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Monday, July 25, 2016

Better lives for members of AFP, Du30 assures

By Jocelyn P. Alvarez

ZAMBOANGA CITY - Members of the Armed Forces of the country were inspired by President Rody Duterte when he assured them of an improvedquality of life in his regime.

During his visit here on Thursday, the President spoke tidbit of his plans not only to help boost the morale of the country’s uniformed men but to improve the lives of their families as well, when it comes to imponderable situations.

“I will look for money , at kayo, pag nagka problema,- asawa, kapatid na may cancer, huwag na kayo pumasok dyan sa kung ano-ano para magka utang (If you’ll have problems like your wives, sibling having cancer, do not go to loan sharks), just go to your commanding officer and he will call me, and  I will find ways to  help you.” These strongly worded and sincere lines touched the hearts of security forces and made them almost teary.

“Pagka medyo mabigat alam nyo na marami yan, patay, tuition, whatever, cancer, ipaalammolangsa akin and I will help you,” he went on to say, a striking irony coming from a perceived “Berdugo” (executioner, hangman) of Mindanao-turned-President of the country.President Duterte is now enjoying 91% confidence level of the Filipino people as per latest survey.

The Preseident also spoke of his plans to sell the presidential yatch (BRP-Pag-asa) and use the proceeds to rehabilittate V. Luna General Hospital also known as the AFP General Hospital.

“Kaya nga sana noon ipagbilikoyungPag-asa to rebuild yungV.Luna, pero sabi nila, no takers kasiluma, mahina,” the president said. (that’s why, before, I thought of selling the Pag-asa to rebuild V.Luna, but they say there are no takers because it’s old and weak)

He enumerated his plans for what he called  “of no use”  Pag-Asa yatch saying  “I will either convert it into a hospital, tingnan ko lang how much I would spend, gawain ko yang hospital ninyo,” and said he would station it “to wherever the fighting is.”

“Sirain ko lang yung loob, lagyan ko ng operating rooms. Ganyan ang gawain ko, walang silbi yang barko na yan eh, so pakinabangannalngnatin.But If someone is willing to buy it, ang kita nyan, maasahan ninyo, I will rebuild V.Luna. I will complete it.”

President Duterte also plans to construct additional building inside the AFP Medical Center and furnish it with state of the art medical equipment.

 “You’ll have the comparatively best medical treatment. It will have, everything! CT scan,kungano man yang imaging na yan. I wil spend money and we will improve the hospital, whatever is immediate and urgent that needs to be there,” he concluded.