Duterte says Tugade ain’t got time to be corrupt: He doesn’t even know how to count his money!
President Rodrigo Duterte believes Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade can’t be involved in corruption despite having to oversee lucrative government deals.
Speaking at the launch of Cebu Pacific’s Cagayan de Oro hub Friday (October 20), Duterte said Tugade is already a bilyonaryo.
“Kaya ‘yung mga allegations na nagpunta doon, na corrupt. Sabi ko, he does not have time for that. He does not even know how to count his money. Totoo,” he said.
Duterte said he has no doubt about Tugade’s character and smarts because he was known to be “bright” since their days at the San Beda College of Law.
“No wonder na he bloomed into something like a big time businessman. Bilyonaryo na talaga ‘to,” he said.
Tugade is the founder of Perry’s Group of Companies. He has interests in logistics, trucking and tourism services.