MANILA, Philippines – Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, former speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, on Tuesday compared President Rodrigo Duterte's promise to solve the country's transit problems with a "budol-budol" scheme.
In addition to reducing travel time from Cubao to Makati to just five minutes, Duterte also promised earlier to resolve delays and flight cancellations within a month.
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Wanted for a comment at a Senate press conference, Trillanes said: "Hindi tayo nadala is three to six months?"
The senator was apparently referring to Duterte's campaign pledge to prevent crime and illegal drugs in the country in his first three to six months in office.
"Kung budol-budol, ilang is not a problem for hindi budol-budol pa rin tayo natuto," said Trillanes.
"Budol-budol" is a term used for swindlers, who cheat their victims to get money.
Trillanes recalled Duterte's claim that he had a bank account in Singapore. The Chief Executive, however, later admitted that he had just invented the senator's bank account number.
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"Ano ba" yun, wala bang singilan tayo rite? Trillanes asked.
He then called Duterte "pathological liar", who he said he always gets rid of his lies, bypassing the question. (editor: Julie Espinosa)
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