Hours after the cabinet meeting, President Duterte attended a solidarity dinner together with the urban poor community in. My adherence to due process and the rule of law is uncompromising. Let me remind in the end of this talk, that I was elected to the presidency to serve the entire country. He also said that the campaign against drugs and criminality would be relentless and sustained within the bounds of the law. I was not elected to serve the interests of any one person or any group or any one class.
I am elated by the expression of unity among our Moro brothers and leaders, and the response of everyone else to my call for peace. It is also the global lingua franca, and the international language of commerce and knowledge. True, but not absolutely so. Earlier in May, we also asked netizens to help. I need not go into specifics now.
On the international front and community of nations, let me reiterate that the Republic of the Philippines will honor treaties and international obligations. President Rodrigo Duterte will be officially sworn-in for his term on Thursday, June 30 and Facebook will live be streaming the entire event. However, there are certain policies and specifics of which cannot wait for tomorrow to be announced. The fight will be relentless and it will be sustained. Erosion of faith and trust in government — that is the real problem that confronts us. It is the people from whom democratic governments draw strength and this administration is no exception. But the change, if it is to be permanent and significant, must start with us and in us.
You mind your work and I will mind mine. Veronica was joined by her 3 siblings, , and Sebastian. We will hold you to that, Mr. No leader, however strong, can succeed at anything of national importance or significance unless he has the support and cooperation of the people he is tasked to lead and sworn to serve. There are two quotations from revered figures that shall serve as the foundation upon which this administration shall be built.
Meanwhile, the president also supports the proposal to hold parents legally accountable when their children break the law. But the change, if it is to be permanent and significant, must start with us and in us. According to the program, the newly-inaugurated president would give a speech, a few choice remarks. For I see these ills as mere symptoms of a virulent social disease that creeps and cuts into the moral fiber of Philippine society. Do them and we will work together.
The fight will be relentless and it will be sustained. But come and join me just the same. His incendiary rhetoric and advocacy of extrajudicial killings to stamp out crime have alarmed many who hear echoes of an authoritarian past under the dictator Ferdinand Marcos. But of course, it is not to say that we will ignore them because they have to be stopped by all means that the law allows. I know that there are those who do not approve of my methods of fighting criminality, the sale and use of illegal drugs and corruption. These slogans were conceptualized not for the sole purpose of securing the votes of the electorate. That is why I have adapted as an article of faith, the following lines written by someone whose name I could no longer recall.
It is one thing to start on the right foot. I serve every one and not only one. Let me remind in the end of this talk, that I was elected to the presidency to serve the entire country. Rody Duterte: President Fidel Ramos, sir, salamat po sa tulong mo thank you for your help making me President; President Joseph Ejercito Estrada; Senate President Franklin Drilon and the members of the Senate; Speaker Feliciano Belmonte and the members of the House of Representatives; Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Associate Justices of the Supreme Court; His Excellency Guiseppe Pinto and the members of the Diplomatic Corps; incoming members of the Cabinet; fellow workers in government; my fellow countrymen. I abhor secrecy and instead advocate transparency in all government contracts, projects and business transactions from submission of proposals to negotiation to perfection and finally, to consummation. Love of country, subordination of personal interests to the common good, concern and care for the helpless and the impoverished — these are among the lost and faded values that we seek to recover and revitalize as we commence our journey towards a better Philippines. Hindi kasali ito diyan This is not part of my speech.
I know that there are those who do not approve of my methods of fighting criminality, the sale and use of illegal drugs and corruption. After the inauguration rites, President Duterte will deliver his Inaugural Address. I was not elected to serve the interests of any one person or any group or any one class. But the change, if it is to be permanent and significant, must start with us and in us. I know what is legal and what is not.