President Rodrigo Duterte, at the opening ceremony of the annual National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) Celebration in Mindanao at SMX Convention Center on July 6, urged Filipinos to take legal action against the government over “unlighted, uncovered” public infrastructure projects.
“Ang corruption, naiinis ako, kasi ‘yung dinadaanan araw-araw ng tao, hindi inaayos. Marami na lang nahuhulog diyan, marami na lang namatay. It’s almost nonchalant so make it a criminal issue. Pag nahulog ka diyan, nabunggo ka [kasi] unlighted, uncovered, ganun, you sue the government. Siguradong manalo kayo diyan,” he said.
“Sue the government and I will sue the supervisor and maybe ask the Secretary, ‘kindly explain to me kung bakit ganito ang sitwasyon,’” he said.
At the same time, Duterte vowed that he would immediately act on graft and corruption complaints.
“If it is something that ails, that bugs you because it involves graft and corruption or [if the] government is not doing what it’s supposed to do, just bring it to my attention and I will act on it immediately. Lalo na corruption,” he said. PND