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Duterte sets condition for P10.8B compensation claim: Patuli muna kayo uli!

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By Prince Golez

The government will pay P10.8 billion to Manila Water Co. and Maynilad Water for losses and damages if their owners agree to be circumcised the second time, President Rodrigo Duterte said.

In a speech delivered in Leyte Thursday night, Duterte castigated “thieves” businessmen Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala and Manuel Pangilinan for duping water consumers over the years.

“And we had to pay them 3 billion back then. Now they asked me to pay them 7 billion. When I looked at it, I asked, ‘What is this?’ ‘Mayor, that’s the amount that we have to pay for the losses’. ‘The losses of whom?’ ‘It’s there in the contract’. Son of a b****,” according to the President.

“Don’t even mess with me with something like this. Tell Ayala and… That I won’t pay them unless they want to be circumcised for the second time around,” he added.

Duterte said that Ayala and Pangilinan can’t buy him with all their money. “They were angry. I said you can’t beat me. Maybe you can buy the other presidents, but me, I’m too expensive.”

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