President Rodrigo Duterte has nixed a suggestion to have his personal non-public jet from bilyonaryo Ramon Ang, even when taking commercial flights is fraught with dangers.

Speaking in Bisaya on the groundbreaking of the Biyaya ng Pagbabago housing venture in Davao City Friday (May 19), Duterte revealed that Ang, who was within the viewers, suggested him to have his personal non-public jet after he gained within the 2016 elections.

“Ignan tamo prangka-prangka. Mr. Ramon Ang, huwag ka lang magalit ah. Pagkadaog nako, mag-commercial ko, mag-PAL ug kuan rako Cebu Pacific. Niingon siya na, ‘Murag delikado man na imong ginabuhat. Niadto, okay ra na kay civilian ka man, mayor. Karong presidente, medyo delikado,” he mentioned.

[I might be frank. Mr. Ramon Ang, don’t get mad. When I gained, I take the commercial flights of PAL and Cebu Pacific. He mentioned, ‘I think what you’re doing is dangerous. It was okay whenever you had been a civilian, a mayor. But now you’re a president, it’s harmful.]

Duterte mentioned Ang supplied to purchase him a Gulfstream jet however he refused, saying it is going to be higher if the bilyonaryo businessman joins him in serving to different individuals.

“Ang iyang unang offer sa ako una namong kita, palitan ko niya ug Gulfstream. Nibalibad jud ko. ‘Ayaw lang, sir. Okay lang man ko anang commercial.’ Tutal siya man ang tag-iya sa PAL niadto,” he recalled.

[He supplied to purchase me a Gulfstream once we first met. I actually turned it down. ‘Never mind, sir. I’m okay taking commercial flights. To start with, you was once the proprietor of PAL.]

“Mas maayo pa siguro na imo nalang ihatag sa katawhan. Ana siya, ‘Sige,’” he mentioned.

[I feel it’s higher to only assist the individuals. He mentioned, ‘Okay.’]

True to his settlement with Duterte, Ang’s San Miguel Corporation has donated P1 billion for the development of drug rehabilitation facilities throughout the nation.