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Senators back lifestyle check

Senate Majority Leader Vicente C. Sotto III and Sen. JV Ejercito supported yesterday an order of President Duterte for government officials and employees to undergo life style check to support his anti-crime, anti-illegal drugs, and anti-corruption campaigns.

“Dapat lang. A life of simple living is needed. We are in public service,’’ Ejercito said during a DWIZ radio interview yesterday.

Ejercito also said he has known the President for so long and he knows him as having “simple joys’’ and he is a ‘’simple man’’ without the trappings of government power. “Walang garbo. Walang extravagance. Noong mayor siya, sasakyan niya pickup,’’ he pointed out.

On President Duterte’s statement that God has directed him not to curse or spout abusive language, Ejercito said: “Tignan natin. His presidency is just on its fourth month.’’ (Mario B. Casayuran)