President Duterte Ban Use of Luxurious Cars; Orders Ministers and All Senior Public Officials to Use Motorbikes
President Rodrigo Duterte has banned all senior public officials from using fuel guzzling 4 x 4 cars and other luxury cars, ordering that all those cars in be seized and sold in a public auction and the money used to provide public goods and services.
The president further ordered that all ministers and senior state officials are to be supplied with a motor bike or any car that is less than 1200CC.
“This is a public service not a gravy train. Anybody who came here to make riches should quit and join the private sector. All ministers and senior statehouse officials are here to work not to seek obscene opulence.
“I don’t want to see them drive those big cars (4X4 guzzlers), if anyone insist please let them go buy their own cars provide their own fuel. To build this country like I promised during campaigns, we must make sacrifices and that includes sacrificing those unnecessary comforts for the small cars.
“I have ordered the police to impound any such big cars rode by state officials on the road & those officials be prosecuted. We are not here to rob the average Filipino but to make his life better.