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Duterte opens text hotline vs corruption
« on: October 10, 2016, 08:22:20 AM »
Duterte opens text hotline vs corruption
By Edith Regalado and Christina Mendez (The Philippine Star) | Updated October 9, 2016 - 12:00am

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – To get rid of corruption in government, President Duterte will open an anti-corruption text hotline and the complaints will be aired every morning over government-run PTV 4.

“I am opening a new daily program over PTV 4 that will be aired every morning and it will do nothing but run the complaints texted to the hotline that will be sent directly to Malacañang,” the President said during the National Banana Congress held at the SMX Convention Center at the SM Lanang Premiere here on Friday afternoon.

“Just let me know if there is corruption in a city hall, in the (application of) business permit…During my time (as mayor of Davao City), these are processed in three days.”

Duterte said he needs the help of every Filipino in the fight against corruption.

“I am pleading to the people. I promised you no corruption. But if I do not get your help, if you surrender, then there is nothing I can do. All you have to do is text what office, whether local or national, who is the official causing the delay, and I will call him or her to go to Malacañang for them to explain why,” he said.

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He lamented anew that the country would not progress if corruption and criminality are not properly addressed.

“What could bring us down is really corruption and criminality,” he said.

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