Duterte: I’m indebted to only 3-4 persons

/ 04:42 PM December 29, 2016
President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte has said he does not owe anything to anyone, save for about three to four persons from whom he has an “utang na loob” (debt of gratitude).

“Wala ako utang na loob, tatlo o apat na tao lang,” he said in an interview with CNN Philippines on Thursday, naming among those people Ilocos Gov. Imee Marcos and Bukidnon Gov. Jose Maria Zubiri.


He first named Marcos, then Zubiri, saying the latter was the one who “really pushed” him to pursue the presidency.

“I promised to bury Marcos,” he said upon mentioning the Ilocos governor, referring to her father, former President Ferdinand Marcos.


Duterte said he was the only one who said “yes” on the issue of burying the late dictator at the Libingan ng mga Bayani during a televised election debate.

The Marcos daughter was one of Duterte’s campaign donors when he ran for the post./rga

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