President Rodrigo Duterte, whose term ends on Thursday (June 30) said he hopes that his successor will continue his projects that would make the Filipino people happy.
The President said it was up to his allies in the Senate to urge the incoming Marcos Jr. administration to push his unfinished programs. He was referring to Senator-elect JV Ejercito and his long-time aide Senator Christopher “Bong” Go.
“So I hope that the program, nandito man si senator — dalawa. Sana sila na ang mag-udyok sa administrasyon na hindi kalimutan yung mga proyektong naumpisahan na napakaganda,” Duterte said during the turnover of residential units to select uniformed workers in Davao City.
“I hope that the next administration will also continue the things that make our people happy. Although not all, but yung makita sila that we are doing something with the money of the people,” he added.
The 77-year-old Duterte said he “tried his best to provide for all,” but admitted this was just not possible.
He also recalled his attempt to give houses to “all sectors in our community.”
Duterte had vowed housing for typhoon victims, as well as for the members of the indigenous people (IP) community, and former rebels who surrendered to the government.
President-elect Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. earlier said he would continue the Duterte administration’s flagship infrastructure program “Build, Build, Build,” as well as drug war.
The infrastructure program, which was hoped to spur economic growth by providing jobs and boosting spending, has completed 15 out of 112 projects in the pipeline as of January this year, according to the Senate Economic Planning Office.