Rodrigo R. Duterte has already fired a number of government officials, including friends and allies, who abused their positions, drawing cheers from various sectors of society.
In supporting Duterte’s all-out war against graft and corruption, Cavite Rep. Strike Revilla said public servants are expected to perform their best for the benefit and welfare of the people.
Following the controversial and bloody war against shabu and other illegal drugs, the administration has turned its attention on corrupt and non-performing government personnel.
People, including the ordinary citizens, concede that there’s still widespread hunger and poverty in the country because corrupt public servants still pocket Filipino taxpayers money.
“Alam ng lahat na hangga’t nandiyan ang mga magnanakaw, mapagsamantala, abusado at tamad ay mananatiling mahirap ang bansa at taumbayan,” lamented an irate farmer.
At the same time, Revilla, a former mayor of Bacoor City, called for more transparency in local governance in support of President Duterte’s campaign for a cleaner and better government.
He said local government officials, like mayors and governors, should emulate the actions of Duterte, who puts the benefit and welfare of the people first above friends and relatives.
Revilla said we must constantly practice transparency, especially at the local level, in order to earn the trust of our constituents,” adding local officials ought to prioritize the welfare of the people.
Hopefully, other local government leaders will support the Duterte administration’s total war against graft and corruption, illegal drugs and criminality.
In the view of many, it’s a move in the right direction.