Corruption can’t be erased — Panelo

Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Secretary Salvador Panelo on Thursday said corruption will never stop even if Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte gets elected as president in 2022.

Panelo made the remark in his daily online program “Counterpoint” after President Rodrigo Duterte issued yet another warning against corrupt government officials in his pre-recorded speech last Monday night.

“In my opinion, it [corruption] will never end, even if Sara Duterte will be the next president. It will also be her problem – the corruption. She can, the way President Duterte is doing, reduce corruption but 100 percent? It’s difficult,” he said.

“Corruption will never disappear from the face of this earth. You can only reduce (it) to the barest minimum. But you will have to kick out, sue, and sack many people”, he added.

“I think the solution is spirituality. Because if you are spiritual, you will not be tempted with material things. It is easy to be religious, to go to church, it is very easy, just go to church.

But to be spiritual is to practice your belief in the Great Creator. To practice the teachings when we were young about honesty, humility, charity, respect and love,” he said.

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