Delpan Sports Complex, Tondo, Manila
30 June 2016

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte joined hundreds of poor residents from Tondo in a solidarity dinner prepared by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

In his short remarks, President Duterte called on everyone to support his government, ensuring them that they will have a better life if they help and support his administration. He also said that he is not a promise maker but a man of his words.

The President gave a glimpse of the government’s plans for the poor such as ensuring the children’s education and using the funds of PAGCOR for healthcare services. He said all of the government’s funds would be used for the benefit of the Filipino people.

The President thanked the Manilenyo’s poor for helping him achieve the presidency and he has a simple wish for the people, that they may have jobs and that they will not starve.

President Duterte informed the people of the hotline number #8888 where they can report erring officials or air their complaints in the government. He once again remarked for his love of the country and people, “mahal ko ang bayan ko, mahal ko kayo.”

Newly sworn DSWD Secretary Judy Taguiwalo assisted the President in distributing food packs for the residents.

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