Bacolod City Government Center (BCGC) Football Field
Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
April 11, 2019

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte encouraged the Filipino people to vote for the candidates who possess the qualities of an honest public servant as he led the campaign rally of the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino – Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) party in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental.

In his speech, President Duterte underscored his administration’s accomplishments and formulated policies in order to give a comfortable life for all. He mentioned that the existence of graft and corruption, and the proliferation of illegal drugs hinder the progress of the Philippines as a nation.

“Ang pinakiusap sa iyo noon na huwag lang kayong pumasok sa corruption. Huwag ka nang magtanong kung bakit. Eh ito ba si Duterte malinis? Huwag na. Basta sa panahon ko huwag ‘yan,” he said.

In line with this, he sought the people to make use of the citizens’ hotline 8888 to report allegations of graft and corruption against government officials and their respective offices.

On the issue of national security, President Duterte stressed the importance of instilling peace and order and putting an end to communist insurgencies through peace talks.

Likewise, he advised the members of the uniformed personnel and his Cabinet to uphold the principle of impartiality and to stay neutral in the upcoming national and local elections.

A crowd of around 15,000 people braved the extreme weather to express their support for PDP-Laban’s local and senatorial candidates, as well as the party’s guest senatorial candidates.

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