No plan for revolutionary gov't, Duterte reiterates

Vivienne Gulla, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 11 2019 04:37 AM

BULACAN - President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday thumbed down calls to declare a revolutionary government.

“Kaya man ‘yung isa, I’m sure nabasa ninyo ‘yon. They go around selling the idea of a revolutionary government at ako raw ‘yung --- I will head it. My God, you can disabuse that… Hindi ako ganun na pagkatao. I’m a lawyer and I should know where I belong. I will stay to the last day of my term. Then I will step down,” he said in a speech during the groundbreaking of a school in Bulacan.

Duterte first floated the idea of setting up a revolutionary government in 2017 amid alleged destabilization efforts by his enemies.

He then said he would set up a revolutionary government and declare all positions vacant if the country descends into chaos.

But the President later backtracked on his threat, saying he would pursue other tactics to go after alleged destabilizers.

Duterte led the groundbreaking ceremony for Gen. Gregorio del Pilar National High School in Bulakan, Bulacan.

The government will spend P156.4 million for the construction of 3 4-storey buildings in the school, which will have 60 classrooms.

Gen. Gregorio del Pilar National High School is seen to decongest the 4 secondary schools in the Municipality of Bulakan and address the lack of a public high school in the central portion of the municipality.

Its construction will begin on Jan. 14 and is expected to be completed on Nov. 9, 2019.

The Department of Education (DepEd) also presented to the President a miniature model for the Pandi National High School, which will be built in Siling Bata, Pandi, Bulacan on Jan. 14.

The school, worth P177.1 million, will have 80 classrooms and is expected to be completed on Oct. 5, 2019.

It is seen to address the classroom backlogs stemming from the establishment of 5 relocation areas in Pandi, which caused a 33 percent surge in enrollment in V. Ramirez-Cruz High School from 2015 to 2017.