Duterte even boasted about how be brought down the Lopez oligarchy without the need of a martial law, referring to his idol, the late President Ferdinand Marcos’ who shuttered ABS-CBN and other media outfits in 1972 through a special decree.
“Sabi ko sa lamesa, sabi ko ang oligarchy ng Pilipinas binuwal ko talaga. Iyan ang… Iyan ang sentimiyento ko rin para malaman mo rin,” said Duterte in a speech Monday night.
“Kaya ako mamatay, mahulog ‘yung eroplano, p***** i**, I am very happy. Alam mo bakit? Sabi ko without declaring martial law, I dismantled the oligarchy that controlled the economy of the Filipino people,” he added.
“Without declaring martial law, sinira ko ‘yung mga tao na humahawak sa ekonomiya at umiipit at hindi nagbabayad. They take advantage sa kanilang political power,” he said.