League of Barangay head Faustino Dy V backs Duterte’s drug war
MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte asked the support of barangay officials in tackling the major concerns confronting the country today, particularly law and order, corruption, and illegal drugs.
The President would also want to adopt more stringent measures to protect the people and preserve the nation.
“We have a problem actually,” he said. “It’s a very serious one. If there is anything that I can leave you which might be good to pass [on] to the next generation and to the president who will succeed me particularly, I will adopt more stringent measures to protect the people and preserve the Republic of the Philippines.”
The chief executive said a country in disarray would never develop.
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He also promised that he would not help any barangay officials who would be caught being involved in drugs.
“Hindi ho ako makatulong sa inyo. Hindi ako makatulong at hindi talaga ako maghihinakit para sa iyo. But alam ko ‘yung barangay captain — kung barangay captain ka ikaw ‘yung mayor sa barangay mo. O bakit wala kang ginagawa diyan sa mga p** i* ‘yan,” said
[I cannot help you. I cannot help and I will not feel bad for you. But what I know is that the barangay captain — if you are a barangay captain, you are the mayor in your village. Oh, why are you not doing anything to those b***.]
For his part, Faustino Dy V, national president of Liga ng mga Barangay sa Pilipinas, thanked the President for supporting local officials.
“Nagpapasalamat po kami, sir, na kami po ay binigyan ng panahon ninyo ngayong araw na ito at pagbigay ng importansya sa nagkakaisang Liga ng Barangay na nanggaling sa iba’t-ibang parte ng Pilipinas, narito po sumusuporta sa inyong mga programa at ganun sa iba pang nais na gawin sa Republiko ng Pilipinas,” Dy said.
[Thank you, sir, for giving us time. We will support all your programs for the country.]
Dy said he believed that barangay officials had the power to implement the war on drugs.
There are over 42,000 barangays nationwide. /atm
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