"In the past, our government verged on failure because those who were in the position to help deliberately made wrong decisions which favored only themselves," Duterte said in a speech delivered before members of the Philippine Military Academy in Baguio.
As a result of the supposed intentional mistakes of previous government officials, "the rest of the nation is threatened by the widening gap between the rich and the poor, crime, corruption, criminality, and illegal drugs," Duterte said.
Aside from working to "ensure that basic human services are available to all," the commander-in-chief also rallied for the support of uniformed officials in order to fulfill his campaign promise of a "comfortable life" for all Filipinos.
"I really need the help of everyone, especially the military, not for social control but to protect the citizens from the lawless, the reckless, and the selfish."
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