President Rodrigo Duterte needs to see proof that his son, Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, is concerned in anomalies within the Bureau of Customs— however he’s not curious about any proof that may be offered by Senator Antonio Trillanes IV.
“Now, itong anak kong si Pulong, sinabi ko bigyan ninyo na ako ng affidavit na may taong nagbigay siya mismo, kung may camera, may audio, mas maganda at tinanggap niya at narinig ko, ‘Ito bayad sa ano,’” Duterte stated in a speech on the 11th founding anniversary of the Eastern Mindanao Command in Davao City Friday (September 1).
“Kung may ebidensya– huwag yung kay Trillanes kasi basura man talaga lahat yan,” he added.
Duterte recalled that through the marketing campaign season, Trillanes accused him of accumulating some P2.Four billion in undeclared financial institution deposits however did not show it.
Trillanes has tagged the youthful Duterte in smuggling, presenting as proof a memorandum dated December 7, 2007, from the Presidential Anti-Smuggling Group (PASG), stating that the presidential son was concerned in smuggling of sport utility autos, luxurious autos, rice, sugar, and used garments into Davao City.
The senator had demanded that Paolo be invited to the Senate in reference to its investigation into the entry of P6.Four-billion price of shabu into the nation.
In Davao, Duterte reminded the general public of his promise to step down if any of his kids have been discovered to be concerned in corruption.
“So ‘yan lang ang sabihin ko. That is my guarantee. Pagdating ng panahon na nakita ninyo ako binobola ko kayo, you are free to advise me to step down or I myself would step down,” he stated.