‘Old man’ Duterte adamant he can’t be bought: Isang truck na pera, ano gagawin ko d’yan?
President Rodrigo Duterte is adamant he can’t be corrupted.
The 75-year old told the public to ignore claims of corruption hurled against him and his men by critics with malicious minds
“Hindi na kaya bilhin. Matanda na eh. Alam mo bakit? Bigyan mo ako ng ilan? Isang truck na pera? Anong gawain ko sa pera? Sige nga. Sa tanda ko, I hate to travel. You travel, you get COVID,” said Duterte in a briefing.
“Mayroon akong baril mga collection, mga rare, antique ganon pero ‘yang military hardware wala ako niyan, hindi ako mahilig ng… Iyong mga hobby-hobby lang. Iyong travel, I cannot travel anymore. Totoo ‘yan. Wala na ‘yan sa amin,” he added.
Duterte reaffirmed his faith in Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año, and Inter-Agency Task Force Chief Implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr. amid claims of corruption in the government’s response to COVID.
“They have served their country and they’re still serving the country. Why would they destroy their name? Magkano ba kickback mo? May kickback ba na 50 million? Magsabi ka na may 200 million na kickback, ewan ko, pero huwag kayong maniwala,” he said.
“Iyon ‘yung mga madudumi ‘yung isip ‘yung kaagad nagri-react. Hindi nila nalaman na pagsabi may price difference — eh tingnan mo muna ‘yung history. So because then if you judge us the way… Then one of these days we will also judge you in the same way and with more ferocity. And it will come. It will come. Tayong mga politiko, it will come. Just be careful,” he added.