According to Astorga, who now worked as Full Professor and Chair at University of Portland, the President-elect must clear himself first of his own cases of corruptions.
Pres. Rody Duterte earlier confirmed to the media his plans to allow ordinary Filipinos to call him directly and report about corruptions among government officials but the statement made by the President got some harsh reactions from his critics.
Astorga noted on her Facebook post that the President should abide the law first particularly with regards to his SALN.
Netizens were quick to defend Mayor Duterte, because according to them all the statement released by Astorga were mere allegations and nothing were proven in any court of law.
Here's the Complete Statement of the former Ateneo Professor:
THE 24 HOUR HOTLINE SHOULD ALL BE DIRECTED TO HIM.
THE PRESIDENT ELECT MUST FIRST CLEAR HIMSELF OF HIS OWN CASES OF CORRUPTION!
There is something HOLLOW about his call for people to report corruption. It is not only hollow, it is HYPOCRITICAL! He himself has not signed a bank waiver for complete transparency on his alleged wealth.
Has he abide by the law regarding his SALN, or does he have undeclared financial possessions and properties? If he does, he should be disqualified from any government service for life! He is not legally qualified to be president if he has violated SALN.
This man is so deeply conflicted, that one cannot trust his word, much less his action. Lately he reneged on his promise of eliminating crime in 3- 6 months. Wasn't this the reason why 16 million were hoodwinked in voting for him because of his promise of a blitzkrieg solution to crime. Shouldn't we press on him to resign as he promised if crime is not eliminated in 3-6 months?
I believe that we should. Let us get this man pay the cost of his word!
Source: Christina Astorga
Former Ateneo Professor Slams Duterte Planned 24-Hour Direct Hotline Reviewed by Phil Newsome on 6/29/2016 Rating: