Duterte: Let’s just kidnap and torture COA execs
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, together with Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año, leads the Barangay Summit on Peace and Order at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City on January 8, 2019.About 4,000 barangay and local government officials in Metro Manila are convening to discuss government measures to fight illegal drugs, criminality and corruption. Among the higlights of the event is President Duterte's dialogue with punong barangays on pressing peace and order issues, campaign against corruption, and federalism. #PartnerForChange#ComfortableLifeForAll
由 Presidential Communications (Government of the Philippines) 发布于 2019年1月8日周二
MANILA, Philippines — A fuming President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said “let’s just kidnap… and torture officials” of the Commission on Audit (COA) as he slammed the agency’s accountability measures that hampered government work.
“Ah, putanginang COA yan, letse. Yung COA, every time, may mali talaga. Ano ba itong COA na ito? Mag kidnap tayo ng taga COA, lagay natin dito, torture natin dito. Tangina,” Duterte said in a speech during the Barangay Summit on Peace and Order in Pasay City.
[Damn that COA. Every time, it has something wrong with it. What’s with this COA? Let’s just kidnap COA [officials], put them here, and torture them. Son of a bitch.]
“Puro yan pahirapan. Yan ang ayaw ko — ang pahirapan,” he added.
[All it does is make things difficult. That’s what I don’t want — making things difficult.]
The President had earlier dismissed the agency’s powers and ridiculed its regulations as just a “shit of a circular.”
He also said last year that COA employees should be “pushed down the stairs.” /atm
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