President Rodrigo Duterte seems cool to the comparability to the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos even when he has praised the latter prior to now.
In a speech earlier than businessmen in Davao City Friday (July 21), Duterte mentioned he was not “not enamored” with the powers that include declaring martial legislation.
“Hindi ako ‘yung naa-atat-atat diyan na… you suspect me just like Marcos beginning to — why do you have to refer me Marcos?” he requested.
“I don’t know. History has judged him little by little throughout the years. You judge me on my own,” he mentioned.
Critics have accused Duterte of attempting to be like Marcos by declaring martial legislation in Mindanao. In specific, they warn that the President will quickly increase its scope nationwide to lengthen his keep in energy.
In a swipe on the Marcoses who’ve been accused of stealing public funds, Duterte mentioned he by no means pocketed the individuals’s cash all through his stint as mayor of Davao City.
“I have won all my elections here with a whopping majority until the presidency. Wala akong ninakaw dito,” he mentioned.