Duterte warns courts to stop issuing TROs

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte during his press conference on Tuesday in Davao City reiterated his tirade against corruption in government , this time focusing his ire at judges and the court system.

After the announcement of his final picks for his official family, Duterte discussed alleged corruption involved in the issuance of temporary restraining orders by the courts.

“I will be harsh. Basta corruption, I will be harsh. I am telling everybody. And I am sending somebody to the Supreme Court and I really don’t know kung sino ang kausapin doon to stop this practice of the judiciary, TRO nang TRO. And you cannot implement a project, you cannot go ahead even if there is the advice already because there is a TRO,” he growled.

Duterte then alleged that there were judges who received bribes to halt developmental projects. “And the TRO simply means money for the judges. They have to stop it,” he said.

Duterte then went on to say that any project he approves automatically meant it was not tainted by corruption.

“When I certify, as President, that everything is okay, kapag mag-go signal ako, ibig sabihin niyan, walang corruption, that no money changes hands there,” he said.

“Kung hindi kayo maniwala, wala akong pakialam. Basta ang pagkaalam ko, pinili ako ng Pilipino para sa trabahong ito. And sad to say na I was elected not really because they want me as a President na ano but simply to put a stop sa crime, corruption, and drugs,” Duterte said.

Credit: GMA Network news

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