Days before the filing of the certificate of candidacy, the opponents of Mayor Rodrigo Rodrigo are shaking in their boots so to speak even if the popular Mayor of Davao is still noncommittal of making a run for the Presidential election next year.
Obviously, the political opponents of the Mayor are monitoring the social media and the developments on the ground. It is no secret that thousands and thousands of people from all walks of life are urging, asking and begging Mayor Duterte to run for President. People nowadays are scared of the rising criminality brought about by a combination of several factors such as poverty, illegal drug trade, joblessness and uninspired police leadership.
How scared are they? Well, the black propaganda against Mayor Rodriogo Duterte intensifies to destroy his corruption-free image in the eyes of his followers and the undecided voters. Here’s one proof below.
But Mayor Rodrigo Duterte quickly dismissed the timing of the accusations from the Commission on Audit that he hired 11 thousand ‘ghost’ employees in 2014. He said that if indeed he is doing something illegal, why only now when the COA is holding office in the Davao City Hall?
Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said on his weekly television show “Gikan sa Masa, Para sa Masa” that he hired those high volume of city cleaners and garbage collectors to maintain the cleanliness of a big city like Davao.
Mayor Duterte defended the hiring of thousands of garbage cleaners and collectors by asking this, “You don’t expect plantilla workers to collect garbage, do you?” Plus, the city cleaners and garbage collectors works in three shifts.
In addition, Mayor Duterte created the SCAAs (Special Civilian Active Auxiliary) and pays soldiers for intelligence gathering purposes. Intelligence gathering cost money because this is a dangerous job mind you. That’s the price to pay in maintaining peace and order.
By the way, why the hiring a huge number of people that cost the city more or less 700 million pesos? For the uninitiated, Davao City has a total land area of 2,444 square kilometers. Compare that with the total land area of the entire Metro Manila, which stands at 638.6 square kilometers and I hope by now you have an idea why the need to hire those people.
The Commission on Audit suggests that the absence of guidelines by the Davao City government for the hiring of contractual workers makes it vulnerable to patronage politics.
Mayor Rodrigo Duterte countered that as the head of the local government, it is within his prerogative to hire contractual workers to maintain peace and order and keep his city clean.
What is your opinion about this?
Before I heard Rody Duterte like to run for President, emmediately it came to my mind that might him the same case as Jojomar Binay in Makati. Rody Duterte and his family served as local head in Davao City for more than 20 years the same as Jojomar Binay in Makati. It pictures in my mind that Rody Duterte has illegal activities during his term as Mayor.
That is an absurd comparison!! Jejomar Binay got rich and lived a lavished life while he was in control of Makati while Mayor Duterte maintained a simple lifestyle while at the same time made a liveable CIty out of broken beginnings. Mayor Duterte is right in saying Why now?! when the government had all the resources and manpower to make a credible case(If they even have one!). Natatakot na ba kayo mga Poe, Binay @ Roxas supporters?!! What a cheap and uneducated tactic… This is why I am voting for Duterte!! Wala kasi mapipili sa na unang nag deklara… #RespectDuterte
safest city in the world, the third place in the world who has 911 emergency and response service after USA and CANADA. what else? simple house, people like me who grew up in davao city loves him, and proud of him how he leads and transformed the killing field in asia into the safest city in the world. now tell me? what comes to your mind is probably…right or wrong? or just mere imagination based on words only?
Same case of binay? Halo mr. Daniel arcamo…binayaran ka ba? Wake up!! Mag pray ka nga baka mahimasmasan ka…tingin niyo kasi sa mga bisaya tlga mga mababang tao..mga arrogante kasi kala niyo matatalino kayong tao. Oo matatalino kayo gumawa ng mga kabalastugan…ano ba yong mga utak niyo gamitin niyo…huwag kayong swapang…tingnan niyo naman ang nakapaligid sa inyo.
alam ko mga Arcamo tubong chocolate hills pero sa likuran ng maraming TUBIGon
And 911 services are free. US and Canada have service fees
You obviously grew up in a world where graft and corruption is a culture; Where a world of crime and impunity is a routine in everyday life; a world outside Davao Mr. Arcamo.
OMG, do some research first before you compare. idiot comment.
magnilay nilay ka muna kapatid, o di kaya suriin mo muna ang mga pang yayari at mga nangyayari,, understood?
daniel arcamo kontento kna ba sa buhay mo ngaun?panatag kna ba sa kinabukasan ng mga anak mo o sa mga ssunod pang henerasyon kong ganito sistema particular dyan sa BOC? hoy gising…
On the contrary, he serves Davao with sincerity and with the true essence of public service given to his subjects, I’m a Davaoeño, and I witness what he had done that made Davao City being recognized and given awards in many fields. He is not corrupt like the ones you’re trying him to compare with. Ghost employee and contractual employee are not the same. God bless you.
For us Davaweno we are non tolerant to such an accusation and especially comparing our Mayor to the binays. The dogs of binay, roxas and poe are on the loose, ready to bite and throw any dirty things they can get hold to malign Mayor Duterte, not knowing that by doing so it will only strengthen our desire to vote Mayor Durterte as president for 2016.
Tama, ganun kasi ung mga kandidato nila, may mga gost…..
I mean, tama ka jan moises granada, mas all lang nilang ipinapaintindi sa tao n ung mga pinapaburan nilang mga kandidato ay may mga gost…….
Wake up Mr. Arcamo. Open your eyes and observe… Use a minor part of your brain called common sense!
Whatever they say my loyalty is always to mayor duterte for president in 2016!
Due to the big land area and large population of Davao City, many constituents of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte will always for work / job to survive – the less fortunate. So, the Mayor needs their service, while all the least fortunate cannot be given a positions in the City Hall. To meet half way, as Head of Local Government of Davao City, to employ them to earn income to support their families, while the Mayor needs their services to clean and beautify Davao City. Productively, you employs your constituents to serve the Local Government and get away with idle minds and hands by being a drug addicts, snatchers, hold-uppers, drug pushers, etc. That’s social justice: you ask and need job, the Mayor provides and seeks your services to protect, maintain and beautify Davao City… This move of the Mayor is actually a constructive, productive and holds social justice, than social problems… This scenario is quite opposite to what the Imperial Manila is doing with Yolanda Victims. The People of Tacloban City had been deprived of the charities and assistance given by philanthropists from other nations, even the medicines held and got expired due to greediness of these Government Officials in Imperial Manila… Today, it is but imperative to bring FEDERALISM in our country, to stop the greediness control of Imperial Manila… All regions has the right to retain their 70% income and 30% income will be given to the Central Government. Then the local government has the freedom to develop their own cities, municipalities and regions as a whole with full safety, security and control for more developments and improvements in the future like Davao City.
Kapwa ko Filipinino/a, Noon at Ngayon nakita nyo naman kung anong klase ang ating pamahalaan, Noong nagkaroon ng katastrpy sa Leyte and Samar, ano ang ginawa nila sa amin, At ano ang ginawa nila sa mga relief at mga donation sa ibang bansa, at marami pa kaming naririnig na Bahala na daw la kami sa buhay namin, At isa pa Romualdez daw ang taga Tacloban at Aquino ang Pres. ano ang ibig sabihin nyan? May malasakit ba ang ating pamahalaan tulad namin na nasalantaan ng bagyo?, Mabuti pa pabulukin ang mga relief at mga medicina kaysa ipamigay sa mga naghihirap sa Leyte…Ayan ang hindi namin malilimutan habang kami ay nabubuhay…God Bless to everyone…men.
di namin kayo kinalimutan dito sa davao…we feel your pain…
Run Duterte Run!why not?block propaganda
thrown on you.theirs no way to compare you to magnanakaw na Binay,what a shame this administration is bias,it’s not a democratic country,we are prisoneers of it,here comes the sincere,intelligent,Mayor Duterte who served as mayor for 20 yrs or more recognized by the people because of his excellent tract records,now what happened?pur Dios pur santos manahimik na kyo wla na ba kyo mabato ky Mayor puro negative nlng?dirty tactics bentang benta na ,Ayusin Nyo nlng pangampanya Nyo Pra May ma guyo pa uli kyo kahit di na kyo pinag kakatiwalaan ng taong bayan.ma consensya kyo nakatingin c lord sa inyo,gusto lng ng maraming Tao ng tunay na pagbabago,period!
It’s Unstoppable now … It does not matter how black or dirty u play ? Go give them some more .. The Filipino around the globe has spoken .. It’s time for global change to the Filipino Politics .. It’s Pure straight up! From North to South .. It’s Duterte-Marcos 2016
“Patronage politics”?… The Mayor need not to be patronize… He did not create jobs fornhim to be elected/re-elected for position…Even without campaigning in Davao City, the Mayor will gain land slide votes… What he did was simply providing the people of Davao to have means of living, thus easing out poverty…
In fairness naman po sa side nang COA, (I am an auditort btw) our findings in a form of audit management observations (AOM) are more likely just a mere observation and such, just needs an explanation from the management. It was not the intention if the commission to put dirt on duterte’s name. I also believe that the said AOM was from 2014. I don’t know about the people who brought this up on the media but im pretty sure that this was no COA doings. Most of us are pro duterte too.
Thanks for clarifying that. Kalaban obviously ang nagpalabas nyan.
Bobotantes lang maniniwala dyan
I am working miles away from home i want my family safe when i am not around. And the only one who can make 80% of criminals drug addict kasama mga olol n police o mga nanonongkolan sa pamahalaan na korakot. DUTERTE IS THE 1 Sa kamay na BAKAL TAU hinde sa BAKAL na MUKHA
Kwarta ray hilig sa among mayor oi! Yung may ari ng site puro ka sira, di kaba nabayaran ni adsense? o binayaran kana ni poe,binay at mar? haha Post pa ng masama kay duterte ng ma fake traffic ko yung site mo at ma ban ka kung san ka nag aaffliate!
Dinedepensahan ko pa nga si Mayor. Palihug ko ug basa. Ang politiko.com.ph mao na website affiliated with Mar Roxas.
That is the proper way to manage the money of the people. Bring the money back to the people in exchange for their services and infra-structures, not in someone’s pocket. That is why Davao’s economy is better.
Let’s make it Duterte-Marcos. Taga Luzon ako but I will vote for duterte because of his trak record.
We filipino stop being hypocrite, wot Poe can do about drugs and criminality,NOTHING! Wot Roxas can do about it, alam nga daw nya gusto nyo samahan pa kayo, wot the fuck do you think of us filipinos idiot, Duterte has already plan on this, my nagawa na at my magagawa pa, this is the very critical problem our nation facing rigthnow, if the next president can stop all of this, bubuti ang buhay nating mga filipino
DU30 for President!!! Ang nakakatakot lang pag nagkaroon ng MAGIC sa bilingual. Kaya sana bantayan ng taong bayan. Kailangan natin ngayon isang matigas at may panininindigan president… Walang iba kundi si DU30!!!