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Duterte hopes Tugade considers running for senator

By: - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ
/ 03:17 AM July 29, 2021

Duterte said this in a taped briefing on the COVID-19 response that aired early on Thursday after Tugade presented projects that the Department of Transportation (DOTr) had accomplished in the last five years.

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The president praised him saying, partly in Filipino: “You are one of the top performers. Now this is just an opinion, without any hint of politics: It would really be a waste if the government were to lose you.”

“The country needs you real bad. So, I’d like to congratulate you. We still have a few months to go. Hope you can complete the projects. And I hope you consider running for senator of the Republic of the Philippines. Sayang ka,” he added.

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With the end of his term approaching, Duterte also expressed regret that his other Cabinet members would have to leave their posts.

“I feel it will be a loss, [Public Works Secretary Mark] Villar and other Cabinet members, once you are gone. We will return to five years, 10 years of just drawing [plans],” Duterte said.ng,” Duterte said.

Later in the meeting, Duterte also called his chief legal counsel, Salvador Panelo, a “senator.”

“It will be a waste if you”re just there on the sidelines. Filipinos will benefit from your brain,” Duterte told Panelo.

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