President Rodrigo Duterte simply duped people with his campaign vow to end the illegal drugs problem within three-to-six months of his term.
Thus, said Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano when asked to react on Duterte’s statement Sunday wherein he asked the people to give him a six-month extension on his self-imposed deadline.
“They voted for [Duterte] because of this promise and he just deceived them,” Alejano said.
Alejano, who is part of the so-called legitimate Minority bloc in the House of Representatives (HOR), even recalled that the macho-talking President promised to vacate his seat in case he falls short of his promise.
“This just shows that we can’t trust his words. He easily takes back everything that he says,” the former Marine captain said.
Duterte has been president for around two and a half months. In that time span, some 700,000 drug suspects have voluntarily surrendered to authorities while some 3,000 people have been killed. [source]