President Rodrigo Duterte criticized Senator Franklin Drilon and denied that his ‘Build, Build, Build’ program was a failure.
In an exclusive interview with GMA News, President Duterte said that people can see the progress of BBB if they travel around the country.
Duterte also said that the Senate Minority Leader doesn’t know how to count.
“You can see it for yourself, ilang airport? Ngayon when you travel around, look at Luzon….Because of statements that are out of tune, hindi mo pa pinagawa sinasabing may corruption diyan, e di wag na lang,” said Duterte.
“He does not really know how to count. If it’s a statement just in derision, we can’t do anything about that, that’s free. I said, well, people judge best when they condemn,” he added.
Drilon criticized ‘Build, Build, Build’ earlier pointing out that only nine of the 75 flagship projects of the Duterte administration have started its construction.
“We have only two years and a half years left of this administration, I don’t think any substantial progress in so far as the program is concerned will be achieved as I would repeat the execution is simply dismal,” the senator told reporters.
To defend the current administration, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said that there was no infrastructure made during the administration of former President Benigno Aquino III, a political ally of Sen. Drilon.
Aside from criticizing BBB, Drilon also wanted to investigate the “extravagant” spending of the government for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, mentioning why the admin spent P50-M for a single piece of cauldron that only going to be used once.