THE one million-strong Mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte National Executive Coordinating Committee (MRRD-NECC) yesterday urged its supporters to “defend the President at all costs.”
In a press conference at Club Filipino, MRRD-NECC leaders, composed of top officials from various government agencies such as the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), vowed to offer strong resistance against moves to discredit the President allegedly being hatched by some forces affected by the campaign against criminality, corruption and the economic status quo of a privileged few.
The MRRD-NECC was instrumental in convincing Duterte to run in the last elections.
The group said the President’s thrust to achieve genuine change is already taking shape.
“In less than six months of his presidency, Duterte has accomplished a lot in the areas of criminality and illegal drugs, corruption and the drive toward Federalism. In the process, many were affected by these serious campaigns, including those who used to gain from their evil ways,” said MRRD-NECC chairman and TESDA director general Guiling Mamondiong.