In what appears to be a push for austerity and simplicity, Rodrigo Duterte, through his executive assistant Bong Go, has told reporters that he will be barring public officials from using luxury vehicles. Go adds that in Davao, officials drive around in Isuzu Crosswinds and Toyota Avanzas.
Mayor and president apparent Duterte himself drives an Isuzu D-Max and Mu-X during his stint as Davao City mayor. He wants government officials to set a good example by using more modest vehicles.
Go says no luxury cars for public officials once Duterte is pres. In Davao, he says officials have Crosswinds and Avanzas. @cnnphilippines— Ina Andolong (@InaAndolong) May 11, 2016
It is yet unknown if Duterte himself will be chauffeured in the Presidential Limousine, a Mercedes Benz S-Class Guard.