PAGADIAN CITY – Ordinary citizens lauded President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration in implementing reforms after his landslide victory in the May 2016 elections.
Jean Rubia, carinderia owner and resident of Sta. Maria District said there is a big change that is happening in our country under Duterte’s administration.
“You will really notice the change that is happening in our country under the administration of President Duterte. Because of his strict implementation of the campaign against illegal drugs, thousands of self-confessed drug users/dealers have surrendered to authorities,” Rubia said in the local dialect.
Another good thing happening, according to her is the strict implementation of the nationwide curfew. Her two children, who used to go home late after playing computer games at internet cafes are now home early.
Meanwhile, Fimar Narciso, a truck man from Calingayan, Dumalinao, Zamboanga del Sur said with President Duterte’s fight against illegal drugs, he is optimistic that the Philippines will become a drug-free country.
“Sa umaabot nga panahon, safe ug secure na ang mga tawo tungod kay wala nay mga drug addict ug pusher nga nagpuyo sa atong nasud,” Narciso said.
(In the future, every person will be safe and secure because there will be no more drug addicts/pushers in our country.)
“I am glad that President Duterte fulfilled his campaign promise to eradicate the drug menace, criminality, and corruption in the country in 3-6 months,” Narciso concluded.