Duterte: If irregularities found in bank account, ‘spit on my face’

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 27 2018 09:23 PM | Updated as of Oct 27 2018 10:26 PM

MANILA—President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday said people can "spit" on his face if they find any irregularities in his bank account.

In a speech in Bacolod City, Duterte maintained that he has no hidden wealth, which he has been accused of by Sen. Antonio Trillanes.

"Ang suweldo ko 207,000. Mga iba diyan, milyon-milyon. Ako 'yan lang, halungkatin mo na lahat. And it’s deposited in the Landbank," Duterte said.

"At kung meron kang makita na which is contrary to what I’m saying. I’ll give you that right, you can spit on my face. That is my guarantee. Bastusin mo na ako."

In August, Duterte again vowed to open his bank accounts to scrutiny amid accusations of hidden wealth against him and his family.

Duterte took the saliva reference further, a shot at those who slam him for being anti-women.

"Pero 'pag babae ka na maganda at dinuraan mo ako, 'yung laway mo kunin ko, ilagay ko . . . magagalit na naman 'yang mga babae sa Maynila. Ano daw ako, misogynist," he said.

"Baka di niyo naaalala, I’m the only President—when I was a mayor I was a hostage victim . . . Hindi niyo lang alam mga loka-loka kasi mga pangit kayo. Ipin niyo malalaki."

"Di ako maghalik sa 'yo, pero 'pag ang babae maghalik kunin ang laway, lagay ko sa dila ko, lapitan ko, sabihin ko, isauli ko sayo ang laway mo, dagdagan ko ng akin dahil maganda ka," he added.

The President has several times drawn criticism from women's rights group for his supposed misogynistic comments.