President Rodrigo Duterte has isn’t indebted to politikos for his victory in the 2016 as a result of solely 4 supported his candidacy.
In a speech in Cagayan de Oro City Saturday (September 9), Duterte named the 4 politikos who backed his candidacy: Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos, Agusan Del Norte Governor Maria Angelica Rosedell Amante-Matba, Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Jay Velasco and Davao City Rep. Karlo Nograles.
“Itong pagpasok ko sa presidency, mind you ah, well of course minimal ang utang ko. Kasi except for Congressman Nograles and si Velasco of Marinduque, because he’s a friend, wala akong congressman ni isa, even in Mindanao,” he stated.
“Ang governor ko– and I have to acknowledge– si Amante sa Agusan del Norte, pati si Imee. Wala na. So wala akong utang na loob,” he stated.
Duterte gained with over 16 million votes regardless of initially lagging behind in the presidential race.