Here’s what Tito Sotto about Duterte’s ‘I offered to resign’ statement
Senate President Tito Sotto expressed his reaction to the offer of President Rodrigo Duterte to resign.
In 2016, Duterte, a mayor from Davao City, reigned supreme over his prominent political opponents for the highest position in the Philippine government. From that, he laid down all his plans for the country and it was easy for many to support him.
However, it is also undeniable that the President has a lot of critics. One of his main goals as the Chief Executive is to eradicate the corruption in government agencies.
Despite this has a known good effect for the people of the Philippines, it is still a fact that corruption is still happening. In line with this, during his recent televised address, President Duterte said that he “offered to resign as president“.
He admitted that he can’t fight corruption because of there is a “resistance”. This garnered various reactions from the online community. Because of this, the #PaalamDuterte became the top Twitter trend on Tuesday.
It has been part of the campaign of his critics to urge him to resign and let Vice President Leni Robredo assume his position. However, supporters of the Chief Executive are still rallying behind his back.
Senator Tito Sotto also shared his reaction to this trending statement of the President. Based on the recent Twitter post of ABS-CBN reporter Sherie Ann Torres, the Senate President said that those government officials who are corrupt should resign and not Duterte.
Sotto also pointed out that the Chief Executive was chosen by the people and that “he cannot turn his back on the specified task by the Filipinos! I don’t think he means it.”
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