Watch: Full Press conference of Duterte (August 21, 2016)

President Rodrigo Duterte faced the media in the wee hours of Sunday in Davao City. The President talked about his war on drugs and corruption – and also revealed pieces of evidence linking Sen. Leila de Lima to the drug trade. He also ordered all appointive government posts vacant starting tomorrow, in line with his campaign for a clean government.




There are several parts of the press conference which are making headlines now:

  1. President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte earned praises from the Netizens after his strong and emotional answer to the foreign journalist who asked him about the alleged death squad in the Philippines.
  2. President Rodrigo Duterte announced that presidential appointees in all government agencies — including government corporations — must vacate their posts because of what he believes to be continued corruption in their offices.

  3. Duterte also challenges senator Leila De Lima on why she is trying to hide her driver
  4. President Rodrigo Duterte said that the list of lawmakers implicated in the multi-billion peso pork barrel scam of Napoles in 2013 should be revisited.




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