President Rodrigo Duterte admits that he only appoints individuals he thought of as friends.
Duterte additionally doesn’t care if his appointees suck at their jobs or are somewhat bit loopy so long as they don’t loot the government’s coffers.
In a speech earlier than newly-appointed government officers in Malacanang, Duterte mentioned: “Alam mo, magkaibigan tayo lahat kasi kung hindi tayo magkaibigan, hindi ko kayo i-appoint.”
But in the event that they get caught in corruption, Duterte mentioned he would go at them with full pressure.
“Pagka nagkamali kayo ng corruption, talagang babanatan ko kayo. Yan lang ang hiningi ko. Mag-gawa ka na, magkalat ka na, magsigaw-sigaw ka diyan, huwag lang ‘yang graft and corruption kasi pati ako madadale,” he mentioned.
Duterte mentioned one factor he might say about his 23 years in government service was that he has by no means signed something that will enrich himself.
“Not anything about allowances or… Wala akong allowances, wala lahat. Wala talaga ako ni meal allowance, wala ako. Sabi ko, ‘Ayaw ko’. Ako, sweldo lang ako,” he mentioned.