Duterte slams Manny Panglinan: You are only a puppet, while I am the elected President of the Philippines
In a news article published by Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manny V. Pangilinan of PLDT advised the approaching Duterte administration to allow business to sit unbothered. 

Panglinan said, "Get out of the way". 

That is the means by which the administration can help Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) succeed in its multibillion-peso advanced movement, the organization's seat, Manuel V. Pangilinan, added. 

Some individuals, including individuals from the legislature, don't comprehend the execution of real foundation expected to change PLDT and Smart's administrations into advanced, and they could hinder the colossal venture, anticipated that would be operational by 2018, in light of absence of comprehension of it, Pangilinan said. 

He said individuals from the legislature could help by not dunking their hands a lot into the venture. 

“The government’s share is to get out of the way,” he said.

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Professedly, Duterte fired back and responded to Pangilinan's harsh remark: "Simply recall that, you are just a puppet of the foreign based Salim Group, while I am the chosen President of the Republic of the Philippines!"

Salim Group is predominantly claimed and controlled by Anthoni Salim, 66, beneficiary to the fortune of his late father, Soedono, who was the greatest and nearest buddy of the late Indonesian strongman Suharto amid his 33-year administration. "MVP" has miniscule shares in the aggregate. 

That the group has strived to make it known by that name, as will be clarified in this arrangement, is for a particular reason.

Forbes magazine ranked Salim as the third richest Indonesian in 2014, with his $5.9 billion net worth topping that of Philippine tycoon John Gokongwei’s $4.9 billion or Jaime Zobel de Ayala’s $3.9 billion, according to the same list.

The Forbes’ profile of Salim in 2014 is a revelation: “Salim’s Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT) has invested $445 million [in] a 10% stake in Germany’s Rocket Internet. 

His father,Liem Sioe Liong  founded the Salim Group; the clan was later criticized for ties to Suharto.” Salim’s PLDT, not MVP’s nor First Pacific’s.

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Source: Inquirer, Kapinoy, Manila Times

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