The household of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos claimed he amassed billions of pesos in public funds throughout his rule as a approach of defending the Philippine economy, President Rodrigo Duterte stated.
In a speech on the oathtaking of latest public officers in Malacanang Tuesday (August 29), Duterte stated the Marcoses gave a noble motive for his or her patriarch’s theft.
“And the only reason really was sabi nila, that the father was protecting the economy. Now, of course, the eventual kung maalis siya. But he was thought of regaining the Malacañan and that is why ganito ang lumabas. Parang naitago,” he stated.
Duterte stated the Marcoses have expressed willingness to return a number of the ill-gotten wealth they amassed.
“Sabi nila na they’ll open everything and probably return ‘yung nakita lang. Sabi nila na, ‘malaki ang deficit mo sa…’ ‘Maybe this year, ang projected deficit spending would be big,’ sabi niya. Baka makatulong. Pero hindi ito malaki,” he stated.
In addition to cash, Duterte stated the Marcoses additionally plan to return “a few gold bars.”
The President stated he’s already in search of a man who may deal with the negotiation with the Marcoses for the return of ill-gotten wealth.
“I will accept the explanation, whether or not it is true, wala na eh. And they are ready to return,” he stated.