- Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili was assassinated yesterday morning
- President Rodrigo Duterte accused him of being addicted to illegal substance
- Halili’s second child has broken her silence about the allegation
A family member of Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili has opened up about the accusation of President Rodrigo Duterte against the slain official.
KAMI learned that Angeline Halili, the mayor’s second child, has denied the President’s allegation that her father was involved in illegal drug$.
She added that her father lived a simple life and that he is an enemy of criminals.
Angeline also believes that Duterte was just misinformed about her dad.
"Lahat gagawin niya para sa amin, kahit magtinda lang ng tinapay o ng dyaryo. My father lived a simple life. We came from a very simple family. Hindi naman kami nagsimula ng ganito e. Sixteen years old pa lang ang dad ko nagba-biyahe mula Isabela hanggang Manila, nagbebenta ng gulay…
"My father would rather die than be a druglord. And see where he is right now. Hindi pa ba proof?
"It's related to drug$ but not the way they make it sound. Kalaban ng dad ko mgadrug lords…
"The President is a very intelligent man. He can speak for himself freely. I cannot blame him for what he said, if he's being given false information. If he's misinformed, I can only blame the people who are making all these false allegations,” Angeline said, according to ABS-CBN News.
She also urged the President to live with her family so that he could personally observe their simple lifestyle.
"I believe that if he would even try to grieve with me and our family, with us, he would see, and realize and see for himself that we have a decent, legal—very, very legal—and simple life. We’re just a family of entrepreneurs," Halili said, in a report by Rappler.
Rodrigo Roa Duterte is the 16th and the current Philippine President and the first one from Mindanao.
At 71 years old, Duterte is the oldest person to assume the Philippine Presidency.
He was among the longest-serving mayors in the Philippines, serving seven terms or more than 22 years in office.
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