President Rodrigo Duterte has announced that he would allot an hour-long morning show to people who want to air their complaints against government services.
"Now there is a Malacanang TV, PTV4, so may program ako dyan, I’ll give about, every morning, one hour," he said at the Banana Congress in Davao City.
"Lahat ng Filipino na nakatikim ng, whether it’s in the permit sa office of the mayor, or an electrical clearance or way of right already paid but unimplemented, i-text mo na lang. Your name, the government official, do not add your name," he added.
The move is not new to the President, who had a similar service-oriented program during his stint as Davao City mayor.
The idea of mounting a TV program and publishing a tabloid was raised in June by Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) chief Martin Andanar.
Duterte reiterated that it should not take too long for the public to process documents in government agencies.
"Sabihin na ninyo, may corruption dyan sa city hall, ‘yung business. Kasi ang business permit, sa panahon ko, three days, sa kanila ngayon, one month. Magbigay ka wala na talaga akong magawa. But if it just any sense at all, tulungan ninyo ako. Now I said, for each department, they are only given one month, lahat sila," he said.
"If you are made to go back and forth, magtext lang kayo. No more names. Magtext lang kayo, ako na ang bahala. Pag ‘di niyo ako tulungan wala talaga akong magawa para sa inyo. If you do not help me ferret out the bad guys. Eh di ‘wag kayong magcomplain ng corruption corruption," he added.
With this, Duterte warned government officials who do not comply with his directive.
"Ang sabi ko sa mga taga gobyerno eh, and I will see to it, you are dismissed. I do not give a sh-- if you are a director, or a general," he said. — BAP, GMA News