Duterte claims he ‘dismantled’ Filipino oligarchy: They take advantage of their political power
By Prince Golez
President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said that he “dismantled” the system supposedly run by oligarchs without declaring martial law.
In a speech before the soldiers at Camp General Teodulfo Bautista in Jolo, Duterte said he could now die happily, knowing that the oligarchical situation in the Philippines has now been shaken up.
“Without declaring martial law, sinira ko ‘yung mga tao na humahawak sa ekonomiya at umiipit at hindi nagbabayad. They take advantage sa kanilang political power,” according to him.
“Every election noon o sa ngayon o bukas sabihin nila sa isang kuwarto lang ‘yan, ‘O adre, sinong kandidato natin ngayon? O ikaw diyan, ikaw ang bahala sa ano ha, you raise the funds’,” the President added.
“Lima ata lang ang tao. Isang pamilya lang ang nag-uusap diyan. Ganun nilaro nila ang bayan ko. Kaya ako mamatay, mahulog ‘yung eroplano, p***** i**, I am very happy. Alam mo bakit? Sabi ko without declaring martial law, I dismantled the oligarchy that controlled the economy of the Filipino people.”
Duterte had threatened to put in jail the Ayalas and Pangilinan over the “onerous” 1997 water deal between the government, Maynilad, and Manila Water.
He also asked the business tycoons to return the money they allegedly stole from the Filipino people.