Diño claims Duterte offered DILG post to him: Tanungin mo pa si Bong Go at Medialdea!
Former Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) chairman Martin Diño claimed that he was offered a post at the Department of Interior and Local Government by no less than President Rodrigo Duterte himself.
Diño made the disclosure Thursday (September 28) in response to Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella’s statement that he has not yet been appointed to any post in the DILG or any government agency.
The former barangay captain said Abella was clueless about his new post as DILG Undersecretary for Barangay Affairs because he was not present at the meeting where Duterte made the offer.
“A month ago, pinatawag ako nina Secretary Bong Go at Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea sa Malcañang … tapos inalok sa akin itong undersecretary for barangay affairs. Pagkatapos noon, pinakausap ako sa ating Presidente. So tinanggap ko yan, anyway forte ko [ang trabaho]. Yan ang katotohanan, hindi ko sinabi na [I was appointed]. Ang sinabi ko inalok ako [offered],” Diño said.
“Wala si Secretary Abella doon sa meeting na iyon,” he added.
Diño said he accepted the offer as a “good soldier.”
The erstwhile chairman of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption claimed he was appointed to the DILG after Duterte replaced him as head of the SBMA with administrator Wilma Eisma.