LIPA City, Batangas: President Benigno Aquino 3rd on Thursday said he is not afraid of going to jail if Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte wins in May.
Speaking to reporters, the President maintained that he has served the people honestly and with integrity.
“Ako wala akong dapat yata ikahiya sa nagawa na natin eh. Hindi ako perpekto, hindi perfect lahat ng solutions natin all the time (I don’t have anything to be shameful about. I am not perfect, and solutions to problemsa re not always perfect),” Aquino said.
“May kumpiyansa akong maski anong batayan, kung hindi man lahat ng Pilipino, ‘yung talagang napakaraming Pilipino ang nagsasabing tama ‘yung tinahak natin nitong past na six years (I am confident that by any measure, most Filipinos will say that we took the right path),” he added.
His critics claim that Aquino is working extra hard to ensure the victory of Liberal Party presidential bet Manuel “Mar” Roxas 2nd because the President is afraid that he will also go to jail just like former presidents Jose Estrada and Gloria Macapagal – Arroyo.
The President’s critics said the President can be charged in connection with the
Mamasapano incident that led to the death of 44 commandos of the Special Action Force; the Priority Development Assistance Fund or “pork barrel” scam and the Disbursement Acceleration Program.
In a speech in Chicago in May last year, Aquino acknowledged the possibility of him being charged in court and eventually jailed.
Last month, Aquino also revealed that due to his tough anti-corruption drive, his critics, particularly those he had booted out for embezzlement, have threatened him with harm the moment he steps down from office on June 30.