Duterte blasts Consunjis after comments on water contract

first_imgThe President was not explicit on who hewas referring to, but the real estate firm’s parent company DMCI Holdings is currentlyled by its chairman and president Isidro Consunji.  “If you do not come to terms with thepeople that you prejudiced, I will not allow you to even construct a building,not even a post because I will question the integrity of your company,” headded. “Ngayonpinapahirapan niya. Nung isang araw nagsalita siya about concession sa water. Sabi ko, ikaw may problema ka, unahin mo ‘yung problema sa tao, kay kung builder ka, pag naasar ako sayo,I will not grant you any permit to dig in,” he stressed. MANILA – President Rodrigo Dutertelambasted property developer DMCI for its refusal to compensate the buyers ofits Davao City condominium that was damaged by an earthquake three months ago. “I will order an audit of all your buildingsand all the violations you have committed. Huwagmo ako pilitin. Sabi ko sa iyo,mayaman na kayo tama na,” the President further said./PN Consunji family owns the DMCI-ownedEcoland 400 condominium that partially collapsed after the magnitude 6.6earthquake hit Davao City in October last year. President Duterte went on with histirade against the Consunji’s in his interview with ABS-CBN’s Ted Failon onFriday, where he threatened not to allow DMCI to construct buildings in thecountry if they will not come to terms with its buyers in Davao. Earlier this week, the Department ofHumanitarian Settlement and Urban Development suspended the collection ofmonthly amortization payments from unit owners of the damaged condominium. In a speech in Cotabato province onFriday night, President Duterte urged the Consunjis to focus on the quality ofits construction rather than commenting in matters related to the waterconcession agreement. “You know Consunji, you are alreadyrich, and old like me. You have little time left…Stop f****** the people,” anincensed Duterte said. “Tayongmga mahirap wala tayong problema. Ang may problema dito sa Pilipinas ngayonyung mga mayaman. Gaya nitong Consunji,lahat ng condo niya – apat – ‘yung isa bumagsak. Sa karaming building sa Davao, kanya lang ang maraming huge cracks. Talagang bumubuka,” the President said.last_img read more