Gam­ing ‘oli­garch’ re­signs af­ter Duterte at­tack

The Myanmar Times - - International Business -

The head of prom­i­nent Philip­pine on­line gam­ing firm Philweb Corp has re­signed af­ter Pres­i­dent Ro­drigo Duterte threat­ened to “de­stroy” him and ac­cused him of be­ing an oli­garch. Speak­ing to mem­bers of an elec­tion watch­dog last week, Mr Duterte called Roberto Ong­pin an oli­garch, say­ing the com­pany’s chief got rich thanks to his close con­nec­tions with four pre­vi­ous pres­i­dents, in­clud­ing the late dic­ta­tor Fer­di­nand Marcos.

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