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Duterte opens Palace 24/7 for bizmen: Just call my name and I’ll be there

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President Rodrigo Duterte has asked foreign and local businessmen to meet with him in Malacañang should they have any concerns about corruption in the course of doing business in the country.

In a speech at the launch of a Chinese automobile brand in Pasig City Wednesday (November 7), Duterte said businessmen can ask to meet with him through their politiko contacts.

“I’m giving you a 24-hours audience should the case may be. Sabihin lang ninyo na may isumbong kayo. You can approach any senator, congressman, any public official or your friend and all you have to do is to call somebody and it’s available, I am sure,” he said.

Duterte said he will meet with the businessman and the person he is accusing of corruption at the Palace.

“I assure you that if it is indeed something which amountsmto corruption or graft, I’ll give you the privilege of slapping that person a dozen times in front of me. Him in humiliation and you maybe shed off his dignity,” he said.

Duterte said shaming someone was among the “right remedies for an idiot who is not needed in the government.”

“Humiliation and maybe a loss of face is more than just the money. It is the worst way of losing whatever is left of you in this planet,” he said.