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Da who? Duterte cites corrupt politiko in Davao: Adventure lang dati, nagka-Land Cruiser at beach house noong congressman na!

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President Rodrigo Duterte said corruption was widespread even in his home province in Davao because its citizens have “taken for granted” the spectacular rise in wealth of politikos and officials of the Bureau of Customs and Bureau of Internal Revenue.

In a speech before vice governors in Malacanang, Duterte said: “Ang iwasan mo talaga ‘yung corruption kasi makikita mo, even sa aming probinsya. Magagandang bahay, mga Customs, BIR. Sa aming subdivision. And we have taken it for granted, lahat, all these years.”

He cited a Davao politiko, who went unnamed in his speech, who became fabulously wealthy after winning a seat in Congress.

“Hindi ko naman nilalahat. Pero ‘yang… Sus ‘yang corruption. Kita mo ‘yung mga governor sa — maski sa amin. Congressman.

Adventure lang ang sasakyan,” said Duterte. “Noong na-congressman, Land Cruiser, may bahay na malaki doon sa kanilang lugar, may bahay pang malaki nandiyan, seaside. Huwag mo sabihin na magkapera ka ganon ang suweldo ng congressman?” he added.

“Kaya if there is any one thing really that I’d like to impart to you, very important, is iwasan mo talaga ‘yang issue ng corruption. Maybe, just maybe that was the same thing that carried me to the presidency,” he said.

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