President Rodrigo Duterte’s victory within the 2016 presidential race will be thought of not only a victory of bizarre folks, but in addition of Davao-based businessmen who bankrolled his campaign.
In a speech on the mass oathtaking of recent authorities officers Monday (July 17), Duterte mentioned he never accepted campaign donations from the tycoons who’ve made Manila their headquarters.
“Marami namang mga taga-Davao nagbigay. Most of them money, wala naman sa labas. At ako prangka ako sa inyo, if you’ll ask me now, I’ll tell you. I never accepted the money of the rich dito. Lahat na sila. The traditional guys na maririnig ninyo,” he mentioned.
Duterte mentioned he was initially hesitant to run for president, partly as a result of he didn’t have the conflict chest to maintain a national campaign.
However, he mentioned varied teams flew to Davao usually to persuade him to enter the presidential race due to his campaign towards graft and corruption.
“I really do not know if I was that strong or not. But it turned out that I was really… But at that time I never expected to win frankly,” Duterte mentioned.
The President lately visited the Philippine Stock Exchange plaza to grace the 10th itemizing anniversary of Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, which is owned by businessman Dennis Uy.
The Davao-based tycoon, which is touted as the person to look at for within the subsequent few years, is considered one of Duterte’s largest campaign contributors.