On Saturday, President Rodrigo Duterte compared his situation amid the ongoing Ombudsman probe against him to what happened to the late Chief Justice Renato Corona who was ousted in 2011 for his undeclared SALN.
“What happened to (former Chief Justice Renato) Corona is happening to me,” Duterte said during the installation of new officers and induction of new members of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Davao City Chapter.
The President said the allegation against him about his alleged billion pesos in banks are lies.
“I do not lose my freedom of expression, so there are lies [are] baseless, hundreds of millions and even if I wanted to steal, saan kukunin yang p—– amount na ‘yan. You know politics plays a very important role, yung hindi makatanggap ng kataluhan nila will keep on hammering because they want to pull you down and erode your leadership,” he said.
Meanwhile, IBP President Abdiel Dan Elijah Fajardo said that public officials including Duterte should not be onion-skinned.
“Public officials must not be onion-skinned…Upon assumption of public office, a government official holds his life open to public scrutiny,” IBP president said.
In response, Duterte criticizes IBP president Fajardo and said,
“I cannot answer because I should not be onion skinned —– statement is that. Mumurahin mo na why? have you forgotten that there is honor? Eh kung sabihin ko ngayon ang asawa mo yung dalawa hindi mo anak kasi nangaliwa ‘yan? Anong gawin mo, that is an attack against honor. And you yes, say do not be onion-skinned, who the f—- are you to tell me in face of fabricated evidence, sinabi ko na before the election wala ako niyan.”
The president also explained that the documents obtained by the Office of the Ombudsman from the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) were “fabricated.”
“Yet sabi ng AMLC, they have not issued any resolution to release the statement of my bank account. Tapos sabihin mo sa akin na do not be onion-skinned in face of the fabrication and the illegally obtained [document]?, onion-skinned ‘yan?,” Duterte said.
“How about my right to freedom of expression? G—, ikaw ganunin ko? p——–, maniwala ka ba talaga lahat ng abogado, pati judges you know that wag na tayo magbolahan, pa-ekek ninyo sa publiko. I said I am ready to lose the presidency, my honor, my life, and the presidency,” he added.
***Source: GMA News Online
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Duterte slams IBP President on onion-skinned remarks: “Who the f*ck are you to tell me in face of fabricated evidence.”
Reviewed by News Portal Philippines
October 02, 2017