Duterte advises abogados not to wear gold, diamond-studded watches: Baka mapagkamalan kang taga-Customs!
President Rodrigo Duterte has advised prosecutors from wearing gold and diamond-studded watches not only because it was tacky but also because they would look like the corrupt officials of the Bureau of Customs.
“Yung mga relo maglagay ng ‘yang mga diamonds diyan. Crazy. At saka kung ikaw ang prosecutor, ‘wag kang mag-gold-gold diyan. Masali ka sa taga-Customs,” said Duterte in a speech during the annual convention of prosecutors in Palawan.
“Ah taga-Customs ‘yan. Kaya kapag mag command conference ako, naka-ganun ang kamay. Sabi ko, ‘Tanggalin mo ‘yang kamay mo. P***** — ang ganda ng Rolex mo ah’. ‘Regalo ito sa asawa ko, sir’. ‘Ano ang trabaho ng asawa mo?’ ‘Hostess noon, sir sa ano…’ he added.
Duterte said getting expensive watches was as a “gift” was hard to avoid. But he said they should wait until they retire from government before flaunting their expensive watches.
“Isipin mo mga diyaman — diamonds na… Napaka-corny niyan. You look corny, totoo ‘yan, ‘yung ganun. Just — kung meron man diyan, you wait until pag-retire mo pero ‘wag mong gamitin ‘yan sa…,” said Duterte.
“Hindi maiwasan ‘yan eh. ‘Yung magbigay? Hindi maiwasan ‘yan. ‘Yan ang practice. Mismong pinsan ko na galing sa inyo, Catherine. Nung practice siya… Do not do that. So when he became one, sabi ko, “ngayon alam mo na.” ‘Wag kang mag-ano. Simple lang tayo,” he added.