President Rodrigo Duterte may be the most powerful man in the country, but even he is wary of incurring the ire of his daughter, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte.
In a speech before soldiers in Jolo, Sulu Friday (December 1), Duterte claimed he had difficulty providing for his two families at the start of his term since his monthly paycheck then only amounted to P57,000.
“P****** i**. Ang pamilya ko dalawa. Paano na ito ngayon? May pamilya ako na mayor na matapang baka barilin ako noon kung hindi ako mag-remit,” he said.
Duterte has three adult children, including Sara, with his former wife.
He also has a teenage daughter, Veronica or Kitty, with his long-time partner, Cielito “Honeylet” Avanceña.
Since becoming President, Duterte said his salary has risen to around P107,000. But he joked that generals earn even more than he does because of the increases he has given to the military.
“Ang sweldo ko is just about P107[,000] something. Pero kayong mga generals ngayon. Kung P116,000? O doblado na. Totoo. Mas malaking sweldo ang general,” he said.