Xavier Sports and Country Club, Cagayan de Oro City
September 9, 2017

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte reiterated his stance against corruption in his speech during the Closing Ceremony of the 26th Mindanao Business Conference (MINBIZCON) in Cagayan de Oro City.

Addressing business executives and government officials, the President stressed how serious he is on eliminating graft and corruption under his administration.

“Now, I gave you my commitment when I won that there will be no corruption as I have told you. And if you can smell one with my daughter who is the mayor of Davao City and then Pulong who could prove supposed irregularities,” he said.

“I said I’m willing to resign immediately. I do not have illusions of the presidency perpetrating in power… There will be no corruption and everybody has to follow, including Mindanao,” he added.

President Duterte assured the public that the government is committed to fight terrorism and eliminate illegal drugs. He also bared plans to aid the reconstruction and rehabilitation of war-torn Marawi City and urged for the cooperation of the private sector.

“I therefore ask everyone in this conference to continue supporting the government programs and initiatives. Rest assured that the government will continue listening to your inputs and suggestions,” he said.

“With your cooperation and our people’s support, I am confident that we will create a more prosperous and progressive Mindanao,” the President ended.