CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija – President Duterte has asked Filipinos to be assertive to stop corruption in dealing with government employees and transactions.
According to Duterte, fighting corruption would be easy if people would only be assertive to “not give in to anything that is out of the way or totally outright wrong.”
“Walain natin ‘yang corruption, madali lang ‘yan. All we have to do is suportahan lang ninyo. And the only thing really that needs to be done is for the people to be assertive,” he said.
He ordered government employees, particularly those in the Bureaus of Internal Revenue and Customs, anew not to engage in corrupt practices in his six-year term.
“Kayong lahat nasa gobyerno, if you are dealing with the transacting public, the taxpayers, I have this to say: Now is not the time to do it,” Duterte said.
“Sabi ko sa kanila, you have had your heydays, your fun and glory. But this time, at my time, paki lang po kasi …It’s only six years, a little bit of sacrifice,” he said. “I know that you’d go home less than what you used to bring when you were in the previous administration.”
Duterte had criticized the BIR and BoC for their alleged corrupt practices and tagged them as the most corrupt government agencies in the country but admitted that not all personnel of the two agencies are corrupt. (Argyll Cyrus B. Geducos)