- President scored past administrations, said they made wrong decisions for selfish reasons
- He reiterated his promise to continue working to uplift the lives of Filipinos
- He’s also asking for help from the public and military to bring peace and order to the country
MANILA, Philippines – In yet one of his strongest tirades against his predecessors, President Rodrigo Duterte scored past administrations for making selfish decisions that brought nothing but failure.
“In the past, our government verged on failure because those who were in the position to help deliberately made wrong decisions which favored only themselves,” GMA News quoted him as saying during the PMA Alumni Homecoming in Baguio City.
Duterte, who did not name names, on the other hand, said his administration will be beholden to the Filipino people and not to the elite few.
“That is why I promised during my first State of the Nation Address, I promised you a comfortable life. My administration is working to ensure that basic human services are available to all; food and health needs; water and sanitation; shelter; public safety; education; and economic opportunities,” he said. “Government must now deliver goods and services to really serve the people, not just the interest of the few.”
Underscoring the importance of peace and order to bring about economic prosperity not just for present Filipinos but for future generations as well, the president also asked the public and the military to help him spread the success Davao City attained throughout the country.
“Now I believe what happened in Davao can really happen nationwide but I need the help of each one, especially the military, not for social control but protection for the citizens from the lawless, the reckless, and the selfish,” he said.