Cabinet members are banned from flaunting their expensive cars even when they’re bilyonaryos or avid automotive collectors.
President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday (July 17) shared the order he issued for Cabinet Secretaries in line with his perception that authorities officers ought to reside merely.
“Sabi ko, ‘Do not use your Mercedes-Benz.’ Kasi ‘yung ibang Cabinet members talagang mayaman ‘yan. Tugade is as a billionaire. Si Dominguez maraming kotse ‘yon, nagkokolekta ng kotse ‘yon,” he mentioned in a speech on the oath-taking of recent authorities officers in Malacañang.
“So huwag ninyong dalhin dito ‘yan. ‘Yung mga ordinaryo, kung ano ‘yung nabibili ng ordinaryong tao, ‘yun ang sakyan ninyo,” Duterte added.
Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez and Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade made their wealth from a number of companies earlier than becoming a member of the administration.
Duterte mentioned authorities officers mustn’t “display the trappings of power” as a result of they’re public servants.