Duterte presidency – a ‘disaster’ for criminals, drug lords and corrupt officials

“Yes a Duterte presidency will be a disaster. It will be a disaster for drug lords, criminals and corrupt public officials.”

This is what Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano had to say in response to Senator Antonio Trillanes IV who said that it will be a disaster for the country if Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte will be elected president in the upcoming polls.

“The only people who are afraid of a Duterte leadership are those who benefit from corruption and unabated criminality. Mayor Duterte already made it clear. If you don’t want a peaceful country and a corrupt-free government, then don’t vote for him. If you want crimes and illegal drugs to thrive in our communities, then don’t support him,” Cayetano said.

Cayetano belied Trillanes’ claims that Duterte does not have a comprehensive platform that he would implement if he wins the presidency.

“Maybe Sen. Trillanes is not paying enough attention. Of all the presidential candidates, only Mayor Duterte has bold solutions to address crime, corruption and illegal drugs. He also has a comprehensive framework on how to spread development to the regions and alleviate the plight of the working people. This is what the Filipino people find inspiring in Mayor Duterte,” Cayetano said.

Today, Mayor Duterte and I will officially unveil our platform and start touring the country to present our platform to the broader public. Everyone is very much welcome to attend and listen,” Cayetano added.

It was reported that part of the Duterte-Cayetano tandem’s platform include, among others, reducing by half the country’s crime rate and number of big-time drug lords operating in the country by mobilizing the military to help the police force. They also pushed for workers to have a living wage and the implementation of federalism to promote regional development./Office of Senator Alan P eter Cayetano


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