Andrew and Lucio Tan are two of the billionaires residing in the Philippines who have established well-known companies like Megaworld Corp. of Andrew Tan and property development, tobacco, banking and beverages for Lucio Tan.
These two Taipans offered President Rodrigo Duterte campaign money during the time he was struggling to raise funds for his national campaign. To prevent any assumptions or issues that may occur, Duterte declared during the courtesy call of members from the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) last Wednesday, that he did not accept campaign money from these two billionaires.
Right from the start I said that if I get to be a candidate this year, hindi ako tumatangap and I’d tell you, Megaworld si Lucio Tan, I refused their contribution.
Luckily, Duterte has the full support of Davao people who helped him to raise funds during his national campaign, Duterte admitted:
All the way ang nagtulong sa akin yung mga taga-Davao lang din na may pera. But kung sabihin mo na ditto mga contributions wala, wala ako.
President Duterte already revealed that Lucia Tan offered money during the campaign season but this is the first time he mentioned that Andrew Tan made the same move.