“Hindi po ako naniniwala na wala akong magawa. May magawa ako. Hindi naman siguro to eradicate corruption in its totality. But I think kami, Cabinet members, nandito man sila nakikinig, in our own — not small — but in our dedication, we would come up a very strong stand against corruption.
Eradication maybe a part but not all. Pero talagang hihirit ako. Ang una kong sinabi sabi ko yayariin ko kayo ‘yung sa PhilHealth at tinotoo ko talaga. Marami na ngayon sa kanila na tinanggal, ‘yung iba nag-resign.
But let me remind everybody in this government na your resignation will not save your neck. Alam mo bakit? You are not allowed to resign if there is a pending case against you. Mag-resign ka man hindi ka mag-report but then you would be summoned or subpoenaed not because you are already out of government but because for all intents and purposes you are still a part of government. You are not allowed to resign to escape liability.
Kasi nakita ko sa PhilHealth puro resignation dito, resignation doon. Sinasabi ko well maganda man ‘yan para makatulog ka siguro. Hindi ka na mag-report ng opisina. But if you think that it would save you from criminal prosecution or administrative because you are still considered an employee, that resignation will not help you at all. Let us be clear on that.”
~ President Rodrigo Duterte