Duterte on high fuel prices: Nothing I can do ‘even if you hang me’

MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte admitted Monday that he could not do anything about high fuel prices "even if you hang me." In his speech at the distribution of Certificates of Land Ownership Awards (Cloas) to farmers in Buluan, Maguindanao, the President said the Philippines could only rely on imported oil. "Alam mo ngayon wala tayong oil. So every time tataas 'yung oil, automatic tataas lahat 'yan," he said. "Yan hindi natin ma [control]. Even if you hang me, wala tayong magawa. Bitayin mo man, ako 'pag tumaas 'yung oil tataas talaga 'yung presyo because everything that you see is a product of oil." [You know that we don't have oil. So every time the prices o...

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