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PRRD won’t give credits about his admin’s accomplishments


President Rodrigo Roa Duterte stated on Thursday that he has no intention of taking credit for his administration's achievements. When asked about the legacy he could leave once his tenure ends in June next year, he made the statements.


In a surprise conversation with reporters in Antipolo City, Rizal, Duterte credited his administration's achievements to his Cabinet's hard work and commitment.


“I will not crow about it in public because the public would say, that’s not your money so you can’t brag about it” he said on the sidelines of the inauguration of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) Line 2 East Extension Project at the Antipolo Station.


Duterte stated that his duty as the country's president is to simply highlight the government's accomplishments, including the long-awaited inauguration ceremonies of the LRT-2 East Extension Project.


The LRT-2 East Extension Projects involves the construction of a four-kilometer extension of the existing LRT-2 system from Santolan, Pasig City to Masinag in Antipolo City, Rizal. Marikina and Antipolo stations are the two new stations that will open on Thursday. The two new stations will be able to handle an extra 80,000 people, bringing the total daily passenger capacity of LRT-2 to 320,000 from 240,000 before.


Duterte said he attended the event just to “mention what were the projects completed without necessarily attributing the miracle to me.”


“Worker ako ng government. Nagtrabaho lang ako so wala ako dapat ipagyabang (I’m a worker of the government. I’m just doing my job so I don’t have to brag). Nandito lang ako (I’m just here) to say that it is completed. But after that, I will shut up,” he said.


Every year, the Philippine President gives a Status of the Nation Address (SONA), in which he reports on the state of the nation, lays out the government's plan for the following year, and uses the occasion to encourage Congress to approve priority legislation.


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