President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday ordered the elimination of his images and different authorities officers from all public workplaces and schools.
In his speech throughout the ceremonial turnover of three,000 pistols to the Armed Forces of the Philippines, the President stated he would challenge an order to authorities workplaces and schools to show as a substitute the images of the nation’s heroes.
“I intend to issue a decree. Ipatanggal ko ‘yung mga litrato namin. Lalo na ‘yang litrato ni… Tapos litrato, pagpasok niya, litrato niya. Na-buang man ‘yung mga ganon na tao,” he stated.
Duterte, who has mandated authorities officers to maintain a low profile, stated that images of previous and current authorities officers needs to be displayed in the privateness of their respective residence.
“Doon mo ilagay ‘yan sa mga pamilya ninyo, doon sa sala. Pati ‘yung akin. Sa Davao, when I was Mayor, I prohibited the display of my picture. And I told the decks there to display instead the pictures of our heroes,” the President stated.
“But I’ll issue the order. Gusto ko ‘yung mga hero natin, ma-emulate ng mga bata. Eh ‘yung iba diyan sa picture limang beses na dumaan ng graft and corruption sa kaso eh,” Duterte stated. (Cielito M. Reganit/PNA)