Duterte orders 8888 hotline to be anonymous tip line

Duterte orders 8888 hotline to be anonymous tip line

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President Rodrigo Duterte reiterates that his campaign against illegal drugs and corruption will continue to gain momentum in his keynote speech during the awarding ceremony of the Ten Outstanding Young Men and Women of 2016 in Malacañang on December 12, 2016. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo

DAVAO CITY — President Rodrigo Duterte said the complaint center of the government should promote even anonymous tips to encourage more reports about government abuse in the agencies.

Duterte sought the help of the winners of the The Outstanding Young Men and Women (TOYM), who were awarded in simple ceremonies held in Malacañang last Monday.

According to the President, there is a need for leaders in various sectors to help report abuse in the government.

Kailangan tumulong kayo… and you have to report. You need not really tell me your name, just let me know, there is something a brewing in any of the agencies and departments, iyon lang. And there is an 8888… you can dial the number and just state out your statement or your truth. Without even mentioning your name, hindi na kailangan. And if you are… maybe, a little bit timid or afraid or outright… ayaw mo’ng gulo, maybe you can just buy a new SIM and throw it away after making the call; and I will take it from there.

Duterte said it is difficult to navigate in government especially when it is surrounded by the corrupt.

Alam mo mahirap itong korapsyon, and I intend to not really stop it, because nobody can even in other countries despite or in spite of their progress and bounty, they are still at it. Dito, tingin ko, what has really pulled our country down, even in the years to come — without attributing it to a particular administration, because that would be unfair.

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