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Duterte asks Drilon: Ilang kilometro magagawa sa presyo ng coliseum mo?

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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte hit out at the controversial P700-million Iloilo Convention Center (ICC), saying the budget could be used to build more roads in the province.

“Ilang kilometro maggawa sa presyo sa coliseum ni (Senator Franklin) Drilon? Is it used every day? Well, if it is used and making money, fine. But how many kilometers of those public structures there in Iloilo kung ginamit ‘yun to cement all the highways there?” according to him.

Duterte issued this remark after Drilon questioned the P50-million cauldron built for the Southeast Asian Games, noting that its cost is equivalent to 50 school buildings.

To recall, the senator from Iloilo City was instrumental in the construction of the building, which the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee investigated in 2014 for alleged overpricing.

Duterte also defended the multi-million price tag for the cauldron as a “product of the mind.”

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