Last card! Duterte to suspend writ of habeas corpus to jail Ayalas, Salim-Consunji, their abogados for economic sabotage
President Rodrigo Duterte wants to see bilyonaryos and their conniving abogados in jail for “screwing” the public with their “plunderous” water contract drafted by ACCRALaw.
But Duterte is still deciding how to punish Salim-Consunji of Maynilad Water Services Inc., Ayalas of Manila Water and officials and abogados of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) responsible for the onerous provisions in the 1997 contract. and extending their contract for another 15 years.
“Hindi ko talaga malaman kung paano ko bibirahin ‘to because I want everybody, ‘yung mga abugado niyan noon, kung ayaw nilang pumunta dito, eh ‘di I will drag them. Then if you will force my hand, I will throw my last card,” said Duterte in a speech.
“Ayaw ninyo? O sige. Gusto ninyo daanin sa… Then I will suspend this writ of habeas corpus at hihilain ko kayo. Widespread economic sabotage. Ayaw ninyong pumunta dito? Gusto ko magharap silang lahat dito sa akin,” he added.
Duterte is determined to bring down Salim-Consunji and Ayalas even if they have told Congress they would not collect the P11 billion compensation awarded by a Singaporean arbitration court; agreed to revise the onerous provisions in the 1997 contract; and won’t contest the MWSS order to void their 15-year extension.
“Isa-isahin ko sila. Ang abugado ng mga p***** i** gumawa ng kontrata. Sino ‘yung mga opisyal ng MWSS noon? Tanungin ko sila. What the f*** did you do and screwed the country? Ngayon, ‘pag hindi ako ma-satisfy, I will expropriate everything. Kunin ko lahat. Magdemanda ka nang magdemanda. Tutal dalawang taon lang naman tapos wala na ako.
Anong idemanda sa akin?” he said.