The late Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr. was awash with a lot money from his alleged involvement within the unlawful drug commerce that he had no qualms utilizing P500 bills as wallpaper, President Rodrigo Duterte mentioned.
In a speech at Davao City Rep. Karlo Nograles’ birthday celebration in Davao City Saturday (September 2), Duterte expressed his disgust at Parojinog’s lavish way of life.
“Some can’t resist, just like Parojinog. In his house he stuck 500-peso bills on the walls and made it a wallpaper. How very pathetic,” the President mentioned in Bisaya.
“Truthfully, I find it disgusting… this cross between luxury and poverty. When you enter into shabu, you’ll be billionaire in two months, just as long as you know how to play the game and especially if you hold one barangay,” he added.
Parojinog and 14 others have been killed in a police raid in Ozamiz City on July 30. His daughter, Ozamiz City Vice Mayor Nova Princess Parojinog, is presently detained at Camp Crame over her alleged involvement within the unlawful drug commerce.
The elder Parojinog and his daughter have each been tagged as narcopolitikos by Duterte.
Meanwhile, the President has ordered a manhunt for Parojinog’s brother, Ozamiz City Councilor Ricardo “Ardot” Parojinog. A P5-million bounty has been positioned on his head.