CEBU CITY, Philippines–Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Dino said it is his duty to safeguard President Rodrigo Duterte from pundits, particularly the individuals who think nothing about the issues the president is confronting.
In a question and answer session on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, Dino explicitly lashed out at Cebu City Councilor Joy Augustus Young, who reprimanded Duterte's answer for Cebu's traffic issue.
In his visit to Cebu last Sunday, January 19, 2020, during the Sinulog stupendous motorcade at the Cebu City Sports Center, Duterte said that Cebu City is an old city and thusly, it is hard to augment its streets to ease traffic blockage.
He at that point proposed that over-the-ground trains be worked rather, and more bridges built.
Youthful at that point remarked that the Manila traffic arrangement is a bombed model to tackle Cebu's traffic issues.
This announcement didn't agree with Dino.
"Ordinarily, kung naay mo assault nako, it is fine. Yet, it is my obligation and duty to let you comprehend what the president implied with his announcement in regards to the traffic circumstance here in Cebu," Dino said. (Typically, in the event that somebody assaults me, it's fine.)
"We are an old city lisod nga mag extend and that is the motivation behind why he needs us to go up and be raised. Lisod kaayo atong circumstance karon sa dan mao nang there's no place else to go however up," included Dino. (The circumstance with our streets is exceptionally troublesome that is the reason there's no place else to go yet up.)
He likewise underscored that the Integrated Intermodal Transport System, which incorporates the monorail with a LRT limit is the answer for Cebu's traffic burdens.
"I simply need to place things in the correct point of view. Layo na kaayo imong knowledge sa intelligence sa presidente," included Dino, alluding to Young. (Your astuteness is nothing contrasted with that of the president's)
What's more, with respect to the BRT, offering is set to occur in the main quarter of this current year.
"BRT I think this first quarter ipa-offer na gyud na siya noh, the arrangement man gud sa past organization, on the off chance that we follow that it will make disorder sa avenues sa Cebu City. Presently after the few arranging nakit-a na gyud ang new arrangement. In any case, fundamental spine sa BRT is the coordinated multi-purpose transport framework," said Dino.
With regards to the president's faultfinders, Dino solicited them to simply be steady from the president.
"Tambag nako, tabangan nato ang presidente, he has nothing at the top of the priority list except to benefit Cebu."