Duterte to ‘pretty, atribida, lady senator’ who blocked his plan to solve EDSA traffic: "Pagdating ng panahon, talagang paspasan ko siya!"

President Rodrigo Duterte/photo courtesy of TNT Abante

President Rodrigo Duterte in a speech during an event today, he mentioned about what could have been if he was granted the emergency powers to solve the EDSA’s worst traffic situation.
He has been wanting to solve the traffic problem in the Metro since the first day he assumed the highest office in the country in 2016.

Duterte said, “Simply stated, you can buy the materials, labor, or even the experts, the technical, walang bidding. Mamadalian na eh because there’s a crisis. Alam mo may isang magandang senadora na bright masyado nagsabi, ‘Ah hindi ‘yan. Sa kalaking pera niyan baka ma-corrupt ‘yan’,”

“Eh ako ditong nakikinig, hindi naman niya ako kilala, pero alam niya na tinulungan ko siya noon sa eleksyon niya. Sabi niya, ‘Yan baka ma-corrupt’. Ah kasi ma-corrupt? ‘Okay ‘wag na. Magawa na ako ng iba’. So dito ako, sa taas, what did I say about EDSA? ‘Let EDSA rot’. Bahala kayo diyan. Pagdating ng panahon I will name the lady, talagang paspasan ko siya,he said.

The President did not mention the pretty, lady senators identity but he was implying to Senator Grace Poe whom he supported in the senatorial elections last 2013 and who lost in the 2016 presidential elections against him.

As we can recall, Senator Poe, led the Senate inquiry regarding the worsening traffic situation especially in Edsa and requested Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade to give a solid traffic plan.

However, Sec, Tugade insisted the administration's request for emergency powers in solving the traffic issue is needed.

“It is because of your lack of faith in your fellowmen. And when you begin to think that you are the only honest official of the land by this year… Anong ipinagmamalaki mo? Expertise in politics? Why are you there? Is that the only credi…? Because of your name, you have a name also? You cannot have your own?” The chief executive added.

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