By Catherine S Valente/Manila Times/Lipa City
President Benigno Aquino has said he is not afraid of going to jail if Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte wins in May.
Speaking to reporters, the president maintained that he has served the people honestly and with integrity.
“I don’t have anything to be shameful about. I am not perfect, and solutions to problems are not always perfect,” Aquino said.
“I am confident that by any measure, most Filipinos will say that we took the right path,” he added.
His critics claim that Aquino is working extra hard to ensure the victory of Liberal Party presidential bet Manuel “Mar” Roxas because the president is afraid that he will also go to jail just like former presidents Jose Estrada and Gloria Macapagal – Arroyo.
The president’s critics said the president can be charged in connection with the Mamasapano incident that led to the death of 44 commandos of the Special Action Force; the Priority Development Assistance Fund or “pork barrel” scam and the Disbursement Acceleration Programme.
In a speech in Chicago in May last year, Aquino acknowledged the possibility of him being charged in court and eventually jailed.
Last month, Aquino also revealed that due to his tough anti-corruption drive, his critics, particularly those he had booted out for embezzlement, have threatened him with harm the moment he steps down from office on June 30.
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