“Win or lose, we go shopping after the election” – Imelda Marcos
By Raïssa Robles
President Rodrigo Duterte, despite all his claims of a poverty-stricken background—is a multi-millionaire. A billionaire even, if Senator Antonio Trillanes’ records of the president’s bank accounts are confirmed.
So, it’s no skin off his back to go shopping anywhere in the world.
However, as head of state, he seems rather dense about the political implications of his weekend retail therapy in Hong Kong.
As Filipinos reeled from rising prices, partly brought about by the Duterte government’s TRAIN tax law, the President and his “family” secretly went to Hong Kong. [READ MORE…]