Duterte to SC: Go after firms delaying gov't projects


Posted at May 16 2017 08:27 AM

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President Duterte on Tuesday called on the Supreme Court to address companies that attempt to delay government projects if they lose public biddings.

"Itong bidders, if A wins the bid and B and C [lose], they're going to file a case, not really asking for justice. I am now addressing myself to the judiciary, do not, do not for Christ's sake, play with TROs (temporary restraining orders)," he said.

"TRO ka nang TRO tapos nade-delay [ang project], I am telling you, do not force me to disobey you... You do not decide, we decide what is good for this country sa projects. You are there to interpret the law."

Duterte issued the statement in a speech after arriving in Davao City from his official visit in China.

ANC, 16 May 2017