DPWH chief ‘blasts’ media over govt’s plan vs squatters
MANILA, Philippines – Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson said he is not a violent person to even think of blowing up squatters’ homes as reported in the media.
Interviewed over Radyo Inquirer 990AM on Tuesday, Singson clarified that he was referring to dikes, not the squatters’ homes, when he talked about the government’s plan to “blast” structures that were blocking waterways.
“Parang napaka bayolente ko na magpapasabog kami,” he said.
“E alam mo na naman ang peryodista dadalhin ka kung saan ka dalhin,” Singson added, noting the media reports that houses would be included in the government’s plan.
“Yun ang ginamit pati daw mga bahay dito iba bast e. Para naming napaka bayolente kung tao. Hindi naman ako ganoon,” Singson added.
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