7 months ‘Serve the people, practice transparency, shun corruption,’ Duterte tells newly-elected officials MB
By Genalyn Kabiling Newly-elected government officials should serve and protect the people, practice transparency and accountability, and shun corruption, President Duterte said recently. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte (ROBINSON NIÑAL JR. / PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) At the recent oath-taking of dozens of new lawmakers and other local government officials in Malacañang, the President reminded the new public servants that corruption has no place in government. “Let me just shorten our oath of office in two sentences — actually it’s just — we swear to preserve the Republic of the Philippines and to defend the people. That’s the long and ... more