Ilabas ang papel! Duterte vows to resign if there’s proof of Paolo’s corruption
President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to step down from his post if anyone can show evidence that his son, Paolo, is involved in corruption.
In a speech in Davao City Friday (August 11), Duterte said he will not tolerate corruption even if it involves his own children.
“So lumabas ‘yung pangalan ni… ‘Yung si Paolo, ‘yung Vice Mayor ngayon. Sinabi ko talaga, this would be — Last night… Kasi nasa gobyerno kami lahat so whenever I’m facing government people, I never really fail to stress the point that ayaw ko,” he said at the gala night for the Southern Philippines Medical Center’s centennial celebration.
“And if my son was really into it or in is in there, all you have to do is to produce the paper… Sabi ko, ‘Just give me an affidavit and I will step down as President of this Republic.’And that is my commitment to you now. That is my word,” Duterte said.
The name of Paolo, the Vice Mayor of Davao City, has surfaced as Congress is investigating the P6.4-billion shabu shipment from China.
Customs broker Mark Taguba said a “Davao Group” he met has been mentioning the vice mayor’s name in bribery activities.
However, he admitted that the group may only be dropping Paolo’s name without his knowledge.
In response, Paolo asked why Taguba’s allegation should be believed if he admitted it was hearsay.
Duterte said he has always been content with the salary he receives since joining the government as a prosecutor.
“Maliit lang talaga ‘yung sweldo ng prosecutor. Eh ‘di kung nakalusot ako doon, why would I not be contented now of a bigger salary?” he said.