Just over a 12 months after taking workplace, President Rodrigo Duterte not is aware of how his predecessor, Benigno Aquino III, appears like– or so he claims.
In an interview Tuesday (September 12) on the wake of a slain soldier on the Libingan ng mga Bayani, Duterte stated he was unaware of the intelligence report that his son, Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, talked about a few former President’s assembly with three businessmen and former United States Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg final 12 months.
“I do not know anything about that. But I meet — I — hindi naman regular, but my favorite talking — ano diyan, si President Ramos, si Gloria Arroyo,” he stated.
“‘Yung isa, nakalimu — Ah, ano bang itsura niya? Nakalimutan ko eh. Ano ba ‘yan siya may buhok tapos may bigote? I — I do not — I cannot remember his face. That, I do not talk to him,” the President added.
The giveaway on whom Duterte was referring to was his point out in regards to the former President’s response to the battle on medicine.
“He was asked that, ‘How do you find the campaign against illegal drugs?’ Eh sumagot siya, ‘Wala mang nangyayari. Walang…,’” he stated.
Aquino had stated there was barely any change within the drug-related statistics from 2015 in contrast to final 12 months’s, when Duterte was already in energy.
Paolo talked about the supposed assembly a few former President in a press convention earlier within the day as he hinted a few attainable conspiracy to hyperlink him to wrongdoing, with the top sport being to deliver his father down.
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV has accused Paolo of involvement in smuggling.