Davao City Representative Paolo “Pulong” Duterte reminded his friends in the House of Representatives to avoid using his name if they’re trying to gain an advantage in the Speakership race.
In a statement released on June 30, Pulong wanted to be out in dirty politics, saying that he would not tolerate any use of black propaganda even if they’re friends or political ally.
“Pakiusap lang po. Kung sino man ang gusto na idamay ako sa usapin ng speakership sa House of Representatives — huwag po ninyo akong gamitin. Huwag po ang pangalan ko. Ilabas po ninyo ako sa inyong marumi, mapanghamak, bastos, at nakakawala ng respeto na uri ng pulitika.” Duterte said.
“Magkaibigan tayo, pero ang pagkakaibigan na ito ay may limitasyon. Ang pagkakaibigan natin ay hindi lisensya para gamitin ninyo ako upang sirain ang inyong kalaban, bastusin ang kanyang asawa o ang kanyang pamilya.” he added.
Pulong also urged the Congressmen to choose a leader that knows how to respect women even if she’s the wife of his number one enemy in the speakership race.
“Sa mga kapwa ko mambabatas, ako po ay baguhan lamang, pero sa tingin ko, ang nangyayari ngayon ay dapat na magsilbing paalaala sa atin sa ating pagpili ng ating lider sa Kongreso.” he said
“Piliin po natin ang lider na may respeto sa kawpa, lalo na sa babae — kahit na asawa pa man ito ng kanyang kalaban.” he also said.
“Piliin po natin ang lider na ang interes ay hindi pansarili, tiyak na maninindigan at tunay na aalalay kay Pangulong Duterte at sa kanyang administasyon para isulong ang tunay at positibong pagbabago sa ating bansa.”
Duterte made the statement after Taguig Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano claimed that Marinduque Rep. Lord Allan Velasco’s wife Wen proposed the term-sharing in the House Speakership.
In his latest interview, the partner of the President in the 2016 elections accused Velasco of lying after they claimed that the term-sharing is not going to happen.
“Sinabi ni Cong. Velasco, there was no such agreement. Alam naman niyang kasinungalingan iyon because sila nag-propose nun e,” Cayetano told ANC.
“Okay lang sa kin magsinungaling s’ya because politicians lie. But to call the President a liar by saying na there’s no such agreement, I’ll not take that sitting down. Congressman Velasco owes the President an apology and he owes the people na maging mas honest s’ya,” he added.
Cayetano said that during the presidential elections, his two opponents in the speakership race, Velasco and Leyte Rep. Martin Romualdez only joined the side of President Duterte in the last period of the campaign.
“Si Cong Velasco and his wife, last three weeks na ng eleksyon sumama sa amin yan, before that na kay Grace Poe sila, Martin’s wife is with us since day one, pero Martin joins us nung huli na,” he said.
He also insisted that he’s only a victim of the people who are trying to destroy his reputation to the first family by telling them that he has no loyalty to the President