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Duterte to Pacquiao: ‘Wag kang pa-absent absent’

By Sydney Antoinette Alipao

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President Rodrigo Duterte hit back at Senator Manny Pacquiao saying he should just do his job in Congress after the boxer-turned-lawmaker claimed the current administration was more corrupt than its predecessor. 

"I expect him to sit in Congress, do not go anywhere finish and find out the corruption that you are talking about. Eh, kung mag-report ka lang dalawang... isang buwan, then you are a shit," said Duterte during his speech as the inauguration of the Light Rail Transit 2 East Extension Project.

"Magtrabaho ka, hiningi mo yan, nandyan yung mga papel, start investigatying, do not go elsewhere... Comply first with your duty as a senator. Tapusin mo yan, nandyan yung mga papeles. 'Wag kang pa-absent-absent," said the President.

Duterte added that a boxing champion wouldn't necessarily be a champion in politics, saying: “I am waiting for his word for the next department that he would choose to investigate. Pero imbestigahan niya ito ah, upuan niya ito.”

The President also claimed that Pacquiao, whom he called “goner,” backed out from his upcoming boxing match. 

“You know he has a scheduled fight but suddenly nag back out. Probably he knows that he’s too old for that. And failing in his boxing career, kung matalo siya, he’s a goner actually,” he said.

Pacquiao is scheduled to fight Errol Spence Jr. in August. The senator has denied he was “attacking” Duterte, saying he just wants to work with Duterte in cracking down on corrupt officials.


Report source: GMA News