President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to step down from his post if anybody can present proof that his son, Paolo, is concerned in corruption.
In a speech in Davao City Friday (August 11), Duterte mentioned he won’t tolerate corruption even if it includes his personal kids.
“So lumabas ‘yung pangalan ni… ‘Yung si Paolo, ‘yung Vice Mayor ngayon. Sinabi ko talaga, this would be — Last night… Kasi nasa gobyerno kami lahat so whenever I’m facing government people, I never really fail to stress the point that ayaw ko,” he mentioned on the gala evening for the Southern Philippines Medical Center’s centennial celebration.
“And if my son was really into it or in is in there, all you have to do is to produce the paper… Sabi ko, ‘Just give me an affidavit and I will step down as President of this Republic.’And that is my commitment to you now. That is my word,” Duterte mentioned.
The identify of Paolo, the Vice Mayor of Davao City, has surfaced as Congress is investigating the P6.Four-billion shabu cargo from China.
Customs dealer Mark Taguba mentioned a “Davao Group” he met has been mentioning the vice mayor’s identify in bribery actions.
However, he admitted that the group could solely be dropping Paolo’s identify with out his information.
In response, Paolo requested why Taguba’s allegation ought to be believed if he admitted it was rumour.
Duterte mentioned he has at all times been content material with the wage he receives since becoming a member of the federal government as a prosecutor.
“Maliit lang talaga ‘yung sweldo ng prosecutor. Eh ‘di kung nakalusot ako doon, why would I not be contented now of a bigger salary?” he mentioned.