Duterte asks public to give him a change over endless drugs, corruption issues

President Rodrigo Duterte won as the chief of the land due to his promise to curb illegal drugs and corruption, however the president himself admitted such task appears to be difficult especially in putting an end to these issues.

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Duterte recalled how he promised to solve these two major problems of the country however said, shabu specifically will not end right away.

“Nangako ako that I will do away with the shabu. Ngayon, alam ko na na hindi ito matutupad, na hindi talaga matapos ‘to," said Rody.

With regards to corruption, the president said it is not easy to eliminate it and even some of the members of the Philippine National Police are tag in corruption activities.

"Merong mga corrupt, hindi na talaga natin maalis ‘yan. And ‘yung sabi na ‘extrajudicial killings’ wala na tayong magawa niyan, lalo na ang pulis," he added.

Amidst the never-ending problems he mentioned, Duterte on the other hand asked the public to let him continue what he started to create change in the country.

"Let us try to create a country that is – huwag naman ‘yung mayaman na tayo lahat [not where all of us are rich] –a country that is comfortable. May five years pa ako. Give me a chance to work ulit," Duterte emphasized.

The 72 year old president also stressed that his administration is doing its best to address the problems of the country.

“Basta dito, tabla tabla. Walang corruption, pati mga military din at pulis. At ‘yan ang maasahan ninyo, lahat ng pera na ano, makikita ninyo babalik sa tao ‘yun. Nagcha-charge nang charge na sila,” he said.

Source: PhilstarInquirerThe Standard