MONTALBAN, Rizal—Presidential aspirant Senator Manny Pacquiao on Thursday said he would appoint CIBAC party-list Representative Bro. Eddie Villanueva as corruption czar if he wins the presidency in the May 2022 elections.
"Nagkausap kami ni Eddie Villanueva, gustong-gusto ko ang plano niya sa pagsugpo ng corruption. Kung sakali manalo ako sa pagkapangulo, sana tanggapin niya ang paanyaya na gawin ko siyang corruption czar," Pacquiao said in a media briefing in Montalban, Rizal.
(I had a talk with Bro. Eddie Villanueva, I truly want his plan in fighting corruption. If I win the presidency, I hope he would accept my offer to appoint him as corruption czar.)
"Unang una may takot sa Panginoon, hindi magko-compromise. At alam ko lahat ng gagawin namin ay para sa Panginoon at para sa bayan," he said when asked why he would appoint Villanueva as corruption czar.
(First of all, he has fear of the Lord, he does not compromise. And I know everything that we will do will be for God and country.)
Pacquiao was accompanied by his wife Jinkee during his courtesy call on Rodriguez Mayor Tom Hernandez at Montalban Municipal Hall.
Changes in two years
Pacquiao said the country will see significant changes in two years with Villanueva at the helm of the corruption fight.
"I will give him the full authority, especially to create, and to enforce also para mag-aresto, magpakulong ng mga corrupt (to arrest and send to jail those who are corrupt)," he said in a media briefing in San Mateo, Rizal.
"Sa tingin namin in two years malaki ang pagbabago. Makikita niyo na ang malalaking pagbabago," Pacquiao added.—AOL, GMA News