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Pang-2 asawa lang ang sweldo: Duterte reveals he doesn’t have a girlfriend now


President Rodrigo Duterte doesn’t have a problem budgeting the nearly P300,000 salary he receives monthly because he splits it neatly between his two families.

In a speech at the Department of Labor and Employment’s 85th anniversary Thursday (December 6), Duterte said his monthly salary is enough because he doesn’t have a girlfriend.

“Wala kayong makuha sa akin. Two hundred seven thousand. Dalawa ang asawa ko, wala na akong girlfriend ngayon kay tamang-tama man lang ‘yang 100,000,” he said.

Duterte, however, said he wished to have a girlfriend.

The President receives a basic salary of P298,083 monthly. His pay is higher than his predecessor, former President Benigno Aquino III, because of Executive Order (EO) No. 201, mandating a raise in the basic pay of government workers.

In 2019, Duterte’s salary will go up to P399,739.

Duterte was previously married to Elizabeth Zimmerman. He is now with his long time partner, Cielito “Honeylet” Avanceña.