It used to be that crowds had to wait for minutes and even hours to hear President Rodrigo Duterte converse when he arrives at an event late.
But on Friday (May 19), it was Duterte’s flip to wait as Ramon Ang, the bilyonaryo who funded the Biyaya ng Pagbabago housing challenge in Davao City, confirmed up at its groundbreaking ceremony delayed due to visitors.
The President advised the group to be affected person and wait for Ang, whom he stated he wanted to pick up however failed to contact.
“We have to be patient just a little while. Ang ating pinaka sponsor, Ramon Ang, ang gagastos nito, natraffic. I could not… hindi ko malaman kung nasaan. Sabi ko, sunduin ko siya banda pero I could not get in touch with him. Hintay-hintayin na lang natin,” he stated.
Despite Ang’s tardiness, Duterte praised the top honcho of San Miguel Corporation for his generosity.
“It will just be a little while. Sandali man lang siguro‘yun. He was good enough to… This is what you get if you do not accept money. They will offer something else and that else is itong project na ito,” he stated.
Less than 10 minutes after Duterte spoke, Ang arrived and apologized to the President for being late.
“Sorry, sorry boss! Na-traffic kami!” he stated.