President Rodrigo Duterte couldn’t restrain himself in expressing his outrage over a authorities company which employed 4 consultants with a month-to-month wage of P200,000 every.
In a speech in Malacanang, Duterte stated: “Meron ditong opisina, about 4 consultants. Ang bayad niya is 200 per guide. Tapos syempre, might mag-intervene na. Sus maryosep. “
“Mas malaki pa sa sweldo ko ang buang. Eh kung ganon, eh ‘di hindi na sana ako nag-Presidente, nag-consultant na lang ako,” stated Duterte
Duterte didn’t establish the company nor the consultants. Duterte holds a Salary Grade 33 with a fundamental wage of P222,278 or practically double what his predecessor earned at P120,000 per 30 days.
Duterte urged all authorities businesses to go gradual in hiring consultants.
“We have experts in government from whom you can consult when [the] need arises. Avail of their expertise. Seek their assistance. But if you cannot really avoid hiring consultants, then it could be good if you moderate their fees. Excessive fees cut into the budget,” he stated.
“Be careful with public funds. It is not money that you are of liberty to spend at the people’s expense,” stated Duterte throughout the oath-taking ceremony of latest authorities appointees.