President Rodrigo Duterte hit again the Romualdo clan in Camiguin, saying it should be out of politics.
During the miting de avance of PDP-Laban in Pasig City Saturday, May 11, Duterte recalled how he was treated by the Romualdos when he campaigned for president in 2016.
“Ito kasing Pilipinas, the politics here are being played by the elite, ‘yung mga mayaman na matagal na sa politika at pabalik-balik na lang kagaya nitong si Romualdo ng Camiguin. Ang p***** i**** ‘to. Bantay ka sa akin. Sabi ko, ‘Pag makita kita sa labas, sampalin kita, even during or after my mayorship. Maniwala ka. Mag — talagang iwasan mo. Buto ka talaga sa akin’,” he said.
He said that when he was campaigning in Camiguin, the power supply was cut off.
“O so ‘di patay ka. Itong animal na ito pinapalusot ko lang eh. But after the election, nagpadala ‘yan siya ng lanzones pambawi. Sabi ko, ‘Itapon mo sa dagat ‘yan.’ Padalhan ko ‘yan ng durian pero saluin mo kay itatapon ko sa iyo,” Duterte said.
“Mga ganoon na klaseng politiko. Bastos ‘yun. You do not belong in politics,” he added.
The President even threatened to embarrass the Romualdos before their constituents.
“Do you want me to embarrass you before your constituents? Just let me know because I will do it. Puntahan kita diyan mag-isa ako. Samahin kita sa impyerno,” he said.
Former Governor Jurdin Jesus Romualdo is running for the same position to be vacated by his wife, Ma. Luisa. Three other members of the Romualdo clan are seeking other posts in the province.