“It has been three years since I took my oath of office and it pains me to say that we have not learned our lesson… For every transaction, a commission. For every action, extortion… and a request that goes on and on—endlessly and shamelessly.
“If all moneys and revenues due government are collected in good faith, marami tayong pera. I’m telling you as President, marami tayong pera para ‘extra money’ to uplift the mass of Filipinos who are suffering.
“Let me ask you… When will corruption end?”
— President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, SONA 2019