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Duterte refuses to meet with water concessionaires unless the trillions they collected since '97 is returned

Duterte refuses to meet water concessionaires: I’ll give you ultimate insult of your life, kneel down or else
President Rodrigo Duterte is still uninterested in meeting with the top brass of Manila Water and Maynilad even after these water concessionaires have agreed to give in to his demands.

Duterte warned that he might no keep his temper in check if he gets face to face with the water concessionaires he accused of taking advantage of onerous provisions in their 1997 contract.

“Ayaw ko makipag-usap sa kanila. They want to talk to me. Sabi ko sa kanila ayaw ko. Hindi ako nagyayabang. Hindi ako matapang. Pero p***** i**, ‘pag naasar ako sa’yo, sasampalin kita sa harap ng tao. Marami ditong nagpunta dito. ‘Yung gusto ng pera, pinapakain ko ng pera. ‘Yung mga undersecretary sinasampal ko, pinapaluhod ko pa,” said Duterte in a speech.

“I’ll give you the ultimate insult of your life. You kneel down or else I’ll throw you sa… Iyan ang gusto ninyo? Eh aabot sa inyo ‘yan. ‘Yan ang sigurado. Talagang ginagawa ko ‘yan. I humiliate people,” he added.

Manila Water and Maynilad have both agreed to to waive the P14 billion government compensation a Singapore arbitral court awarded to them for not being able to raise water rates. They also agreed not review the onerous provisions cited by Duterte in their 1997 contract drafted by the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System with legal advise from ACCRALAW.

Duterte advised incoming government officials to take the same attitude with rich businessmen.

“Tutal ito mga mayaman walang ginawa ito kung di magnakaw ang mga p***** i**. Mayaman na, magnakaw pa para mas mayaman. Ang dugo pa ng Pilipino ang… So do not… Kung magpunta ‘yan sa iyo ng tulong sabihin mo, ‘Go away. I do not want to see your face’,” said Duterte.

“You can buy your whatever need. You want a road — a new road there?
You can always call the proper agency. Malakas ka eh. Bayaran mo lang.
Kaya talagang galit ako,” he added.

Duterte said he would only talk to the water concessionairss if they returned the “trillions” they collected from their millions of consumers in 1997 for the construction of a sewage treatment plant that they never complied with.

“They’re trying to reach out for a settlement. Let us see how it develops. Talagang galit ako as in galit. Just imagine, in (1997), they were already collecting money from the people to build a … to give us a potable water or something na hanggang ngayon wala, tapos ‘yung pera nandiyan.

Enhancement of environmental… T*** i**. (1997) collecting money. It’s in your bill if you care to look at it. You have not even come up with a can of clean water or a canal there. Iyan ang mahirap,” he said.

“Iyan ang gusto kong malaman. Saan ang pera ng p***** i** na ‘yan? Give us back the money. Give it back to the people and maybe we can talk about solving your problem. It will not be the problem of this government,” he added.

This President really works for the Filipino people.

Duterte refuses to meet with water concessionaires unless the trillions they collected since '97 is returned Duterte refuses to meet with water concessionaires unless the trillions they collected since '97 is returned Reviewed by AsianPolicy.Press on 11:51:00 AM Rating: 5

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