Duterte asks Tabogon folks to fight terrorism, drugs, corruption

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TABOGON, Cebu (May 20) — President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Sunday, May 20, called on the people of Tabogon here in Cebu to stand firm with his administration in shunning terrorism, criminality, illegal drugs and corruption.

President Duterte issued the call as he graced the annual town fiesta of the Municipality of Tabogon, north of Cebu.

“Let us stand firm in our shared mission of building a great nation free from the shackles of terrorism, criminality, illegal drugs and corruption,” Duterte told the residents of Tabogon led by his cousin Mayor Zigfred Duterte.

“Together, let us work relentlessly in overcoming these obstacles on our way to become a more progressive and comfortable society,” he added.

Duterte also urged the people of Tabogon to “be stronger and more determined in upholding excellence in the pursuits and enriching your identity and sense of patriotism.”

The President then reiterated his firm stance in eliminating illegal drugs.

“Ang droga will kill our nation someday… You reduce the young people of this country to crave for a chemical called shabu and make them inutile for the rest of their lives,” Duterte said.

He also expressed his assurance to the police and the military that they have his protection if they are implicated in the performance of their duty.

“Nilabay gyud ko. Ginatuyo ko na og naa ko’y maagihan nga munisipyo. Padulong ko sa Bacolod. Mag-inaugurate ko sa balay militar. Pagkahuman, mudiretso na ko sa Manila.

So gabi-i, diha ko sa siyudad sa Cebu. Bisita pud ko. Pero gusto nako mahimo lang, wa la’y panahon nga magpasalamat ko kaninyong tanan sa inyong tabang kanako.

The townsfolks of Tabogon were happy and thankful to the President for finding time to visit their poor town. Tabogon is a third class municipality located 80 kilometers north of Cebu City.

The President in his visit to the town’s covered court, ordered Special Assistant to the President Bong Go to facilitate the setting up of airconditioning units of the town’s covered court.

Tabogon Mayor Zigfred Duterte said the President also committed to help the town’s water system.

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