Malacañang could also be President Rodrigo Duterte’s official residence, however he insists its grandeur pales compared to the home of Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog.
Duterte on Saturday (September 2) reiterated his directive for the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to conduct a way of life test on Mabilog since his wealth allegedly comes from involvement within the unlawful drug commerce.
“Malacanang is actually small, don’t believe in the hype. It was just varnished well,” Duterte informed visitors in Bisaya on the celebration of Davao City Rep. Karlo Alexei Nograles in Davao City.
“Mayor Mabilog’s house is more grandiose, a palace. It was because of drugs. Where else would he get the money from, his business?” he added.
Mabilog, whose title is included within the President’s so-called “narco list,” has denied any involvement in medication. He mentioned his wealth got here from his companies and the money his spouse saved whereas working in Canada.
While Mabilog’s residence is understood amongst Ilonggos because the “White House,” the mayor mentioned his household doesn’t think about it a mansion.
The home is reportedly value P70 million, although Mabilog solely positioned a P3-million worth on it in his Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth.