Gov’t will no longer buy cheap goods
President Digong says he will not stop until every drug lord, dealer and pusher is dead.
“Drug lords, drug pushers in the streets, talagang tatapusin ko sila (I will really finish them off),” he said.
He also promised to solve it during his watch, stressing: “I will not leave the drug problem to my successors.”
The President made this vow to his “mistahs” (classmates) who visited him at Malacañang recently. Digong is an adopted member of Philippine Military Academy Class ’67.
Since he made the vow to fellow warriors—or ex-warriors, if you will—expect many more drug lords, like Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa, and drug pushers to be killed in the days ahead.
The majority of the population supports Digong’s war.
They know he means business in ridding the country of illicit drugs, the No. 1 scourge.
They are also aware that the thousands of drug dealers who were killed owed society a blood debt.
“You know why I hate President Obama? The US trivializes our drug problem,” President Digong said.
According to him, the country has 3.7 million drug addicts, a fact the US cannot ignore.
Digong estimated that P260 billion is lost yearly due to drugs—money which could have been used to buy food for a family and pay their children’s tuition.
The President spoke about other things during the meeting with his mistahs.
He said that if the federal form of government is approved through a constitutional convention or constituent assembly in two or three years’ time, he will step down as President and call for an election.
Digong is batting for a federal system of government like that of the United States where every state is autonomous and has its own chief executive and legislature.
Under the federal system, a state is given much autonomy by the national government to run its own affairs.
I remember years ago when I would fly to Davao City to attend secret meetings for a movement to make the Christian part of Mindanao a federal republic.
It would be called Federal Republic of Mindanao.
The movement was led by Speaker Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez, then congressman of Davao del Norte, and Mayor Rody Duterte.
A number of government officials, prominent members of society, and military and police officers attended the meetings.
We already had a template of government like currency, language (English), a flag and national anthem, etc.
Now you know the President is really serious in advocating a federal form of government for the country.
Under the Duterte administration, the government will no longer buy cheap but low quality products.
Most public biddings conducted by government agencies were attended by graft and corruption which was why dealers of expensive but high quality goods always lost.
Products purchased by the government easily break because the winning bidder were dealers who sold cheap goods of very poor quality.
From now on, Mano Digong said, the principle of lowest bidder in a public bidding will no longer be followed. Instead, the bidder who offers the best quality product wins.
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