Look, ladies and gentlemen. Noong nag-umpisa ako, right at the start sa inauguration, I made a solemn commitment to you, that if any one of my children, si Inday, si Polong or si Baste, masali sa graft, I will step down as President of this Republic at once. And I’m repeating it today. Wala kayong maano sa akin. What I say in public, I will do. O ngayon, those are allegations, gamitan ng pangalan.
Well, kung ganoon, well and good, because if not, pareho rin. Para sa akin, I’m 72, tapos na rin ako. And If I cannot solve this problem of corruption, the law and order, itong ating— the request for the eternal justice of our Muslim brothers and sister.
If we cannot fix that up, this country can never rise. Now, you will remember me, long time after, because I’m sure, I’ll go ahead: that there can never be peace in Mindanao, if we do not reconfigure the structural system of government. Kasi itong unitary type that iyong biyahe ni Doktora, pati ni Doktor, you have to secure it from Manila.
And in a modern world, it is passé, bahaw na ba. These are the things that—pati iyong taxes, you are not supposed to get anything. What you collect, what I collect from you, I send it all to Manila, every centavo of it.
Then in return, Congress, it’s like a big pie, doon iyon sa National Treasury, doon paghatian. Davao is big. Davao earns well. Davao contributes an enormous amount of money. But just the same because there are cities and provinces who are really poor, hahatiin pa natin lahat iyan. And Davao, at a ratio of about— you send the five, you get one. The four is divided into several expenses of (unclear). Okay lang sana iyan basta huwag lang nakawin ang pera.
At saka yang— the very house that collects the money for us, importations, or exportations for that matter. Marami ang pera ang gobyerno kung talagang huwag lang nakawin at gamitin. I am very sure.
Kaya kung ganito, if I cannot hack it, if I cannot solve the problem, if I’m— pati pamilya ko, madali diyan sa mga korapsyon-korapsyon, bibitaw ako. It becomes an honor because I said it during the very first days of my term. Wala kayong dapat alalahanin sa akin. Do not worry, I will honor the word, I give you my commitment again.
So itong ganito, marami talaga tayong magawa para sa mga tao natin. The only problem is corruption. If you promise something, kagaya nito, it took us almost how many years to come up with this.
Kung hindi ako na-Presidente, hindi ito madali. Kaya madinig ninyo ako, sabihin ko lang— ‘Nak, huwag ninyo akong— pakinggang mabuti ha? Kaya ako nagpu-(expletive) sa publiko, kasi I’m a very impatient man. Nananampal talaga ako ng tao, sumisipa ako ng tao, even when I was mayor.
Ganoon talaga ako because sinasadya ko iyan. And I try myself to be really vulgar about it. But actually, if you know me, if you have been here around, I seldom do it. But itong Manila people and even itong mga elite, they’ve tried to put you down.
You know, men judge best when they condemn. So kung anu-ano na ang pagsabi, akala nila, sila lang ang mga ano, mga (expletive). Kaya nasanay na sila ngayon.
Pati iyong Inquirer, sometimes picturing us to be the worst of the criminal, iyon pala, all along, it was sitting on a land that was no longer theirs, by lease, at least, the possession. They have not returned the property. They have collected the rentals, they never return it to the government.
You know, if you look at it closely, it is not only swindling. You do not collect what is not yours. So itong Inquirer, sabi ko binu-bul— Kita mo kung babuyin ko. Kasi akala mo sino, iyon pala, they are protecting something worth billions. And yet, when they editorialize, the sheet is like really a shit.
Yang mga ganoon na— so I exposed the elite, pati itong ABS-CBN.
You know, the Constitution says that the media must be owned 100% Filipino. ABS-CBN owns Rappler. Rappler is owned by the Americans. If you have an investment in that company which is Filipino but which forbids ownership, even in miniscule amounts, that is a violation of the Constitution. Yan ang ABS-CBN. And the elite in this country, sobra-sobra. Sobrang they take advantage kasi ABS sila. Sabi ko, (expletive) ninyo, akala ninyo, kayo lang ang marunong, you are the only ones who have the morals to talk about what ails this country.
O ngayon ako, anong hinabol mo sa akin? During the election time I told you, kutkutin mo na lahat ng bangko. Ngayon, nanalo na ako pagkapresidente, I give you the authority, look for the 200 million that Trillanes was harping on, garbage. Hindi man lang nila binawi.
And yung worst of all, itong ABS-CBN, magnanakaw. Because when I was running, I had no money, but at the— noong medyo mataas na ang rating ko, marami na ang nagbigay. So I went to them and say, “Puwede ba akong magpa-advertise?” Wala akong advertisement eh, if you noticed, you look back, take a few steps back in time.
Iyong ano na lang, noong may pera na ako, gusto kong bumili. Anak ng— hindi na nila in-air iyong proposal ko, hindi pa nila sinauli iyong pera ko. Kaya isa pa iyan, kaya pati si Gabby ko, (expletive) mo, kakapal ng mukha ninyo. That is how this country is corrupted by the elite.
And ito namang mga ito, sa Customs, pagpasok niyan, maliit ang bahay iyan. Pag-retire niyan, anak ng— mansion na. And they flaunt it, bili ng kotse, kung anu-ano. Anak ng—
So, iyon ang cancer ng ating body politic. It’s the most insidious one and it—Kasi kung walang mag-ano nito, we would suffer still for another— kung walang mag— if I were you, do not include me. If there is somebody who would mount a coup d’etat, tapos honest, whether a junta or by a ruler, go for it. If you think that he is really the one who can deliver, who can make the deliverance.
Ako, pa-retire na ako. Wala ito, as long as it is controlled by the elite. They were the elite during the Spanish times, they were given the lands, friar lands and they sold it to the billionaires. Ang masakit pa niyan, the money na ginamit nila, iyong bangko, Pilipino, pera rin ng tao.
Ano ako, iyong— there is a rage in me. So I hope that you can forgive my vulgar, epithets or harsh words. Ako iyong tao na— kasi wala kang masilip sa— kutkutin mo na iyang lahat ng (unclear) ko sa mundong ito. Anong nakita mo, iyon iyan – iyon na iyon. And I said, I have been faithful to you.
Again, if there is a time where I have to honor my commitment, I will do it.