Duterte hits judges who issue TROs on gov't projects: You're part of corruption

President Rodrigo Duterte has issued a message to judges who order government projects to be stopped just because of a complaint from a losing bidder.

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During the turnover ceremony of China's assistance for Marawi City siege held in Clark, Pampanga, Duterte in his speech emphasized he is frustrated about the procurement delay of some medical equipment to be placed in military hospitals.

"Would you beleive it, hanggang ngayon, ngayon lang nabili, may winning bidm may protestsa," said the President.

He also added that the ritual of procurement in country is accompanied by cases filed by the losing bidder.

"Alam mo, 'yan ang sakit ng Pilipino. Itong mga to, alam mo kung bakit? Karamihan 'yan binibili na madalian, kung sino 'yung manalo, file-an nila ng kaso," Duterte added.

In addition, some of the judiciary officers are tagged in such cases when losing bidders often tell those who won they will withdraw the case for a fee.

Rody addressed the judges to stop messing up with him,. "Kaya I'm addressing also myself to the judges: Do not fuck with me. Matagal na ninyong ginagawa yan kaya ang gobyerno yung mga project na-paralyze."

"Huwag kayong makialam. 'Cause every time you issue TRO, you delay the project and you are part of the graft and corruption that is going on still," he added.

During his first year in office, Duterte has already fired big officials who are tagged in corrpution and one of them is DILG chief Ismael Sueno.

Source: PoliticsGMA Network