Manila Hotel, Ermita, Manila
February 26, 2019

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte called on the municipal mayors across the Philippines to continue working with the national government in combating illegal actions in the country as he spoke during the 2019 General Assembly of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) at the Manila Hotel.

In his remarks, President Duterte made it clear that he will always support and defend the local leaders as long as they fulfill their duties.

“Magtulungan tayo. Pag napasubo kayo performing your duty as Mayor… Ito totoo ito, if you commit something, the other agencies may characterize it as a crime but if you do it in accordance with the law… pero sa akin, kung mapasubo ka, tutulungan kita,” the Chief Executive said.

He also reiterated his administration’s stand against the illegal drug trade, where he warned those who continue to be involved in the unlawful business.

“The last three years of my term ngayon would be the most dangerous years for people who are into drugs. Dito pinakadelikadong panahon, kaya huwag na huwag ka talagang pumasok sa droga,” the President warned.

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