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Oct 10, 2016
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What worked in Davao City will soon be implemented in the rest of the country.

When he was mayor of Davao City, President Rodrigo Duterte had the service-oriented local television program Gikan sa Masa, Para sa Masa (From the Masses, For the Masses).

Now that he's President, Duterte's show is going national as Mula sa Masa, Para sa Masa. He announced this during his speech at the National Banana Congress in Davao City last Friday, October 7.

Government and private sector policy makers, as well as other stakeholders of the country's banana industry, were present at the said event.

In any case, Duterte envisions an hour-long morning show that will serve as a platform for people who want to air their complaints about government services, reports Nestor Corrales in the Inquirer.

Rappler quoted Duterte as saying, "There is a, Malacañang TV, PTV 4, so may program ako diyan (I will have a program there). I'll give about every morning, one hour. Lahat ng Pilipino na nakatikim ng (All Filipinos who have experienced)—whether it's in the permit sa office of the mayor or an electrical clearance or a way of right already paid but unimplemented. I-text mo na lang yung name ng (Just text the name of the) government official."

Presumably, during the said show, Duterte will get in touch with the erring government official and will facilitate the resolution of the problem right then and there.

That sounds like an offer we can't refuse.

 

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