- President Duterte has asked the public not to immediately believe in allegations of corruption in government
- He also urged the public to keep their faith in the government
- The president likewise assured that everything will be done in accordance with the law
President Rodrigo Duterte has asked the public not to be gullible and immediately believe in all the allegations of corruption in government amid the controversial purchase of COVID-19 vaccine.
Without mentioning anyone in particular, the president also hit at administration critics who, he said, failed to send anyone to jail on the basis of their allegations alone.
“I just ask the people to, next time, do not be so gullible and basta maniwala na lang kayo and talk about corruption left and right. It starts with the big bang and it ends with a whimper,” Duterte said in a public address on Monday.
“Wala naman napakulong ‘yang mga ‘yan, ‘yung napakulong on the basis of their investigation, wala ‘yan,” the president added.
He also urged the public to just let the government finish its projects since liabilities and anomalies, if there is any, will be eventually exposed at the end.
“If there is liability in one, there will be liability in all. If there’s an anomaly in the start, then verily the end of whatever project is undertaken or activity is always there,” he said.
He likewise assured that everything will be done in accordance with the law and it’s up to the people to keep their faith in government or believe those accusing them of corruption.
“Kung may maiwan na maniwala sa amin, just keep faith with us. At the end of the day, you will see that everything has been done in accordance with the rule of law,” the president assured.
Duterte again batted for Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr.’s integrity and asked the public to trust the latter in purchasing the vaccine for the country.
The funds that will be used in purchasing the vaccine, he added, are not with Galvez or any government officials but are with the banks and will still have to go through the review of Finance Secretary Dominguez before passing it in a Cabinet meeting.