President Rodrigo Duterte said he issued an order to Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Ronald dela Rosa evening of January 17 to strictly prohibit all government workers from entering casinos.
“Sabi ko: Bato, halika. Maglagay ka sa casino prohibiting all workers of government from entering,” Duterte said at the launching of the Overseas Filipino Bank on January 18.
“May PD (Presidential Decree) niyan eh. There’s a law. At that time, it was a law. It’s still the law. It was never modified or repealed. Sabi pa ni Bato: Lagay mo diyan all government employees,” Duterte added.
“Sabi ni Bato: ‘Yung opisyal sir? P***** i**, official official. L***** ang mga ‘yan. Lahat kami
workers,” he said.
“That’s why I’d like to remind everybody: We are all workers of government and we serve the people. Kaya ako, hindi ako sanay niyang Malacañang, I don’t – lalo na Palace,” the President said.