Duterte’s warning to ‘senadora’: One of these days, ibubuga ko talaga sa mukha niya!
President Rodrigo Duterte is still not over Senator Grace Poe blocking calls to grant him emergency powers to fix EDSA’s hellish traffic since Day One of his term.
“Noon pa, nung narinig ko lang. Earlier, nandiyan sabi nila na isang senadora na… But one of these days, ibubuga ko talaga sa mukha niya. Gusto ko ‘yang harap-harapan kami,” said Duterte.
“Sabihin ko, ‘You know, maybe you think that you are the only person in this planet who has integrity and honesty’. That’s a problem with some — itong mga mayaman na mga walang utak,” he added.
Duterte claimed tha proposal to grant him emergency powers came from technocrats and not from his team.
“Though I was not asking for it, I do not need it. Pagdating sa Senado, they got wind of the suggestion. Sabi naman nitong mga ibang senador, senadora, ‘Ah hindi, walang ano ‘yan. I-corrupt ‘yan, malaking pera’. So ako naman bago lang, sabi ko, ‘Ah ganun?’ Sabi ko, ‘Huwag na’,” said Duterte.
Although there have been fresh calls to grant him emergency powers, Duterte said he would not “gamble” on taking this offer on with less than three years left in his term.
“Now they are — they are at it again and I am telling them. I’m not interested. Why? Because if you give the money tapos I start on projects with the emergency powers, no bidding, walang lahat ‘yan, you can buy anything you want at hindi natapos,” he said.”
“At hindi man talaga matapos ‘yan with the remaining year. Lalabas lang ako pagka-Presidente, hindi tapos, sabihin ng mga tao, “P***** i**** ‘to, naghingi ng emergency powers, billions ang nagasto tapos tingnan mo, iniwan kasi kinurakot ‘yung pera.” he said.