President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday slammed online news site Rappler for accusing him of harassment after the Securities Exchange Commission revoked its certificate of registration over issues with its Philippine Depositary Receipt.
"We never had a hand," he said at the inauguration of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines' new communications, navigation, surveillance/air traffic management systems.
"He who comes to equity must come with clean hands. You’re even trying to, you know, throw garbage at us and then, the least we can do is to explain. How about you? Are you also clean?" Duterte added.
The President also mentioned the Inquirer after this statement.
The President also pointed out that he only has one SEC appointee.
"How could it be political? You have been throwing trash and sh—, pero pinabayaan kayo... 'Pag may nasilip, sabihin n'yo naman na harassment. 'Pag kami nagmura, masama," he said.
"The issue is not press freedom, but the abuse of the elite and those in power," he added.
Duterte to Rappler: Are you also clean?
4/ 5Oleh BNP Correspondent