President Rodrigo Duterte isn’t inclined to question the household of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos concerning the quantity of ill-gotten wealth they plan to return to the federal government or their purpose for stealing within the first place.
In a speech on the oeathtaking of new authorities officers in Malacanang Tuesday (August 29), Duterte stated the Marcoses informed him that the late President solely amassed billions of pesos throughout his rule for safekeeping.
“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.
“I will accept the explanation, whether or not it is true, wala na eh. And they are ready to return,” Duterte added.
The President stated he’s a former Supreme Court Chief Justice and an accountant to kind half of the panel which is able to speak to the Marcoses for the return of the ill-gotten wealth.
Duterte stated Marcoses have expressed willingness to return some of the ill-gotten wealth they amassed, in addition to a number of gold bars.
“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.
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