Pres. Duterte to Resign If Critics Could Show Proofs of Paolo's Involvement in BOC Smuggling


The tough-talking President of the Republic, President Rody Duterte dared his critics to show proofs of his son, Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte's involvement in alleged smuggling activities at the Bureau of Customs and he will resign his post as the country's chief executive.


Pres. Duterte's challenge to his critics was released to the media during his visit to Sto. Tomas, Batangas as he graces the inauguration of the Solar Philippines Factory at the First Philippine Industrial Park (FPIP) in Sto. Tomas, Batangas on August 23, 2017.

The President was quoted as saying "If that is smuggling — give me an accounting and I will resign. I have no problem resigning,” the President said. He added further that “Prove it is true, and I will resign,” he added.


According to Pres. Duterte his son's transactions at the Bureau of Customs arose from the buy-and-sell business of Paolo’s former wife, Lovely.

“You can always see him at the waterfront helping his in-laws, and he has to earn for his kid and has to work for his family,” Duterte said.

Pres. Duterte also explained that everything thrown at his family was simply a "rehash" during the last elections. The President recalled that his son got married at a young age and was forced to worked for his in-laws, and would have to face many troubles.

During a separate speech, Pres. Duterte told the members of the Philippine Air Force Dragon Boat Team that "Eighteen years old he was, he eloped with a Muslim, whose father was a Tausug and the mother a Maranao; and their business, you know this those of you have been assigned to the 'ukay uka' sub-beat," Duterte stated.

Controversial Customs broker Mark Taguba implicated Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte as he told the Senate Blue Ribbon committee on Tuesday that he allegedly handed P5 million in cash as one-time "enrollment fee" to a friend and "handler" of Davao City Mayor Paolo Duterte to facilitate his transactions at the Bureau of Customs.

Taguba, the broker of the controversial P6.4-billion shabu shipment revealed that his transactions slipped through Customs in May after meeting with "Small" whom he identified as Davao City Councilor Nilo Abellera Jr.—and a certain “Jack” in a restaurant in Davao City to hand over the money in January 2017.

Source: The Manila Bulletin

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