Du30: ‘I don’t have ₱211M’

Tempo - - News - (Ge­na­lyn D. Ka­bil­ing)

Apart from of­fer­ing to step down from of­fice, Pres­i­dent Duterte said he was pre­pared to be ex­e­cuted if al­le­ga­tions of ill-got­ten wealth are proven.

The Pres­i­dent put his life on the line in dis­miss­ing cor­rup­tion al­le­ga­tions, cur­rently be­ing in­ves­ti­gated by the Om­buds­man, as part of “pol­i­tics.”

“If there is a ₱211 mil­lion, kanila na lang. And I’d be happy if they give me ₱1,000 and they can – if there is one, they can con­fis­cate it,” Duterte said dur­ing the 116th com­mem­o­ra­tion of the Balangiga en­counter in Eastern Sa­mar last Thurs­day.

“And if I have a de­posit out­side of the Philip­pines, maski isang dol­yar lang, bababa ako pagka-Pres­i­dente at pwede ninyo akong patayin diyan sa mon­u­mento for those peo­ple who suf­fered for the greater good of what is now the Repub­lic of the Philip­pines,” he added.

Duterte ar­gued that he would not have sought the pres­i­dency and in­stead en­joyed his re­tire­ment if he truly stashed bil­lions in his bank ac­counts.

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