President Rodrigo Duterte said that a ?good soul? among the country?s Bilyonaryos forked out a total of P101 million to make the families left behind by 101 soldiers who died in the Marawi City war as instant millionaires.
Duterte did not identify the generous person but he hinted that he was among the Bilyonaryos present during the turnover of the funds in Malacanang last Tuesday.
The P1 million donation is on top of the P250,000 given to each of the family of the 101 brave soldiers from a pool raised by the Go Negosyo Kapatid network.
Among the donors who chipped in to the P25.25 million pool for the brave soldiers? fund were Joey Concepcion, Lucio Tan, Tessie Sy-Coson, Jaime Zobel de Ayala, , Josephine Gotianun Yap Manny Pangilinan, Alfred Ty, Mike Tan, tony Tan Caktiong, Injap Sia, Jean Henri Lhuilier, Mildren Vitangcol of St. Peter?s Chapel, Alice Eduardo of Sta. Elena Corp., Jojo Concepcion of Concepcion Industries, William Belo of Wilcon Depot, Dennis Uy of Chelsea Logistics, Santi Araneta of LBC, Sabin Aboitiz of Aboitiz Corp.
?There is a one single soul dito na sobra-sobra ?yung magnanimity niya,? said Duterte in his speech.
?Ayaw kong sabihin kasi ayaw rin niyang sabihin. Ayaw niyang sabihin ko sa publiko o kanino man. Sabi niya, ?Huwag lang malaman. Basta ako magbigay?. Bigay siya ng one million para sa inyo isa?t isang pamilya,? he added.
Duterte said the Bilyonaryo donor was a new acquaintance he bumped into in formal gatherings.
? But now I see the — I can see the soul of the man. Ito ?yung pupunta talaga sa langit. Kaya kung ako ?yung kunin ng Diyos, ano mang kasalanan niya, babae siguro o ano diyan, sabihin ko na lang kay Peter, ?Pedro, buksan mo na ?yang gate diyan?,? deadpanned Duterte.
In his speech, he also mentioned Bilyonaryo Ramon S. Ang who previously donated P1 billion for the construction of adrug rehab center and another P1 billion for a mass housing project in Davao City.
?Hindi man nagbawal si Ramon Ang sabihin ko ?yung pangalan niya,? said Duterte.
Duterte is going out of his way to make life comfortable to the widows and children of the soldiers because he felt guilty for sending them to war in Marawi.