Handang makinig si Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte sa reklamo ng mga mamumuhunan kung sila’y mabibiktima ng mga tiwaling opisyal at kawani ng pamahalaan.
Iyan ang inihayag ng Pangulo sa pagharap nito sa mga negosyante sa Singapore kasabay ng kaniyang pagdalo sa ASEAN Summit sa naturang bansa.
Kahapon, sinaksihan ng Pangulo ang paglalagda ng sampung kasunduan sa pagitan ng Pilipinas at ng mga negosyante ng Singapore na nagkakahalaga ng isandaan at walumpu’t pitong (187) milyong dolyar.
Ayon sa Pangulo, maglalagay siya ng dedicated hotline para sa mga negosyante na mabibiktima ng pang-aabuso at pangongotong ng ilang mga tiwaling kawani ng gobyerno dahil nais niyang maging simple ang pagnenegosyo sa bansa.
“All of these things can be done with enough personnel there to follow it up and I assure you I will establish a line that’s very simple to follow. And if you have any misgivings, just call me. Especially if it’s about corruption, I will give you time to talk to me?”
“Do not give in to them. All you have to do is to make a call I said and I will grant you anytime especially about graft, about workers in government asking for money.”
“As long as you pay your taxes, just obey the laws, the environmental requirements are there and everything that would maybe bring in some complaints.”
“There are a set of laws to follow. If it’s followed, then we are okay and we can talk about business.? And I welcome you. I will give you, I assure you the protection that you need.”
“That is the only thing that you need to hear from me. That you are protected, that you can bring out your profits, that there will be law and order in your place and that you will not be visited by a lot of government people questioning this question that —- in the guise of inspection but for the reason that they are there because of the money.” Pahayag ng Pangulong Duterte