sources: https://pcoo.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/20180605-ARRIVAL-STATEMENT-AND-MEDIA-INTERVIEW-OF-PRESIDENT-RODRIGO-ROA-DUTERTE-UPON-HIS-ARRIVAL-FROM-THE-REPUBLIC-OF-KOREA.pdf; https://pcoo.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/20180605-SPEECH-OF-PRESIDENT-RODRIGO-ROA-DUTERTE-DURING-THE-PHILIPPINES-KOREA-BUSINESS-FORUM-AND-LUNCHEON.pdf