MANILA — Malacañang on Wednesday said President Rodrigo Duterte has no plans to establish a revolutionary government during his term.
In a statement, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella pointed out that the President is just musing out loud over an alternative approach to resolving hindrances to progress when he made the remarks.
“The President’s remarks on a ‘revolutionary government’ is an approach to resolving the country’s endemic and structural problems hindering genuine progress. However, PRRD made it clear that he will not establish a revolutionary government under his administration,” Abella said.
In his speech Tuesday during the mass oath-taking of newly-appointed officials in Malacañang, Duterte said the Philippines needs a revolutionary government instead of martial law to really stop corruption.
“I was not joking but I am not into it. For the Philippines to really go up, sabi ko, ang kailangan ng mga tao is not martial law,” he said.
“Go for ginawa ni Cory (Aquino), revolutionary government. Na you declare all positions of the government vacant and change all. Ang mali lang kasi ni Ma’am Aquino was ibinigay niya uli sa mga politiko,” the President said.
“Pero huwag kayong magtingin sa akin, hindi ako pwede diyan,” Duterte said.