Duterte shares vision for PHL

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Sunday, August 3, 2014


DAVAO CITY (Updated) -- Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte reiterated Sunday that he will not run for president in 2016 but he shared his vision for the country if he were the successor of President Benigno Aquino III.

Aside from closing Congress and declaring a revolutionary government, Duterte said he would privatize all government-owned corporations, including the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) and Bureau of Customs (BOC).

"I'll close Congress gamiton nako ang kwarta. Sirhan tanan government corporations, kaning SSS [Social Security System] ug GSIS, ug di sila mag tarong nga ang tao maabtan ug tag lima sa katuig bago ma process ilang papel, I will privatize everything there. Ang Customs, iprivatize ko na ug di gyud muundang (I will use the government money. I will shut down all government corporations especially GSIS and SSS if they continue with their poor service where a member has to wait five years before his documents are processed. I will privatize Customs if the personnel continue with their corrupt ways)," he said in a government-paid television program on Sunday.

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"It's not a political platform. It's a vision for my country," he added.

Earlier, Duterte has said that he is not interested in running for President.

"Kay ug ako'y ibutang nga president, ug dili nako makuha ang reporma nga akong gusto (If ever I become president and I cannot get the reforms I want), I will declare a revolutionary government… Then I will start to change the government. Gubot na (There will be chaos). I might be assassinated," he said.

Duterte said that he will retire all the generals, except 40 among them.

"Tanang generals, pagsaka nako (The moment I sit in power, all generals), I will consider you all retired. I will retain only about 40, the best and the brightest of the military. You can retire as colonel," he added.

Duterte, on the other hand, revealed his "vision" for the leftist leaders.

"Nur, magstorya ta. Kung gusto mo coalition government, Jalandoni, okay ibutang ta ka sa DAR. Si Jose Maria Sison, sa DSWD. Ang dili nako ihatag sa inyo ang military, police, international relations and two others. The rest ilaha na ana. Pagkahuman mag federal ta (Let’s talk, Nur Misuari of the Moro National Liberation Front. If National Democratic Front's Luis Jalandoni wants a coalition government, then I will appoint him to lead the agrarian reform department while Jose Ma. Sison will head the Department of Social Welfare and Development. What I will not hand to rebels will be the military, police, international relations, and two others. The rest, they can have it. After all these, let's adapt the federal system)," he said.

After fulfilling his "visions", he said he would be delivering his inaugural speech. The Davao City mayor said he would deliver it as, "Mga kababayan, sundin natin ang batas at yung pagkakamali na ginawa o nangyari na, ico-correct natin. At huwag tayo maghanap ng problema. Trabaho lang."

"Muingon man gud ang mga taga Manila nga extremist ko. Tinuod na extremist ko. Pero kung gusto ninyo Makita ang resulta sa extremism sa pagdala sa trabaho, tan-awa ang Davao (Those from Manila refer to me as an extremist. I am an extremist. But if you want to see how extremism can bring in the jobs, then look at Davao). I will not allow oppression and abuse in my government," he said.

Meanwhile, barangay captain Mar Masanguid, who heads the Duterte for President 2016 Movement, said they have already visited several cities, municipalities and provinces to gather signatures that would urge Duterte to run.

"Di sab mi mohunong sa pagpanigo mog signatures. Sa mosunod nga mga adlaw, padung ta sa Cebu City ug mga dapit nga wa pa nato maadtoan. Modagan na si Mayor Rody, tan-awa pag-abot sa panahon, mo-declare na siya (We will not stop from gathering signatures. In the coming days we are going to Cebu City and places we have not yet gone to. He will be urged to run, let's see, he will declare his candidacy)," Masanguid said.

He said the movement has already gathered nine million signatures. (Sun.Star Davao/Sunnex)

Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on August 04, 2014.

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