By Prince Golez
Malacañang on Friday said that President Rodrigo Duterte was not serious when he admitted that his only sin was extra-judicial killings.
“Well, alam mo naman si Presidente, ano. Hindi na naman iyan seryoso ‘no. Sinasabi lang niya iyan, kasi nga palaging sinasabi iyan ang ginagawa niya ano,” Spokesman Harry Roque said in an interview on dzRH.
What Duterte only wanted to stress was that he is not corrupt, said Roque.
“Pero it’s also na dinidiin lang niya na talagang hindi siya nagnanakaw, pero I don’t think na ang konteksto niyan ay literal,” he added.
Roque said the chief executive was just “being playful” when he made the statement on Thursday in a speech before newly appointed career executive service officers in Malacañang.
“That’s the President po being himself, being playful, being… highlighting the point na hindi siya corrupt,” the Palace official clarified.