Press Release
June 1, 2016

Cayetano to Gov't officials: Shape up or ship out

"Sa ilalim ng administrasyong Duterte, hindi na pwede ang mga opisyales na korap, mabagal at pateka-teka. Its either they shape up or ship out. They have one month."

This was the warning issued by Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano to all officials currently working in government, now that Davao City mayor Rodrigo "Rody" Duterte has been officially proclaimed as the next president of the Philippines.

The incoming administration under Duterte will assume office on July 1, 2016. Cayetano said that government officials and employees should use the time before Duterte's inauguration to prove their worth to the people, whom he said have high expectations from the new government.

Agents of change

"Sanay si Presidente Duterte sa mabilis na aksyon at matapang na solusyon. We must therefore match his political will and the people's expectations for real change by making sure that we become the best agents of change," Cayetano said.

Days are numbered for the corrupt

Cayetano also warned corrupt public officials that their days are numbered.

"Kayong mga kurakot sa gobyerno, bilang na ang araw ninyo. Kung hindi ninyo kayang magbago, umalis na kayo sa pwesto ninyo. The Duterte government will give no quarter for the corrupt," Cayetano said. Duterte's legislative agenda

The senator, for his part, reassured the public that he will remain supportive of Duterte's plan of ending the disorder in the country by pushing for his legislative agenda in the Senate.

"I have always believed in President-elect Duterte's vision and leadership. I will help him by pushing and passing laws that are necessary for him to build a government that will be truly responsive to the people's needs and aspirations," Cayetano concluded.

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