It’s been barely a week since they met face to face but President Rodrigo Duterte couldn’t help but insult Maynilad Water Services In. Chair Manuel V. Pangilinan a humongous crocodile.
“Noong nabuko ko si Ayala (of Manila Water Co.) pati si Pangilinan, ‘O gusto ninyo ng big fish? Okay ibigay ko sa inyo ang pinakamalaking buwaya. P***** i** mo, si Ayala pati si Pangilinan, ayan’,” said Duterte in a speech on March 10.
Last March 5, Duterte graced the opening of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Harbor Link Circumferential Road 3-Circumference 10 which was built by the Department of Public Works and Highways and the Salim-controlled NLEX Corp. which was also chaired by Pangilinan.
Duterte shook hands with Pangilinan and made small talks while sitting beside each other during the ceremony. When he left, Duterte told Pangilinan that they should meet soon.
“Sabi ko, mag-areglo tayo. Well, of course, I can. I can talk to you. But it must be in public. Wa… Ayaw kong makipag-usap nang ano. But then I cannot assure you that you will not be prosecuted for graft and corruption or plunder. Billions eh,” he said.
Duterte boasted anew how he made bilyonaryos grovel and seek his forgiveness.
“Kita mo one after the other, sunod-sunod sila nag-apologize. Front page, pirmado, Ayala, Pangilinan, lahat. Sa mga milyonaryong ito, mautusan mo kaya mag-sorry sa iyo? Pero ito sunod-sunod. Alam mo bakit?
Sinabi ko sa kanila, ‘Hoy, p***** i** ninyo, ang dokumento ninyo pati ang Anti-Graft Law halos isang libro na lang’. All the violations that you can think of or all the violations that you would ever know is there,” Duterte said.