President Rodrigo Duterte, in a speech before the members of the 403rd infantly Brigade in Bukidnon, he revealed his threat to Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial over the slow procurement of medical equipment for military hospital.
Duterte frustrated over the slow procurement of medical equipment for soldiers, noting that they have yet to arrive even if he ordered them early on in his term.
“Sinabi ko kay Ubial, ‘Do it in 60 days, or do it this month. Kung hindi ninyo palitan yang procurement, kayo ang palitan ko,” Duterte said.
President Duterte believed that no reason for the purchases to be delayed if there is no anomaly in the bidding process.
“Don’t give me that s*** about a bidding process. Eh kung wala naming magnanakaw diyan sumasali, bakit patagalin ninyo ang ganun? Sabi ko, Change the procurement or I will change you,” The President said.
Duterte has repeatedly promised soldiers they will have the best equipment while he’s in office.