Businessman Ramon Ang donated a total of P90 million to President Rodrigo Duterte’s campaign kitty, broadcaster Ramon Tulfo has revealed.
In his Philippine Daily Inquirer column published Saturday (Dec. 24), Tulfo said he knows “for a fact” that Ang initially gave Duterte P40 million.
“I was present when Ang handed the money to Eddie Bangayan, one of Digong’s trusted leaders,” he said.
The top honcho of San Miguel Corp. contributed another P50 million to bankroll Duterte’s campaign as the presidential campaign went on, Tulfo added.
Ang’s contribution to Duterte’s presidential campaign was only revealed recently when the President himself acknowledged him during a Christmas party in Malacañang last Dec. 20.
“Si Ramon Ang gave me some money. Hindi malaki, hindi rin maliit. But enough to finance one trip here, one trip there,” Duterte said as the businessman looked on.
Ang, however, was not listed as a contributor in Duterte’s Statement on Contributions and Expenses (SOCE).
Tulfo said it wasn’t only Duterte who benefited from the bilyonaryo businessman’s generosity as he also contributed to the campaign kitties of Senator Grace Poe, the late senator Miriam Defensor Santiago, former Vice President Jejomar Binay and Mar Roxas.