Alam mo as you see — if you listen very carefully sa mga pinag-usapan namin dito, it’s all geared towards a governance na to take care of the citizens, republic. Lahat ho namin ginagawa.
At huwag ho kayong maniwala. Ako na ‘yung nagsasabi sa inyo. Iyong mga test-test na ‘yung sabi nila ‘yung — they unfairly dragged the name of Secretary Duque — hindi ho tototo ‘yon. Ang nagbili noon ang Budget pati ‘yung Office of the President mismo.
Sinadya ko ‘yon para madali. Tinanggal ko nga doon kasi overworked na ang Health Department. Ginawa ko ‘yon para mabilis. Itong mga bidder na ito, who offered a lower price, never, never participated in the bidding.
At ngayon ‘yung matapos na, ‘yon ang nagrereklamo offering a lower price hoping that we would ignore the bidding and go for their price. Ito ‘yung mga g*** na ito, when they were first approached, mahal. Ngayon may bidding, hindi sila sumali, then suddenly after that — and may I inform Senator Drilon and Ping Lacson and everybody — ganun ang nangyari.
We will have a report coming your way and that is the stand of the Office of the President. Kami ho ang nag-utos niyan na dito na sa Budget para pag-release ng pera madali, diretso na.
It so happened that we have some — talagang mga bs na tao, at kayo maniniwala kaagad. You better wait for the official report at least for respeto. A little respect coming from the Office of the President kasi sinadya ko ‘yan.
Right at the beginning, you must have heard, sinabi ko, “itong pera na ito at binigay ng Congress, huwag na huwag ninyong gamitin,” I said, I even used the word, “do not f*** with it,” kasi sabi ko emergency ito.
Itong mga bidding for a — for as long as we are in a democracy at sinasabi ko na nga ho sa inyo, tanggalin ninyo ‘yang lowest bid. The lowest bid is the culprit of all corruption be it national o local. Tanggalin ninyo ‘yan, maghanap kayo ng ibang paraan.
Kasi ‘yang bidding na ‘yan, people go around just to make money without really the things that they want to — to participate in a bid which is non-existent insofar as they are concerned.
They are using ‘yung mga cornering of contracts tapos go into a bidding. And we can explain that carefully.
Itong si Senator Drilon sabi niya, “I want where the money went.” Well, you will have the explanation and better believe it because ‘yon ang totoo. Hindi naman kami nambobola.
We, I said, we do not — sinabi ko, do not f* with the people’s money with more reason that we will not f* with the money that are given us.