Tom Villarin: Hell a lot better than Duterte’s rule


Change has made the country’s conditions so dire, according to this opposition solon.

Former Akbayan Rep. Tom Villarin remains shocked and harassed with what President Rodrigo Duterte had to say three years into his reign. This time, the critic was bashing Duterte for nonchalantly telling police to take bribes and gifts despite a Constitutional prohibition on such.

“Telling cops to accept bribes, ignore anti-graft laws then publicly showering them billions of intel funds to do their jobs? That’s how very low PDuterte treats law enforcers; how so venal he spends taxpayers’ money,” Villarin said in disbelief.

He was so disappointed that he added: “If this is governance, then hell is a lot better.”