Senator Antonio Trillanes IV took a swipe on Tuesday at President Rodrigo Duterte and said not only did he fail to fulfill his promises to solve crime and eradicate corruption and illegal drugs in six months, but the problems even worsened.
"Klaruhin ko lang, ang mga pangunahing pangako nya na lulutasin nya ang crime, corruption at illegal drugs in 3 to 6 months, ay lalong lumala," Trillanes said.
"Nagkalat na ang mga killers ngayon sa lansangan. Pinakawalan nya rin ang lahat ng mga kaalyado nyang mandarambong. Sa iligal na droga naman, ni hindi nya mahanap o hindi hinahanap ang mga nasa likod ng 6.4 bn at 11bn peso shabu shipments," the senator said in a statement sent to reporters.
Trillanes also hit Duterte for saying he fulfilled all his promises except his promise to solve the traffic problem because he was not granted emergency powers by Congress.
"Papano sya bibigyan ng emergency powers, eh nung tinanong kung ano ba plano nila, wala silang maipakita. Gusto lang nya macorner ulit ng Davao group ang mga infra projects with the emergency powers," he said.
Duterte on Saturday said he had delivered on most of his promises, but addressing the appalling traffic situation along EDSA was not one of them.
"Wala akong pangako na hindi ko natupad except yang [traffic sa] EDSA. Nangako ako ng free tuition nandyan na ang batas, nangako ako ng free universal healthcare, pirmado ko na ang batas," Duterte said in a speech in Biñan City, Laguna.
The President then blamed Congress, which had not granted him the emergency powers needed to solve the traffic woes along the major thoroughfare.
According to a survey conducted by Social Weather Stations from Dec. 16-19, 2018, 48 percent of Pinoys think Duterte will deliver on his promises.
Thirty five percent believe he will fulfill "most" of his promises while 13 believe he will deliver "on all or nearly all."
Forty-six percent of the respondents believe Duterte can only fulfill “a few” of the promises can be fulfilled while six percent said "none or almost none". —KG, GMA News