Duterte’s vision for PH

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Sunday, August 3, 2014

IS DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte already preparing his political platform despite his repeated refusal to run for president in 2016?

Aside from declaring revolutionary government and closing the Congress and Bureau of Customs, Duterte announced he would also close all government corporations and possibly appointing leftists to handle some national agencies that play important role in the country.

Duterte also said that out of hundreds of generals in the country, only 40 of them will be retained.


During the government-paid Gikan sa Masa, Para sa Masa program Sunday, the city mayor revealed his “visions” for the country amid campaigns for him to run as president in 2016.

“It’s not a political platform. It’s a vision for my country,” he said Sunday.

In several press conferences with the media and even national seminars and forums held in the city, Duterte have always told the participants he is “not qualified and not interested” with the position.

He reiterated his statement Sunday.

Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte (file photo)

“Kay ug ako’y ibutang nga president, ug dili nako makuha ang reporma nga akong gusto (If ever I become president and I cannot get the reforms I want), I will declare a revolutionary government… Then I will start to change the government. Gubot na (There will be chaos). I might be assassinated,” he said.

“I’ll close Congress gamiton nako ang kwarta. Sirhan tanan government corporations, kaning SSS ug GSIS, ug di sila mag tarong nga ang tao maabtan ug tag lima sa katuig bago ma process ilang papel, I will privatize everything there. Ang Customs, iprivatize ko na ug di gyud muundang (I will use the government money. I will shut down all government corporations especially GSIS and SS if they continue with their poor service where a member has to wait five years before his documents are processed. I will privatize Customs if the personnel continue with their corrupt ways),” he added.

Duterte also said, “Tanang generals, pagsaka nako (The moment I sit in power, all generals), I will consider you all retired. I will retain only about 40, the best and the brightest of the military. You can retire as colonel.”

He also revealed his “vision” for the leftist leaders, whom he has an open communication with.

“Nur, magstorya ta. Kung gusto mo coalition government, Jalandoni, okay ibutang ta ka sa DAR. Si Jose Maria Sison, sa DSWD.

Ang dili nako ihatag sa inyo ang military, police, international relations and two others. The rest ilaha na ana. Pagkahuman mag federal ta (Let’s talk, Nur Misuari of the Moro National Liberation Front. If National democratic Front’s Luis Jalandoni wants a coalition government, then I will appoint him to lead the agrarian reform while Jose Ma. Sison will head the Department of Social Welfare and Development. What I will not hand to rebels will be the military, police, international relations, and two others. The rest, they can have it. After all these, let’s adapt the federal system),” Duterte said.

After fulfilling his “visions”, he said he would be delivering his inaugural speech.

He said he would deliver it as: “Mga kababayan, sundin natin ang batas at yung pagkakamali na ginawa o nangyari na, ico-correct natin. At huwag tayo maghanap ng problema. Trabaho lang.”

“Muingon man gud ang mga taga Manila nga extremist ko. Tinuod na extremist ko. Pero kung gusto ninyo Makita ang resulta sa extremism sa pagdala sa trabaho, tan-awa ang Davao (Those from Manila refer to me as an extremist. I am an extremist. But if you want to see how extremism can bring in the jobs, then look at Davao). I will not allow oppression and abuse in my government,” he said.

Meanwhile, Barangay Capt. Mar Masanguid, who heads the Duterte for President 2016 Movement, said they have already visited several cities, municipalities and provinces to gather signatures that would urge Duterte to run.

"Di sab mi mohunong sa pagpanigo mog signatures. Sa mosunod nga mga adlaw, padung ta sa Cebu City ug mga dapit nga wa pa nato maadtoan. Modagan na si Mayor Rody, tan-awa pag-abot sa panahon, mo-declare na siya (We will not stop from gathering signatures. In the coming days we are going to Cebu City and places we have not yet gone to. He will be urged to run, let’s see, he will declare his candidacy),” Masanguid said.

He said the movement already gathered nine million signatures.

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on August 04, 2014.

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