Former President Rodrigo Duterte hints at his possible return to public service in his message to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Benjamin Abalos Jr.
In his video greeting to Abalos, Duterte offered his expertise in fighting illegal drugs, saying he would never hesitate to assist the secretary.
“Kung kailangan mo ako, paalamin mo lang ako. Kung gusto mo ubusin ang adik sa Maynila, itapon mo sakin, ako na bahala,” the tough talking former president said.
Duterte clarified that he was joking but might consider helping if the situation becomes serious.
“Just the same, kung magka-leche leche. Nandiyan ako. Tawagan mo lang ako. Walang problema,” he said.
He also praised the dedication of Abalos as a public official.
Abalos served as the chairman of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) under the Duterte administration before being appointed by President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. as the head of DILG.