Duterte tells new leaders to prioritize public welfare
May 14, 2022 - Saturday 1:05 PM by GDMPresidential Photo
After the election dust has settled, President Rodrigo Duterte has called on the new set of elected officials to serve the Filipino people and prioritize public welfare above everything.
In his Talk to the People aired Thursday, Duterte congratulated in advance those who would emerge victorious in the 2022 elections and also thanked the losing candidates.
“I am hopeful that you will serve the Filipino people with all your heart and ability, and prioritize the welfare of the general public above everything,” the President said.
The outgoing chief executive also thanked the losing bets for their participation in the electoral process, hoping that although they weren’t fortunate, they would continue “to serve our people in your capacity as leaders in your respective sectors and communities.”
He also told the Filipino people: “You made the elections successful because you have made your will known by performing your sacred right and duty to vote.”
Duterte likewise lauded the efforts of the Commission on Elections (Comelec), soldiers, policemen, poll workers, and volunteers in ensuring the peaceful conduct of the elections.
Meanwhile, the President expressed hope that the Comelec would find time to investigate the reported election glitches to ensure the sanctity of the ballot.
The chief executive also called on Filipinos to unite as he concluded his term. “By noon of June 30, I invite the public to join me in running behind our new elected leaders so we can continue the difficult but rewarding task of building a stronger and more progressive nation,” he said.
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