By: Elena Grace Flores
President Duterte wishes successor to continue his anti-corruption drive.
The American President Starts as Duterte Fights Corruption
On the inauguration of the American President, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte appreciates Citra Central Expressway Corp. and San Miguel Holdings. They made possible the opening of the 19-kilometer segment of the Skyway. It runs from Buendia in Makati to the North Luzon Expressway. He said that corruption might be difficult to beat but trusts that the next president would continue his anti-corruption campaign.
The Next Philippine President
Duterte also assures the public that his administration would continue to pursue its Build, Build, Build program. This follows the blueprint of the late President Ferdinand Marcos. His son and namesake Bongbong Marcos is a favorable bet for his successor in the 2022 elections. The rumor has it that he would run with Duterte’s daughter. However, Senator Bong Go’s name also floats as a trusted ally of the Filipino leader.
Not Afraid of the Oligarch
Like former President Marcos, Duterte is not afraid of the oligarch. He prioritizes projects for the welfare of the majority. The President admits that sometimes, government agencies have no choice but to embrace corruption. Just to realize the fulfillment of such projects. However, the important thing is to finish thes infrastructure projects to be useful for the public. Thus enhancing the country’s economic growth. As per the music “My Way” as the former American President leaves, Duterte did it his way!