Duterte: 'I offered to resign as president because I am sick of corruption'

President Rodrigo Duterte made the claim because of his frustration over the rampant corruption in the country

9/29/2020 12:50:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte made the claim because of his frustration over the rampant corruption in the country

President Rodrigo Duterte made the remark after expressing his frustration on the rampant corruption in the country

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 29) –President Rodrigo Duterte revealed on Monday he offered to resign as president because of the rampant corruption in the country."I offered to resign as president, sabi ko kasi nagsasawa na ako, (because I said I'm sick of it [corruption])" Duterte expressed during his weekly national address.

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The President added that through his vast experience as a government official, he admitted that corruption cannot be stopped."Even with the investigation or the clamor for government to shake the tree, wala, hanggang ngayon (nothing, until now) it's being committed every day. Can you stop it? You cannot, there is no way," said Duterte.

Duterte mentioned in his speech that he is ready to appear before legislators on enacting laws to curb corruption in the government."I appeal again to Congress, I cannot fight corruption...I cannot find a way to move who are almost resistant to finding fault and resisting moves of government to improve. Congress might want to enact a legislation," he said.

Duterte also cited the Land Registration Authority as one of the most"notorious" government agencies in engaging in corrupt practices especially in the provinces, since he said he handled many cases against its officials when he was still Davao City prosecutor.

Reorganizing PhilHealthThe President also said in his address that he intends to reorganize the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth)."Balak ko mag-reorganize (I am mulling to reorganize [PhilHealth]) and impose upon them a single line of authority," he said.

Duterte said the procedures in the embattled state health insurance firm should be streamlined to prevent corruption from happening."There are so many tables there in the office, not just in PhilHealth, who can do the work, who can process the papers, without having the discretion whether or not he should be hanging on it or sitting on it," explained Duterte.

In the latter part of his speech, Duterte called for the abolition of the beleaguered agency. He also revealed that the government is raising funds, including selling its real estate properties in Japan, to sustain the operations of PhilHealth."Kung i-privatize mo naman, susmaryosep, walang pera.

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Sinomo…? Huwag mo sabihin ng mga kapitalista sainsurance:Kami ang magbayad? Wala kayong pondo," he said.[Translation: If we privatize PhiliHealth, we don't have money. Who will be our insurer? We should not allow the capitalists to say on the insurance that they will pay because we don't have any funds.]

PhilHealth has been hounded by corruption issues through the years, more recently with allegations of overpayments to hospitals and procurement of overpriced new equipment.To give a fresh mandate in the state health insurer, Duterte appointed former National Bureau of Investigation Director Dante Gierran as the new PhilHealth president and chief executive officer

. He replaced Ricardo Morales, who resigned at the height of the investigations in the agency's alleged corruption issues due to his poor health.Duterte alsoapproved the recommendationof the Department of Justice-led (DOJ) investigating task force to file complaints against ranking PhilHealth officials which include Morales, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer Jovita Aragona, and Chief Operating Officer Arnel De Jesus among others. The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission is conducting a

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Bat ka magbenta ng properties when philhealth is an income generating agency?! Is it ti cover the billions ur minions stole?! Why not go after them?! Sell their souls if need be! Hay, padrama effect na lang etong apat na taon. At yan lang ang hinahanap ng Duterturds mula sa kaniya. Ang binoto't sinusuportahan nila ay hindi Presidente, kundi isang diva. Para sa kanilang self-centered drama sa mga miserableng buhay nilang hindi kasi nila inaayos.

do it now please. 👏👏👏 Don't offer, just do it. Please sir, don’t. I do believe with your capabilities, and a doable solution will be in-place right before you finish your term with highest flying color! God bless RRD_Davao ! E lagi ba naman niya inaabsuwelto e LoL Let your allies pay the billions Should ban fb in ph? banFBinPH

Resign NOW!! Wala ng bulahan! The country needs it. For its greater glory! ...dapat kasi ang corrupt ako lang! Hinahatian nyo pa ko e 😂😂😂😂. Ayawan na! boka Ayieee wag mo sabihin... Gawin mo Puro kuda. Do it if you have balls, stupid idiot, purposely dakdak Jeez more bullshit What is propaganda in psychology? In the more special sense propaganda means an effort deliberately to manufacture popular opinions and attitudes and thus to control popular conduct; and usually the implication is that the aims of the propagandists are concealed.

fake drama💯 More sarcasm lol Your resignation is approved Inutil Dutae! Must have enough money stowed away already... Magkandaleche ang Pinas Kong si bobang leni ang kapalit since you are working for the people, WE ACCEPT YOUR RESIGNATION!! 🙋🏻‍♀️😁 FFS Uy kailan toh? Kaya ba today? Please say yes! Say yes! Para sa kapakanan mga Pilipino please...

Gawin mo na lang susmaryosep. Inutil.

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Duterte says ready to appear in Congress to fight corruptionU are the want first need to stop so corrupt all u admi,an u family,criminal member of u family,syndicated who fool u all the Pilipino knows how pagloloko mo sa mga tao sa PH,D30 u have no word of honor president so hateful,to all ppl,11,000work under ABS no jod hungry idiot D30 How about he disappear instead? Ni hindi mo nga masibak o masuspende si Duque kahit mismong mga tuta mo nagsasabi n syo na me kinalaman.. me appearance ka pang nalalaman.. para ano? matulog s hearing?

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