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Duterte to military: Give me a reason to step down, I’m tired

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 07:22 PM September 27, 2018

Once again, President Rodrigo Duterte expressed exasperation over corruption in government and his willingness to step down from office.

Mr. Duterte on Thursday maintained he is ready to quit if the military would give him a reason to do so, saying anew that he was already “tired” of corruption.

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Days before this, the President alleged that some soldiers were in cahoots with his political opponents to oust him.

“Sabi ko the irony of it all is you want to kick me out, naghahanap lang ako ng rason really I’m going home, I’m tired. ‘Yan ang totoo diyan,” he said in a speech before career service executive officers in Malacañang.

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“Kasi hindi ko talaga kaya ang corruption. Maski anuhin ko. It begins with something like an inaugural thing, the breaking of the ground or the cutting of whatever. It’s given the widest publicity. Three months after, nandoon na sa Ombudsman and then sa Sandigan,” he added.

He said corruption in government has been widespread.

“It seems that ang transaksyon nang lahat sa gobyerno meron talaga. Maski saan ka magtingin meron. And all — dito sa national pati sa local,” he noted.  /kga

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