President Rodrigo Duterte is grumbling about his continued support to his wives, children and grandchildren even though he was way past the retirement age.
“Magpirma ako ng allowances, 200 (P200,000). Dalawa ang pamilya ko. Doon sa isa, kela Inday. ‘Yung isa, doon (Honeylet). Wala na akong baon. Sabi ko bigyan mo ako konti diyan. Dalawang asawa. ‘Yung isa kuri — ah ‘yung dalawa, kuripot,” he said in jest during a speech in Pasig.
Duterte said he should be resting his 74-year old by now and not supporting his family. But he said he has no choice because not all his children were financially independent.
“Sabi ko, ‘Wala naman kayong gastusan’. ‘Eh ‘yung mga apo’. Noon, anak ko. Ngayon, apo na naman. Kailan ka pa magpahinga pala nito? Hindi naman kasi lahat ng anak mo doing well eh,” said Duterte.
“May iba — Inday, pero ‘yung iba ayaw magtrabaho. Ganun lang ang buhay,” he added.