The National Officers of PDP Laban manifested their support to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s call for a fair and objective inquiry into allegations of corruption that should not be conducted for purposes of persecution but solely for fact-finding.
They said the inquiry is not based on speculations, conjecture, assumptions, and political propaganda.
“We laud Senator Christoher Go’s statement of willingness to resign if allegations of corruption are established as a matter of fact. We challenge those who are making the allegations or making use of the allegations to likewise resign from government—if they cannot prove by factual evidence that there was indeed corruption,” they said in a statement.
“We bear witness to the sincerity of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte in fulfilling his duty as President”, they added.
The officials of the political party said this is best exemplified by his advocacy against illegal drugs and criminality, which has given the Filipino people hope that these menaces can be neutralized.
They stressed that they support President Duterte’s decisive action against Narco-Politics, which in the past has given protection to drug lords and crime syndicates as exemplified by the special privileges enjoyed by big time criminals detained at the National Bilibid Prison.
“We join the overwhelming majority of Filipinos who trust and approve President Duterte’s leadership, not only in dealing with criminality but also in addressing the current Covid-19 pandemic. This support is validated by the latest published OCTA survey showing that 8 percent of Filipinos approve of the Covid-19 response of the National Government,” they said.
“We commiserate with the officials of the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM). These Departments are at the forefront of the government efforts in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. To discredit them unjustly hinders their service delivery. If the political opposition has proof of corruption in the DOH and DBM, they should file the necessary charges instead of causing undue harm by fomenting intrigue to discredit the administration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte,” they added.
The PDP-Laban officers also call on the people to be vigilant and discerning—to not be swayed by rhetoric and empty promises of those who want to gain political mileage as we near the coming National Elections.*PR